Post # 1
I would love some feedback on this. My wedding is just a few weeks ago & I called my venue the other day to make sure there would be water glasses, pitchers of water on the table. Our package includes all glassware, plates, full open premium bar (water!?!?!), etc. I was informed that if we wanted water glasses on the tables, it would be .55 per person. Excuse me? We’re already paying about $160 per person but if we want our guests to have access to water on the table, we have to pay more money? How is that even possible?
Am I being unreasonable? Has anyone else had an issue like this?
Post # 3
I haven’t run into this, but if they weren’t planning on offering water at the table, I assume the extra cost is due to the extra glasses – lots of extra set up and dishes. Were they planning on having water on the table, but not the glasses? I’m confused.
What glasses were they having on the table? Did they say? Is it in your contract specifically what glasses? I would assume there would be a wine glass or water glass and a coffee cup (usually). What does the contract say?
Post # 4
Unfortunately it really comes down to what your contract says. If your contract didn’t specifically include water glasses and pitchers of water on the tables, than they can charge you extra for them. I am assuming part of the cost is because wait staff will have to go around the room periodically to refill/ replace the pitchers.
Post # 5
We have to pay for each glass. Re-read your contract.
Post # 6
Yup, I think ours was an additional $.50 per person for water glasses.
Post # 8
Personally, I feel it’s just another way to get more money for the vendor. It infuriates me!
Our place wanted to charge us $3.50 PER PERSON, for them to give us cloth napkins, flatware on the table (instead of at the buffet) and a water goblet. I was livid! We did reach a compromise; I agreed to pay .50 per person for the “rental” of cloth napkins ($150) and WE will fold them in the pocket fold we want and place the flatware in them. We are also placing the water goblets at each table setting. It was a lot better than the extra $1050 they sought from us!