Footers Catering: Our Advance Planning Process For Success
As Denver's premier catering company, Footers uses our advanced catering planning process to coordinate your next special event in a way that is highly collaborative.
From selecting the right venue, picking a theme, coordinating the menu with the caterer and sending out invitations, Footers can make your life a lot less stressful, especially because we are planning 1-3 months in advance. Larger parties may require up to 12 months of planning. The earlier you start, the less you will have to worry about in the weeks and days leading up to the event. Leave that time for any last minute concerns that may arise. Our 27 years of experience proves that planning is often the single greatest determinant of the success of your party, catering or otherwise.
"When you start thinking about your event a few months in advance you can add the personal touches that will differentiate your event and make it even more enjoyable for your guests," says Footers' Catering event coordinator, Leigh Ball. "I like to suggest having a specialty drink that you enjoy or making creative place cards for your guests."
The size of an event plays a roll in how far out you should begin planning, but for small – medium sized events here is a general timeline that may be helpful:
2 - 3 Months prior: Select a theme and date
2 - 3 Months prior: Begin discussion with Footers Catering and establish a preliminary budget. We can also discuss and begin to coordinate other event needs such as tents, entertainment, audio visual and floral décor.
2 Months prior: Secure a Venue – During peak times we suggest booking up to 7 months in advance
1.5 Month prior: Send out Invitations
2 - 3 weeks prior: Plan a walkthrough and finalize details with Footers Catering