(Closed) We had our food tasting tonight!!!! And……

posted 7 years ago in Food
  • poll: What should we do?
    Find a new venue, even on short notice. : (20 votes)
    59 %
    Request extensive discounts. : (5 votes)
    15 %
    Complain, complain, complain. : (4 votes)
    12 %
    Save our money, elope, and take a fantastic honeymoon (slightly kidding?) : (5 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    1328 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    are you completely locked into the contract?

    Post # 4
    5106 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @indyJEEP: Wow. That IS bad. I wasn’t even sure that was possible. How the heck are they even still in business?

    I also second the question about the contract….are you locked in? How much of a loss will you take by getting out of it and can your afford to do that?

    DO you have another venue or caterer in mind?

    Post # 5
    606 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I would let the venue know how aweful the food was and that based on it you want to negotiate.  Offer to pay a room rental and bring in your own caterer.  I dont know if they will go for it but to pay that much money for aweful food seems wrong.

    Post # 6
    1486 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I voted to elope… but in all honesty I say find someone else. 14K is crazy expensive. I guess I don’t know how many people we are talking… but, 14K for bad food. No f*cking way. 

    Post # 8
    576 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @indyJEEP: Wow, that’s hard!  I agree with 15happyyears.  Try to negotiate and tell them that if you can’t get a discount or bring in your own catering, you’ll cancel; bluff if necessary.  They’d be losing out on $12,600; if they’re smart, they’ll give in.  Good luck!

    Post # 9
    94 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’m kinda going through the same thing. My Fiance and I were not impressed with the dishes presented at the group tasting. We requested a private one and we are keeping our fingers crossed. If we find the food to be horrible after the private tasting, we’ll have to find a way to address this with the venue. I would suggest discussing this with your coordinator. After all, it’s your money and you’re the consumer!

    Post # 10
    4771 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’d first complain complain caomplain and ask for a discount and better food.

    If they don’t come up with anything you like change the venue, you don’t want to be remembered as the couple who’s food no one ate and were hungry.

    Post # 12
    5921 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    @indyJEEP: If you are super unhappy with the food, I would request a second tasting.  When I did events for a hotel, we had one group who wanted traditional Cambodian food.  Our chef did two different tastings, and they were so unhappy with everything.  We ended up allowing them to bring in their own food, with a notarized letter from our lawyers relieving us of any responsibility if someone got sick, etc.  It might be worth a shot for you! I think we doubled their room rental, but if you find a caterer for half the price, that might still save you money and get you better food.

    Post # 13
    3264 posts
    Sugar bee

    Was it just you and Fiance for the tasting? You mention that you mainly eat boxed and processed foods, and I wonder if maybe you don’t know what ‘real’ food tastes like.  I don’t mean that in a bad way at all, but I used to eat a lot of processed foods in the past and it took me a while to get used to real food and seasonings. 

    But that aside, I think if you are paying a lot of money and they should make food that makes you happy.  I would call the vendor and tell them that you were not satisfied and give them a chance to make it right.

    Good luck, you want the food to be good.

    Post # 14
    193 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Ugh, that sucks!  Did your mom and Future Mother-In-Law hate the food as much as you did?

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