Are you planning a vegan wedding?
Posted on March 29th, 2015 · By admin
Are you planning a vegan wedding?
If you’re looking for more than just berries and leaves. If you want a real meal that even your most discerning non-vegetarian guests will love. You have arrived at the right place. Vegan Peasant Catering have catered a number of vegan weddings, tipi weddings and marquee weddings in London and all over the UK. Most of the weddings we’ve had the pleasure of catering were attended by up to 120 guests. We understand that wedding planning can be stressful so in order to make your planning a little easier we’ve come up with this handy guide.
Save the date
It’s a good idea to make sure we’re available as early as possible. June to September is a pretty busy time of year for caterers. Even though most of the actually planning in the run up to your special day can be done in a few weeks. Once you have a date, it’s very important to find out if the caterer you’d like is available on that day. Ideally, you’ll have a run up of a year to six months, but once you know the date give us a call so you can get the date you want.
After we’ve had a chat about your vision for the day. We’ll send through a number of menus to get you started. Should you have a favorite dish or ingredients you’d like us to showcase don’t hesitate to let us know. Also, don’t forget to mention allergies, intolerances or foods you don’t like. We come up with bespoke menus all the time and we are happy to custom design a menu for your day.
Catering Equipment Supplier
Once the menu has been confirmed the next step is to contact equipment suppliers. We have a good relationship with an equipment supplier based in London with many years of experience in event catering. Once we’ve agreed on the style of catering and the number of guests attending we’ll send the kit list onto our equipment supplier.
If you’re wedding is taking place further a field, it’s best to source a local supplier as travel costs will be prohibitive. You should contact equipment suppliers fairly soon as you want to make sure they have everything and if not they have enough time to source equipment from other suppliers if needed. Questions will arise so we are happy to liaise with any of your suppliers to make sure that all your requirements are met.
We work with well-trained wait staff/bar staff from a London agency. We usually suggest one server per table and depending on the size of your event, wait staff will include a supervising coordinator.
If you’re getting married at a venue outside of London, we suggest contacting a local staffing agency. We do have suppliers we work with in London, but the travel costs will end up being cost prohibitive. We can liaise directly with the any suppliers recommended by you.
Table settings/seating arrangement
Again, we are happy to liaise with the venue when it comes to seating planning. Most venues will already have floor plans they can modify to work well with your guest list. As a general rule you won’t want to have more than 10 guests per round table. The diameter of the table can determine what will be placed on the table, the size of the plates and the number of journeys the wait staff will have to make. Seating arrangements can be worked out closer to the date, but we’d like to avoid last minute seating changes on the day.
About 2 weeks before the wedding we’ll send through a call sheet with all the information We’ve correlated to date. The call sheet will include the contact information of everyone who will be involved on the day, especially phone numbers, the itinerary, furniture with additional floor plans, staffing info, tableware, glassware, beverage notes and a detailed breakdown of the menu. As we’ll be pulling a lot of this information from emails, we’ll send this sheet through to make sure all the information is up to date and current.
We understand that the itinerary is subject to change so this is the last section to get filled out.
We hope this guide has taken some of the mystery out of wedding catering.
Don’t be afraid to ask us for advice. We have 25 years experience in the hospitality industry.