- 4 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
Our venue is a local B&B that has one caterer they absolutely require you to use. The upside to renting this place is they only do one wedding a day, you can use any other vendors and you can BYOB – hard to come by in metro Atlanta.
We met with our caterer Monday…and I have been bummed since. Our appointment was at 2pm, she had us sit and wait for 20 minutes in another room since the couple before us had run late. She rushed through our consulation although we were the ones that showed up on time!
The choices were okay. She kept telling us how many awards she has won for this item and the other, etc. She copped a serious ‘tude when overall we were just not blown away and raving about how amazing her food is – I guess what she is used to.
Sorry, she does not know who FI’s mom is, lol. She’s not a hoity toity chef, but she has been a contest cook for the past 20+ years…so needless to say we’ve been spoiled! Also, we cook 5 out of 7 nights so we know what’s good, to say the least.
I had to struggle to pick our horderves. We’re having a 2pm wedding on a Sunday with 5 choices. This is what I picked:
Fruit platter with marshmallow dip
Ham & cheese, Turkey & cheese sandwiches
Brie & raspberry dip w/ butter crackers
Artichoke dip w/ pita chips
Sausage stars (sausage and cheese mixture in phillo dough shaped like stars)
This is what we get for 17.50 pp
Overall she hardly even spoke to me, and just talked to FI…although she had all the paperwork and contact info in my name.
She was really pushy and wanted a check from us right then for half of the total, which is $850.00. She has a baker she works with that is part of the “package” so when we got home, I inquired with her and its Thursday –I have YET to hear back from her…seriously?
She sung this lady’s praises and made sure to bash on Publix and “not to bother with them” because they “aren’t worth it”.
As a professional I wouldn’t expect you to trash a decent company like that. Also from time to time FI and I will get a few slices of cake from their bakery and it’s quite yummy! Maybe if she’d actually spoken to me she might have known that. She got really snippy with me when I asked her how much it would be to get a cake from someone else. 1$ per person, which isn’t bad considering we’re expecting about 75.
I feel pretty bummed. I was so excited for our wedding, now I just feel like we’re going to be giving people the most boring bites ever from the biggest bitch ever. She has so many good reviews, but I’m wondering if the majority of them suckas were made up.
If it weren’t 6 months out I’d say screw our deposit with the B&B and go elsewhere.
What would you do?