It can be easy to get overwhelmed when planning for an event. We’ve heard from a lot of our clients that they’ve never ever had to order catering before. So how do you know where to start? One of our favorite parts of the planning process starts at the consultation. When our guests come in for a consult, it gives us the opportunity to get to know you and help us create the perfect menu for your unique event! We’ve outlined a few things to keep in mind when you’re getting ready to come in for a consultation to help you be prepared for what to expect.

Is My Date Available?

This is arguably the most important question that you can ask (usually when you’re setting up the consultation). You don’t want to have your heart set on a vendor and then realize that they aren’t even available on your date! For example, Vibrant Occasions Catering is able to cater several events in one day, but we also have to ensure that everyone gets our best, so we are conscious to not over-extend our staff on any given day.

What Are Your Priorities? 

It’s not a bad idea to figure out what your top priorities are for your event. If you LOVE food, then it may be a top priority for you. If having your favorite band play is your dream, then that may be your top priority. Having an idea of what is important to you will help with the next step!

What Is Your Budget?

Once you have your priorities in order, then you can plug them in to your budget. We understand that it’s hard to know how much certain things cost, but at least you can have a general idea of what you’d like to spend overall, and what you feel is the most important things to spend your money on. We understand that just because you are getting married, doesn’t mean your daily life gets put on hold. You definitely want to make sure you’re paying attention to this along the way!

What Kind of Food?

Yes, there are endless options for food! You definitely don’t have to know exactly what you want. We are here to help you figure out the best menu specifically for you! It is always a good idea to have a clue of something that you love (or even hate!) as a starting point.