Dealing With Caterer

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I would be REALLY worried about the fact that they don’t require a desposit.. and payment 5 days before is super close to your wedding.

I would be really worried that they would forget, or double book, or for whatever reason just not cater and you would be extremely hard pressed to find a caterer in 5 days.

Is this your only option for catering?

Post # 7
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

@JessicaJupiter:  I hope you are able to get a contract! I don’t know if I could honestly say i’d book a catered without something proving that i’d get my food, esp. the way that one is working.

Post # 8
Member
729 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

You should absolutely not deal with ANY vendor that doesn’t require a contract. Even email is better because everything is better than just phone conversations! I can assure you if she’s busy now and running around doing other stuff then your agreements will mean NOTHING when the time comes to pay and confirm everything – she’ll have forgotten stuff and you may see numbers change. Don’t take any chances, have it all on paper.

Post # 10
Member
729 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would only take the risk of no contract with the vendor if I was in love with their services – the only one I had an informal contract with was my baker, and that was only because I was bananas for their cake and they were the only ones around with a whipped cream frosting. They still ended up arriving late though!

 

Have you actually had a tasting yet? You should definitely be comparing at least 2 or 3 different caterers and vendors in general so that you know what you’re signing up for. And you get to eat free food!

 

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