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Determine Your Wedding Catering Expenses in Rochester, NY

Published April 13th, 2019 by Chef's Catering

Your wedding is a day that will be kept forever in your memory bank. You want it to be a celebration not only of your love, but you also want it to be an event that your guests will enjoy and remember fondly too. There are several steps you will need to take to determine how much you will spend for not only catering, but the other expenses of your wedding to ensure that the day is as perfect as possible. For Rochester, New York catering, Chef’s Catering has the experience to make your wedding day special.

Set a Budget

You need to have some notion about how much you’re willing to spend before you make your plans. It’s possible that your expectations are right on with the reality. It is also possible that you underestimate or over estimate how much catering will cost. A preconceived amount you want to spend can be a great way to have some parameters set. According to the website ValuePenguin, the average catering for a wedding will cost $30 a plate for an average guest list of 140 people.

Discuss the things you need to ensure everyone who is going to be important to you on that important day is on the same page. If you need us to provide tables and chairs, make certain we are all on the same page with that detail. If you expect to have a bar, let us know. We’ll help you determine the things that will be necessary to make you happy on this grand occasion.

The next step is to go over your guest list. You may need to reduce the number of guests, or you may need to change what you want served to ensure you stay on budget. You may want a menu smaller than $30 a plate, so you can invite more people.

We offer many different kinds of cuisine that will make your day special. If you met in New Orleans during Mardi Gras then Cajun may be theme for your food option. Perhaps you both love Indian or Italian food. You may share Ethiopian heritage. For nearly any sort of cuisine you want, Chef’s Catering can help with the specific foods you desire.

The average cost for “dry” catering is $4,200 based on 140 guests at $30 a plate. With that thought in mind, you can make the adjustments you need to make your own day special. Bar service can cost from $2,000 to $3,000 in addition to regular catering. You have some options in bar service by offering less expensive alcohol or even having a cash bar.

As you prepare for your big day, please contact us, Chef’s Catering, here in Rochester, New York for more info and help planning your big day. We offer great food, great service, and the experience needed in wedding catering to help make your special day perfect!

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