When planning your wedding, or any other important event, catering needs to be planned in advance. We generally think of catering as the main food and drinks that will be served to your guests. However, don't forget about those delicious canapés!
When trying to save money on your catering bill, canapés are often the first thing that gets cut from the list. Before you do so, however, take a moment to consider the benefits of serving canapés. Firstly, your canapés will set the tone for the rest of the event. Whether traditional, elegant, or more casual, your canapés will let your guests know what they can expect to enjoy later in the day or evening.
While your guests arrive, one by one, they will usually enjoy a drink or two while mingling. Don't let your guests drink on an empty stomach. Serve canapés to help line their stomachs. In addition, alcohol tends to make you hungry and by serving some kind of finger foods while waiting for the main meal, you will keep your guests happy.
Remember to let your caterer know how many guests you are expecting so that they can prepare enough canapés for everyone. They should offer a variety so that there is something for everyone. If any of your guests have any allergies, it's also important to let your caterer know.