Post # 1
Hello! So I am trying to set up a tasting with a caterer for a weekend in April. My fiance lives in another state, and that is the only time he can do it until June or so. FI’s parents also happen to be visiting that weekend.
I was wondering if it would be OK to do the tasting with me, my FI, his parents and my parents? Since they are from out of town I thought it would be nice to include his parents in one aspect of wedding planning that would be fun for them (who doesn’t like food?) and I also wanted to include my parents. But will the caterer think I am ridiculous (or rude) if I ask if 6 people can come? I know it’s kind of a lot of people, and I know I might be setting myself up for too many opinions from the parents but I don’t want to exclude any one.
What do you think?
Post # 3
My caterer only allowed two people to attend the tasting. Not sure if that is a universal rule though.
Post # 4
Hi there!Â My caterer asked us to limit the tasting to 4 people, us and 2 others. Perhaps you should give them a call, explain the situation? Â They might be fine with it.Â If they seem hesitant to do a full tasting for all 6 of you, you could simply tell them to make enough for 4 people and then split it between the 6 of you.Â My FI parents live in another state as well, so I totally understand that you want them to participate in this fun activity!Â I’m sure they would really appreciate it.
As for too many opinions, I have a very opinionated mother… but I have actually found that when my FI parents are around she tends to bite her tongue a little bit more.Â I thinks its because the his and my parents still don’t know each other well enough yet, so she doesn’t want to seem too "pushy". So maybe having everyone together will reduce the amount of opinions you actually hear.Â Good Luck!
Post # 5
Is the food tasting and cake tasting at the same place ? Maybe you can invite one set of parents to food tasting and the other set of parents to cake tasting. Another alternative is to invite only Moms, usually they care more about the food than Dads might.
Post # 6
I’m with Petunka on this one.
Post # 7
Our venue includes tasting for 2 and any additional ppl is $25 pp. Ridiculous, especially since our final bill will be well over $25K in the end.