Ten questions for your wedding caterer – By the Lemon Zest team.

In no particular order –

Are you truly bespoke?
Are you having a theme, if so this may influence your wedding menu choices? If there is something specific you have in mind, don’t be afraid to ask questions. We love nothing more than creating bespoke menus to compliment your big day.

Are there any hidden costs?
At Lemon Zest transparency is the key and we include staffing, plates, cutlery, napkins and table linen in our per head price. Other caterers may offer a stripped back quotation to entice you to book their services and then hit you with extras you thought were included.

What info do you need?
Provide your caterer with as much information as you can. This will include dates, venue choice and total numbers, not forgetting children and evening guests. This will help to ensure your get the most accurate quotation. Our per head prices are all linked to overall numbers.

Can I try before I buy?
Most caterers now offer a tasting session which allows you to sample your chosen menu and discuss your big day in further detail. We hold regular one to one tasting sessions throughout the year which are complimentary if you choose to book our services.

Are they a preferred supplier?
Has the caterer got experience working at your chosen venue alongside other suppliers? We pride ourselves on seamlessly integrating with your venue staff to ensure your big day runs smoothly. Check out our venue page to see a list of places we call our second homes.

What about canapes?
We say yes! Our amuse bouche selection will ensure your guests have something to nibble on during the drinks reception. Therefore, we offer three complimentary canapes with nearly all our menus. The devil is in the detail as they say, and small touches such as this can easily be forgotten, or cost extra.

Why should I choose you?
Let’s not forget that this is your first meal together as a couple and you are sharing this special moment with a chosen few. As well as the quality of food, the way it is presented and served are also important elements that your guests will remember. Our dishes and presentation ideas are constantly refreshed to make sure we are ‘on trend’ so not only will your food taste fantastic but it will look fantastic as well.

Should I choose a Sole caterer?
Not necessarily, but It is important to remember that if you choose one company to cater for the whole event you will ensure continuity. With Lemon Zest you will have a dedicated coordinator throughout to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Is there anything more reassuring than that?

Do I need evening food?
Unless your wedding breakfast is finishing early evening and you haven’t got any additional evening guests, the simple answer to this is yes. Everyone appreciates a little evening snack to keep them fueled for dancing (and drinking) the night away. Hot baps are our best seller, should you have an idea that isn’t listed on our menus, just let us know.

What about us?
Although it may seem difficult, try not to allow people to influence your opinions when deciding on your menu. We appreciate that you want everyone to be happy (and we will do our utmost to make this happen), but it’s your big day so choose dishes that reflect you as a couple which you will both remember for years to come.