Are you planning the perfect event, but faced with budget constraints? You’re not alone! Budget is the number one concern for people planning an event. We’ve come up with a list of event budgeting tips to help you get the most out of your event budget:
Look For An All-In-One Caterer
One of the best ways to save money on your event is to hire a caterer that also provides you with cutlery, serving ware, etc. At GTA Caterer we own all of our own supplies, so when you hire us you won’t need to spend extra money renting these items. This can be huge cost-savings – especially for private parties.
Stick To In-Season Ingredients
When selecting your event menu, stay away from menu items that include out of season ingredients. Off-season ingredients, such as produce or seafood, can become very expensive. This will drastically increase the cost of your event food. Not sure what’s in season right now? When you hire GTA Caterer for you events, our head chef Ivan will be happy to review your best menu options with you.
Look For Caterers With Variety
A caterer with plenty of options (such as GTA Caterer) means you have more room for food options within your budget. Some expensive caterers only offer a limited menu choice, which means your stuck with an expensive menu no matter which food selections you make. Variety is a great way to ensure control over your budget.
Consider An Event Planner
If you’re planning a large event, consider using an event planner. This may seem like an added cost at first, but event planners are experts at budgeting and negotiating. An event planner can get you a much better cost on things like décor and flowers thanks to the relationships they have with local vendors.
Check The Fine Print
Last, but not least, be sure to check the fine print of your contract before signing in. The last thing you want is to discover that something is an extra fee, or that servers were not included when you thought they were. To stay on budget it’s very important that you are well aware of your contract.
Now that you know how to stay on budget, it’s time to hire your caterer! Get in touch with GTA Caterer to discuss availability, menu options and pricing.