04 December 2019 | by Captain Joe

Here’s a riddle for you. Which day is yearned for and dreaded at the same time? You are right! It’s Wedding Day!

The climax for every true romantic story, the wedding day is one of the most memorable days in one’s life. For this is the day when two hearts are forever joined in the presence of family and friends, along with the lucky people who constitute the often formidable "guest list." Yes, today it’s the norm to have big weddings attended by 500+ guests (at least). Hence the dread! Because, God forbid if anything goes wrong, these helpful guests will ensure that it will not be forgotten any time soon.

The Big Fat Indian Weddings


Weddings in India have the reputation of being the most lavish, extravagant events ever seen globally. Who would ever want to miss oohing and aahing at the bride and groom’s expensive wedding trousseau, gaping at the luxurious decor of the wedding venue and sampling the mounds of sumptuous mouth-watering delicacies that Indian weddings are famous for? No one! Many guests have been known to skip the bride, groom, and decor altogether and head straight for the banquet halls where the delicious wedding feast awaits!

Ever heard of the saying 'the proof of the pudding is in the eating'? Nowhere is it more real than here in India! The success of an Indian wedding rests in the hands of the caterer that serves the wedding feast! Any mistake here, and you can be sure that the unpleasant after-taste will remain imprinted in the minds and tongues of all the attendees till an equal or bigger disaster occurs!

Let’s take a look at some of the most common wedding catering mistakes made along with the ways to avoid them.

1. Unexpected Expectations

Unexpected Expectations

One of the most embarrassing mistakes is when there isn’t enough food for the guests. It is simply awful to see disgruntled guests leave the venue grumbling about the lack of food. Bad guest-list planning (usually happens when kids and extended family are forgotten) is often the cause for this and the entry of gate-crashers (the uninvited guests who made it to the feast even if not to the list). To ensure this never happens, carefully plan the guest list and try to provide adequate security at the venue. Also, make allowances for extra food to be supplied in case there is a shortfall.

2. Unchecked Credentials

Reputed wedding Caterers

While hiring the wedding caterers, be sure to check their credentials. Excellent and reputable caterers will provide references when asked. Failure to do often results in sub-standard food being served at the feast. Nothing can be worse than having to hear the guests complain of food poisoning!

3. Poor Service

Wedding Catering Staff

Often, wedding feasts are ruined by the lack of experienced catering staff. Imagine waiting endlessly for your plate of delicious biryani or that sweet dessert, while you see other guests at a far off table being served. It’s irritating and even a bit insulting! Again, the only way to avoid this is to calculate the exact number of expected guests. This will ensure that the catering company provides the required number of personnel.

4. Size Matters


Booking wedding halls with small dining areas is yet another common mistake. This situation leads to the dreaded “queue,” the endless line of guests waiting for their chance to be seated in the banquet hall. At times, this has even led to unnecessarily heated skirmishes, all of which take away the sheen of the wedding. Make sure to book halls that have suitable dining areas that match the number of expected guests.

One of the best ways to avoid all these problems, with minimal effort, is to opt for caterers who have years of experience in the field. They will have the foresight to inform you of the possible pitfalls that may occur during the wedding.

Captain Joe to the Rescue

At Captain Joe, we meticulously plan each aspect of the wedding feast. We ensure that only the finest ingredients are used to create our signature dishes for the wedding catering. Moreover, we take the client’s preferences seriously and are committed to making the best wedding feasts! This is why we have always been regarded as the best wedding food caterers in Gurgaon.

So, make sure to contact us when you have your special day fixed! We will make sure it will be a day to be remembered for all the right reasons!


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