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What to ask your caterer before your wedding?

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Managing a wedding, and that too your own is a daunting task. Running here and there to get the preparations, handing out invites, and arranging for almost everything. Being on an emotional rollercoaster and still trying to manage everything that you and your spouse love is both sweet and exhausting.

In order to make things easier, here is a smart little list of questions that you should ask your caterer, before your wedding, it covers all the basis for your wedding;

Have You Worked At My Venue Before?

This is the smartest question. You can simply ask him to show arrangement sample pictures (if he/she has) or the arrangements he/she made back then and ask him to make appropriate changes to bring a bit more uniqueness to your wedding. Not only this, since the caterer has worked before, he would be able to give more insights and would help you to improve on the mistakes which were made the last time.

Which Services Are Not Included?

Save your time, you can see what a caterer offers over internet, pamphlets and all the marketing material he provides. Get straight down to the business and ask him what is not included! It gives you a much larger picture and gives you the tools to work with while deciding on the caterer.

Where Does The Food Come From?

Ask about the source of the food, if the ingredients are locally grown, or are being bought from supermarkets. If they are seasonal or not. It would help you decide a better menu that tastes fresh and good.

Once The Guest Count Is Given, Do You Allow Changes To Be Made?

One of the most important questions about your wedding is guest lists. There are always some relatives who are late to respond or some friend who wants to bring a plus one in the last minute. Ask your caterer if he entertains last minute changes in the guest lists.

How many events will you cater on my wedding day?

Among all the other questions you asked, ask him/her how many other events is he/she handling at the given date, and if prospect caterer is  handling other events, ask him/her how they plan to provide their best services to you and if he/she would get distracted and ruin both the events.

The list of question goes on and on, however, these are the least asked questions and are extremely necessary to ask your caterer. Make sure that you plan your questions ahead of time and ask them all the right questions!!

5 Reasons to Hire a Photo Booth

The photo booth first made its way into our hearts during the Worlds Fair in 1889. It would take nearly 40 years for the Photo Booth to finally find itself in New York City, and then eventually across America. In the 1990s Photo Booths were thought to have reached their peak with the invention of the digital camera, turns out photo booths are back and better then ever. There are so many reasons to hire a photo booth for your wedding, here are five of our favorites.

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1) Fun Factor

Photo booths allow everyone to get together and have some fun. There are tons of different props that you can use to be as creative and wacky as you would like.

2) Time Filler

A photo booth can be an excellent time filler, making it a great way to combat the sometimes lengthy pre-reception wait. The photo booth also serves as an ice breaker for your guests to be wacky, let loose, and have some fun while they wait for you to make your grant entrance.

3) Wedding Favours

The photos that your guests can take of themselves and with their dates, friends, family, and the lucky couple are ones that they will treasure for a long time to come. And they are certainly a unique wedding favour to give to your guests. Instead of giving them another candle, you know the old saying, a picture is worth a thousand words.

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4) Guestbook

A photo booth makes a fun and memorable alternative to a more formal guestbook. It is one that you and your partner will look through again and again and feel the memories of your special day each time you look through the photos.

5) Memories

Like we stated before, a picture is worth a thousand words, the photos captured during your photo booth will definitely be memorable. And they will be something that you and your guests will look back upon as the years go on.

If you are looking for a photo booth for your next party, we here at Staten Island Party Rentals work with a number of different vendors in the area. Let us know if you are looking to book one when you call us to book your next event.