Catering for Wedding?

posted 2 years ago in Food
Post # 2
Member
40 posts
Newbee

HMM..I am not very experienced in this situation so I only have an opinion…I would wait to see how many replies you get from invitations and then base it off of that. For instance, I am inviting 120 guests but my caterer requires a guest count 2 weeks- 1 month before the date. That way, by that point I will have recieved all of my RSVPs by then and should have an exact number of guests attending. That way, you arent paying for too much or for too little..(nothing worse than not having enough for your guests). Good Luck on your planning!

Post # 3
Member
2264 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

ThmpknWdding:  Usually, you will send out invitations and RSVPs with the caterer’s deadline in mind. Caterers usually need anywhere from 1 to 3 weeks notice of a guest count before the event. This will help so that you don’t waste food because you will know the exact number of people that are planning on coming to the event.

Some helpful things to remember: do not invite more people than your budget can accommodate (because you really never know what will come up or how many people can make it! Some brides have close to 100% acceptance rates and some brides have far less acceptances.) Also, never invite more people than your venue can accommodate for the same reason listed above.

Post # 4
Member
6034 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

You should plan for 100% of the people who RSVP “Yes” to show up. Every Yes counts as a food order. Don’t skimp on food. 

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