CATERING

Besides your location, the food and drink for your wedding bash will probably consume the largest portion of your wedding budget. Catering costs are usually presented as “per-person” charges, sometimes abbreviated in wedding brochures as “pp” after the amount. But be aware—the per-person charge often doesn’t include everything: Tax and the service charge might be extra, and there may also be separate per-person charges for the meal, drinks and even setup. So your actual per-person charge might end up being considerably more than you expect. You need a professional on your side to help you understand the pros and cons.