Post # 1
I’ve got my tasting this weekend for our venue. We are to pick the three main dishes out of like ten that we want to try for our main meal for the wedding, then we get to taste everything else, including all sides, appetizers, cheese and fruit, desserts, chocolate fountain, etc.
My boss at work told me today how his wife and him were disappointed on the day of their wedding because apparently the food on the wedding day didn’t taste as good as it did at the tasting. So it got me wondering how often the food at the tasting is better than day of wedding? OR worse, for that matter?
Please share your experience! 🙂
Post # 3
We were thrilled with the quality of the food on our wedding day. Just as good, if not better, than we remembered from our tasting. We got a lot of compliments from our guests, too.
Post # 4
we didn’t really have a tasting before our wedding because we’ve known the caterer for a long time and he’s cooked for several of our parties, so we already knew what we wanted. but it tasted the same as it always does- delicious!
Post # 5
We didn’t do a tasting and we thought our food was great. However, post wedding we had mutliple people tell us a range of things about guest food from being amazing to feeling like their meals had been microwaved. I think it’s important to remember that when you’re feeding large groups like at a wedding there may be different views on your food. Chances are as the bride and groom yours will be the best since you get served first.
Post # 6
A restaurant catered our food & the 3 things that disappointed us about the wedding day for as opposed to the regular restaurant food &/or previously discussed expections, were that the salad didn’t have crouton, bacon, shredded hard boiled egg, & cheese like at the restaurant. It was just lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, & dressing. That was sort of disppointing.
The other very very irritating that is that we asked for ALL black napkins, plates, bowls, & utensils & they showed up with about half the plates and bowls being black & half being white, all the napkins were white, and the cake plates were fuckin dixie plates. NOT HAPPY.
Lastly, sheet cake & a little round cake for the bride & groom came with our package since we weren’t doing a formal wedding cake & since they knew we wanted at least a small cake to cut for pics. They said they were going to put flowers on top, & my sister actually called to verify that flowers would be on top (my sis works at this place as well) & they assured her that flowers would be on top of our little circle cake for the cake cutting. My sis also offered to pay a little extra to make SURE the top of the cake was in fact decorated. Well, lo & behold, the damn cake shows up with fricken TIN FOIL under it, & we had to eat it on dixie plates. Real classy.
Here’s a pic (you can’t see the tin foil cake plate or dixie plates too well):
I will not be recommending them in the future unless the bride & groom wants something super cheap & doesn’t care if some details are overlooked. My catering package was SUPER cheap, so I should have known things would probably be sub par, but it was still pretty infuriating.
Post # 7
We didn’t get to taste beforehand, but our venue was a 5-star hotel so I knew the food would be amazing. Plus it was brunch, which is pretty hard to mess up 🙂
Post # 8
We live in a tourist area that has a high number of weddings. Around here, most of our caterers are also restaurants. We went with our favorite restaurant, because a) they rock and their food is awesome, and b) they are super consistant with both the food at their restaurant and catering.
We didn’t do a tasteing because we didn’t feel we needed to. They did a fantastic job and everything tasted exactly the same.
Post # 9
I wish I could have tasted the entrees! I had assumed that we would be able to try a couple different meals and see which one we liked, but they said they “Don’t do that” So I have no idea what my dinner will taste like day of the wedding. I don’t even know all the ingredients. Bacially I’m told it’s vegetarian. UGh! They have lots of good reviews so I hope it goes well.