Getting married is one of the most exciting times in your life. It is a day you will remember forever! Family and friends will come together to celebrate your love and the next chapter in your life. Locking down a location, hiring a band, sending out invites, picking your wedding party….the list goes on and on. But one of the most important decisions you will make is choosing your Wood Dale catering restaurant. Here is a short list of things to keep in mind as you ponder this big decision:

Does your location allow outside catering?
If you already have a location in mind be sure to find out if they allow outside catering. Some venues offer inside catering and exclude you from bringing someone in. it is best to know this ahead of time. If you don’t have a location in mind, try asking your caterer for suggestions once you lock one down!

What is your budget?
This is an important one! Be realistic with your budget and let any potential caterers know what you are working with. Once you have this information figured out, moving forward will be much easier.

What type of food options do you want?
This one seems simple, but you’d be surprised how many people don’t think of it until they are already meeting with potential caterers! You don’t need to figure out exactly how many options you want or what the full menu should be, but you should at least have an idea of what you’d like.

Does your caterer partner with any other vendors?
Certain caterers have great working relationships with other wedding service vendors. Ask your caterer if they have any recommendations if you are in search of a vendor you haven’t decided on yet.

If you want your big day to go smoothly there will be lots of planning and a close attention to detail required. Hopefully this list helps you down the road to an unforgettable night!