(Closed) How much were you able to negotiate with your Caterer?

posted 4 years ago in Reception
  • poll: How much did you save?
    $5 pp : (1 votes)
    5 %
    $10pp : (1 votes)
    5 %
    $20pp : (0 votes)
    more than $20pp : (0 votes)
    i didn't negotiate : (9 votes)
    47 %
    they wouldn't negotiate : (5 votes)
    26 %
    less than $1000 : (0 votes)
    more than $1000 : (3 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    24026 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @MsGinkgo:  Our venue catered the food themselves, so negotiating with them was pretty much impossible.  🙁  But best of luck to you! Sending you lots of great negotiating vibes! 🙂

    Post # 5
    Member
    24026 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @MsGinkgo:  That’s awesome! 🙂  Glad it’s working out for you better than it did for us, haha! 🙂

    Post # 6
    Member
    9560 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I suppose it depends on what you consider negotiating. Our caterer is pretty cheap (Buffet is $14.50 per adult, $7 per child) so we didn’t really ask them to lower the price of the buffet). We got an estimate for the caterer to do drinks throughout the night and it was crazy expensive, so we told them we would do drinks before and after the dinner. We also will not be using the desserts that are included in the buffet price, so I got them to give us a $0.75 per person discount on apps to cover the unused desserts. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    82 posts
    Worker bee

    @JenGirl:  Wow, you got such a great deal on your caterer! 

     

    I’ll be contacting caterers very soon, so info on HOW you all negotiated with your caterer (in addition to the original question of “how much”) would be greatly appreciated!

    Post # 8
    Member
    9560 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @jerzepi:  Yeah, we decided to do the wedding in a small town because all the vendor costs are so much cheaper!

    Post # 9
    Member
    2442 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Our venue provided the catering.  We didn’t really try to negotiate price but we wanted to do beef and vegetarian options instead of chicken and pasta/vegetarian but they wouldn’t budge without a price increase.  So no they wouldn’t negotiate.

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