Planning a wedding? All your questions answered right here! – Contributed by Cherrys Catering

Planning a wedding

Your wedding is the biggest day of your life!! It’s natural that you will have some questions during wedding planning or be curious about how it all works on the day.

There is a lot to think about and with 20 years of experience, Cherry’s Catering can guide you through planning a wedding. So, let’s get to it and answer some of those burning questions that we bet are bubbling away in your head as you start your wedding planning.

At Cherry’s our door is always open. We always welcome couples to come and meet with during their wedding planning stage, to go over the specifics for your big day.

Planning a wedding
Wedding Planning FAQ’s
What Style Of Wedding Catering Should I Choose?

This depends firstly on whether you are planning a wedding with guests seated for a plated meal or if you would prefer your guests to be upstanding/mingling.

For a plated meal, the following menus are a perfect fit.

Your wedding planning might include a mingling style reception, then Cocktail Finger Food & perhaps a Grazing Table is the way to go!

Whichever type of menu you choose during wedding planning, rest assured we will impress your guests and satisfy tummies!

How Long Are Staff Onsite For?

Typically, our staff are onsite for a 3 hours period, arriving 1 hour prior to food service

How Many Staff Are Required?

This will depend on your menu selection and final guest numbers.
Typically when planning a wedding, a Buffet or Cocktail Party for 80 guests would need 1 chef & 2 wait-staff

Can Pre-Dinner Canapés Be Added?

Yes, there are a few options for pre-dinner canapes if you are thinking of them during your wedding planning.

  • Grazing Table
  • Cocktail Finger Food
  • Platter / Grazing Boards
Does The Price Include Quality Crockery & Cutlery?
  • Cocktail Party – napkins are included, plates are not required
  • Gourmet Roast Buffet – included
  • Banquet / Set Menu – additional fee POA
What Dessert Options Can I Choose From?

There are a few options for desserts to include as part of your wedding planning:

  • Platter / Grazing Boards
  • Buffet desserts (see our Gourmet Roast Buffet menu)
  • Share plates & individual plated desserts (see our Banquet & Set Menu Dining menus)
Can I Incorporate A Drinks Service With The Food?

Yes, you can! Forget about liquor licencing when wedding planning, at Cherry’s we have our own liquor licence enabling us to supply & serve you & your guests.

We can cater drinks packages to compliment your special occasion and catering needs. Cheers to that!

How Do We Get The Tables Set Up In Time?

Cherry’s can dress your tables POA.

Prior Collection Of Cutlery & Napkins For Dressing?

You are welcome to collect cutlery & napkins from Cherry’s prior but most menus include a disposable 2 ply Cherrys napkin (white with Cherry’s logo).

Upgrade to white linen at $1.50pp (other colours are available POA).

How To Serve The Cake?

Cherry’s can cut your cake but additional staff costs may apply.

What Happens To Any Leftovers?

When planning a wedding, you don’t normally think of this, but at the end of your function, any leftover food is left for your consumption, in line with Food Safety regulations.

How Are Children Charged?

Children aged 12+ are charged at adult pricing and children under 12 are charged at 70%.

Is There A Public Holiday Surcharge?

Yes, we charge 15% surcharge on PH because we need to pay our staff PH rates, this is on the total price of your catering.

Will There Be A Wedding Surcharge?

Great news – NO extra charge – just great value!  This means planning a wedding and managing your budget is easier!

At Cherry’s Catering we do not charge extra because we are catering a wedding and all our pricing is fully inclusive of GST.

We offer taste testing, viewing of venue and on-going consultancy as required.

Planning a wedding
Relax & Enjoy Stress-Free Wedding Catering By Cherry’s.

Are you feeling a little more relaxed about it all now? We hope so! To book your catering or to ask any further questions throughout your wedding planning, give us a call or flick us an email.

We are reliable and on time every time. A dedication to delivering or serving your catering on time every time. Enjoy worry-free wedding planning!

Sounds simple but with over 30 years of wedding planning and industry experience, an extensive and popular range of menus, and a dedication to customer service we are serious about making your wedding catering special.

‘Planning a Wedding’ Written by Cherrys Catering, you can learn more about Cherrys Catering in the WBA Member Directory

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