Tips for Choosing a Bridal Shower Catering Company

Tips for Choosing a Bridal Shower Catering Company

Your bridal shower is one of the most important events leading up to your wedding day, so you want to make sure everything is perfect! Planning a bridal shower can be quite the task, from deciding the guest list, creating invitations to planning the food, it can become exhausting very quickly. The catering company you choose will play a big role in how successful and enjoyable the event is, so it’s important to take your time in deciding. Here are a few tips to help you choose the right bridal shower catering company.

Know your Bride

Before you even begin to think about choosing a caterer for the bridal shower you need to know the theme of the bridal shower and more importantly understand the likes and dislikes of the bride. Talking with the bride to understand their likes and dislikes should be your first task to ensure the food served is up to their taste standards.

Identify a Wedding Caterer

The first step is to do your research and compile a list of potential caterers. Yes, you can google search “Best Caterers Near Me” and find quality results, but ask friends and family if they have any recommendations, and read online reviews. Once you have a list of companies, you can start reaching out to each one to get more information

Determine Your Bridal Shower Catering Budget

Figure out your budget. This is probably the most important step in choosing a catering company. You need to have a clear understanding of how much you’re willing to spend on catering before you start looking at different companies. Once you know your budget, you can start narrowing down your options.

Ask for Catering Prices and Menus

Be sure to ask for menu options and pricing information up front. This will help you narrow down your choices and find a catering company that fits within your budget. Most companies will be able to provide you with sample menus so that you can get an idea of what they offer. Once you have quotes from each company, compare them side-by-side to see which one offers the best value for your money. Keep in mind that cheaper isn’t always better—you want to make sure you’re getting quality food and service for your money. Not all caterers are able to fully customize their menu to fit your needs. If you have any specific requests or dietary restrictions, be sure to let the catering company know to determine if they can make the necessary accommodations.

What Kind of Food is Served at a Bridal Shower?

When it comes to deciding on a menu for a bridal shower, there are really no hard and fast rules – it all depends on the theme of the shower, the time of day it’s being held, and the overall vibe you’re going for. That said, there are definitely some classic staples that are always popular at bridal showers. We have found throughout our 60+ years in providing bridal shower catering that the list below are some of our favorite bridal shower food options:

Finger Foods

Finger foods are always a great option for a bridal shower because they’re easy to eat and don’t require any utensils. Some popular finger foods for bridal showers include finger sandwiches pinwheels, characuterie board, shrimp tray and honey Hawaiian meatballs.


Salads are another great option for a bridal shower because they can be served as either an appetizer or a main course. Some classic salads that are always popular at showers include the Chef’s Salad or Harvest Salad. For something heartier, you could also serve a freshly made chicken salad.


No meal is complete without a little something sweet, and that’s definitely true for a bridal shower! Classic desserts that are always popular include cookies, cupcakes, cheese cake petites, and brownies. If you’re looking for something a little more unique, consider serving assorted fresh pastries.

Here at Lee n’ Eddies, we understand that bridal showers are a special occasion. That’s why we offer professional catering services to help make your bridal shower planning easy and stress-free. Our catering experts can work with you to identify the perfect menu for your event, whether you’re looking for finger foods or a more formal sit-down meal. So, if you’re planning a bridal shower, don’t hesitate to contact us today. We would be more than happy to assist you in any way possible.

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Dan Veles

Dan Veles is the heart and soul behind Lee n' Eddies, steering the beloved catering company for over four decades. As the owner and operator, Dan has dedicated himself to serving the Chicago area and its surroundings, consistently delivering great food and service at unbeatable prices. Under his leadership, Lee n' Eddies has become synonymous with quality catering, offering a wide range of delicious options that cater to every taste and occasion.

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