Post # 1
My preferred caterer is insisting upon including a cake with our catering. This would be fine except that the bakeries the use are some of the most expensive places in town for wedding cakes and I feel like I could probably get a better price on the cake were I to buy one myself. FH and I are trying to stretch every dollar and I’m wondering if there is a way to tell the caterer to remove the cost of cake from the price per person. We have yet to sign any contracts at this point or put down a payment but I want to resolve this BEFORE we sign anything.
Has anyone else encountered this? How did you get around it?
Post # 3
Our caterer includes a desert per person in the price (not a wedding cake) and they’re happy to remove it if you want a cake from an outside vendor. I would just ask them hoenstly, I’m sure they’re used to the question being posed.
Post # 4
Some of the caterers here do that too. Have you asked how much the cost would be per person? And if so, does the cost include the cake cutting fee? Or if they charge a cake cutting fee, can it be waived, if you go with this particular baker? Also, do they include the delivery and set up fee in the cost of what they would charge you? It may be less expensive in the long run going with their baker.
If you already know the answers to these questions, have you looked into other bakers and asked or found out the answeres to these questions, and also how much the delivery fee and set up fee would be.
Another question, have you done any tastings and/or seen either their baker’s or any other baker work?
If you find what you want for less somewhere else, just let them know what you have found and let them know, unless they can beat or meet that offer, you will have to go with the other one for the cake. Let them know that you appreciate the convenience of having them do the cake, but you are happier with what you have found elsewhere. They will probably make an effort to at least come close to the cost, if not beat or meet the cost of the other baker.