On your wedding day, you and your guests will look forward to a delicious meal at the reception after the ceremony. To ensure a successful dinner, you’ll need to find the ideal wedding caterer and put a quality menu together. Sampling a caterer’s food in advance gives you the opportunity to select the best options and customize your menu for the big day. Keep these do’s and don’ts in mind to get the most out of your wedding tasting.


Have your questions ready.

Couples should come prepared with questions for the wedding caterer to ensure your meal goes exactly as you want. Both you and the caterer want the process to be as transparent as possible, and asking questions allows you to make a more informed decision. For example, you might ask what type of serving styles they offer (buffet, à la carte, etc.) or what fees to expect and what services are included. Many find it helpful to write down their questions, but feel free to ask anything that comes to mind in the moment. 

Provide honest feedback.

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Wedding caterers need feedback to help them tailor their foods and services to your needs. If you have comments, concerns, or suggestions, don’t hesitate to bring them up at the tasting. You might have a family member with an allergy and request to omit an ingredient or wish to add a bit more spice to a dish. Be honest, descriptive, and professional with your feedback. Most caterers will be happy to make minor adjustments to suit your big day.


Eat before your tasting.

The best way to prepare for a wedding tasting is to come hungry. You will be tasting several entrées, appetizers, and desserts, along with any other requested items, so don’t have a big meal prior to your appointment. Try to savor small bites as you sample to truly appreciate the flavors and avoid filling up too quickly. 

Invite a large group.

While most catering services allow you to bring a few guests along, you should limit the group to your soon-to-be-spouse and perhaps two other trusted tasters. Too many people with differing opinions can cause distractions and complicate the decision-making process. Invite people you can trust to give constructive feedback, such as your parents or closest friends. If you have a wedding planner, they can also be a helpful addition during the tasting.


If you’re looking for a dependable wedding caterer, the professional team at Lother’s Catering is dedicated to serving a high-quality meal that tastes as good as it looks. Based in Hebron, KY, and serving the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas, this company offers a diverse array of delicious dining options for every occasion. Their catering services include à la carte menus, buffet dinners, specialty food stations, and banquet halls. Take a look at their available menus online, and call (859) 689-4030 to schedule a free consultation.