If you are planning a wedding, you will want everything to be perfect. At Anise, we know that attention to detail is critical to ensuring that your wedding runs smoothly. Our wedding menu selections are designed to give you both choice and flexibility in the style of food and service. You are going to want to try your dress on, so why wouldn’t you want to taste the food? Follow Anise’s tried and tested advice in order to get the most out of your wedding tasting…. Here are the questions that you should be asking (before and during!)
Is the tasting FOC or is there a charge?
Here at Anise we offer a free consultation and quoting service; along with menu tastings that take place in our production kitchens. Tastings provide a ‘dress rehearsal’ for your special day and gives you the opportunity to meet and discuss your requirements with our head chef & event managers who will oversee the catering for you.
Are the tastings done face to face? Do we both need to be there?
Organising your wedding is one of the most special and personal events of your life. As a company we believe in working closely with our clients and always like to arrange face to face meetings with the bride and groom to help begin the planning and preparation. We can offer guidance on serving suggestions and the suitability of each selection, based on your guest numbers, equipment requirements and the facilities at your venue.
Are there any hidden charges?
Because no two weddings are alike, here at Anise we will ensure that your wedding is tailor-made to your requirements. If you’re not sure what you want, we will happily discuss all the options with you and you can rest assured that there will be no unexpected surprises and no hidden charges.
Will the caterer make special meals for children and other wedding pro’s, and what does the caterer charge?
You will need to feed some of your wedding pros who’ll be there at your reception, like your photographer, wedding planner and your DJ (as well as their assistants). Find out what the charge is for children of they are invited and what the caterer an offer them.
Is there an extra charge for vegetarians/ vegans/ gluten free eaters/ kosher/ halal?
A caterer may be willing to work with special dietary restrictions, but it could mean additional costs. If offering a special meal to certain family and friends is important to you, but the caterer’s fees are hefty, you might have to find room from elsewhere in your budget or look for another caterer.
How many weddings has the caterer previously worked on?
Reading reviews is one thing but it’s good to do a bit more research before you get trapped in to a contract with a second-rate caterer. Check the website, read the blogs (if they have any), read the testimonials and don’t be afraid of calling up the company beforehand to ask these questions.
Can dishes be tailored accordingly?
At Anise dishes can be tailored to your individual requirements in order to compliment the theme or colours of your very special day.
Can I be sent a quote?
Any company worth their salt should send you a formal quotation and there should be no-obligation before you sign any contract.
Can you work to a certain budget?
Discuss your budget before you start liaising with your caterer. Then you can work with them and see whether it’s a figure they can work with.