(Closed) My etiquette with caterer

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
811 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

It doesn’t sound to me like you did anything wrong. Like you said, you did not give the names of the other companies.

In the business I’m in we share this information all the time. I regularly ask how much I am higher by or lower than to find out where I’m going wrong.

You’re just trying to gather information and assertain whether this higher price means better vaue/quality/service.

Post # 4
3978 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’ve never understood why caterers feel the need to “hide” their prices anyway. Why do you think it would be an issue to them if you told someone else their prices?

I think it’s a great idea to tell other vendors the prices you’re being quoted especially if they’re lower. Gives them competition and encouragement to give discounts or gives them a chance to explain why their prices are higher (organic? special types of seafood, etc.)

Post # 5
1506 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

You owe nothing to those people. You haven’t booked anyone yet. You’re just trying to book the best vendor at the best price. Nothing wrong there!

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