Budgeting for Food & Beverage

Happy Friday Everyone!

Thank you for your recent blog idea submissions. We have really enjoyed reading them!

Recently, one of our readers asked us “If you are having a non-banquet hall wedding how do you plan the food and beverage budget and what are the other costs people often forget to budget for?”

Every venue is unique however most run their wedding packages in a similar fashion.  Like banquet halls, alternative venues will likely have a wedding package specifically designed for newly engaged couples that outline the different food and beverage options they offer.  If a venue does not have in-house kitchen they will provide you with a list of preferred caterers that they recommend. If you are having an outdoor wedding, be sure to seek out a caterer that is familiar with the benefits and limitations of your space.

Food and beverage are two of the most important aspects of your day (not to mention your biggest expense), so budget wisely.  Depending on your locations and what is include in your package, the costs can vary drastically.

Planning your wedding at a historic or outdoor venue can be a bit more challenging as they typically do not house a lot of your required rentals on-site.  For example; tables, chairs and linens may not be available for your choosing, and will have to be sourced separately. This will be an additional expense to factor in when creating your budget.  Also, keep in mind when hiring a caterer you will be responsible for covering the costs of the staff required to run your event.

To learn more tips and tricks for planning your outdoor wedding please contact us at 647 406 7188 or info@gushevents.ca and we would be happy to set up a consultation!


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