Post # 1
I’m not getting married for over a year, but everyone in my life (including my Fiance, who, in typical boy fashion, loves to eat and can inhale enough food for 3 people without gaining an ounce) is already asking me when I’m going to crank out a menu. I’ve been advised to start early. Because we’re doing a sit-down dinner in June of next year, and because we want to incorporate seasonal produce, both of our parents are saying we should start talking to caterers NOW and try foods NOW so we can know what to expect in a year and a month’s time.
Does this sound a little much to anyone else? Or is this normal protocol that I’m just blithely unaware of?
Post # 3
It is normal for me. We are getting married in March of next year and we already have our menu picked out. The earlier you book, the better, in my opinion. You can also get better prices, if you book early. Catering prices usually go up every year.
Post # 4
I agree with Noritake…we booked our menu in January right after we got engaged whcih was about a year out. I tend to be a bit on the anal/organized side and just wanted to get things done to cross things off my list. It worked out pretty well considering we have nothing on our to do list over the summer 😉
Post # 5
We booked this January for our August wedding. In my opinion, the earlier you get your vendors booked the better. Also, it may take you a while to find a caterer you want to work with.
Post # 6
Get it done! We booked our food 15 months ahead.
Post # 7
Go ahead and do it. It would be one more thing crossed off your list. Caterers like it when they get a notice ahead of time.
Post # 8
My wedding is not until July of 2011 and we already found our cater. They book insanely fast. Dont wait! It willbe a big weight off your shoulders!
Post # 9
I don’t think it’s too early, but do you have your venue booked? I would probably do that first, since they might have preferred caterers you have to use.
Post # 10
I don’t think it’s too early if you’re using a caterer. Our venue (a country club) didn’t have us decide until the 4 month mark but we knew we were using them from the start so I think it’s different.
Post # 11
- Wedding: July 2010 - The Tower Club
I think you should book your caterer/venue now, and choose a menu so that you know how much to pay per person. Then, next year closer to the wedding, make your final selections & have your tasting.