Post # 1
So FH and I have had to completely revamp our original wedding plans and make some major cut backs as we just can’t afford the wedding we wanted. We’re completely fine with this new wedding plan and look forward to less stress because of it too 🙂
With that said, we need to completely re-do our meal plan. We booked and placed a deposit with our caterer and already chose the meal etc. So my question is, should I expect backlash from the caterer to make changes? We have 6 months before the wedding. To me that seems like ages, but is it enough notice?
Any advice or tips on how to approach this would be appreciated!
* Side note: We want to keep the same budget with the caterer but just change it from a sit down meal to heavy h’orderves.
* Side note 2: The caterer was only covering about 95% of what we needed and the main course was coming from another source, which we have cut out to save on money.
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2013 - Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Based on dealing with our caterer, they were okay with us changing anything up until we gave them the final numbers for the reception. I was surprised about it, but when we were meeting he made a point to tell us this since “he knows that sometimes things change”.
Since your wedding is 6 months away still, there is no way they have ordered any of the food so there should be no issue with you changing the menu. They might try to charge you for a second tasting if you want one for the new menu though.
Post # 4
@cheebs: Thanks so much! I am going to get in touch with her tomorrow. Fingers are crossed that she won’t be upset at the changes 🙂
Post # 5
We modified our menu A few times before the wedding but our problem was that our caterer said “yes okay! We can do that!” but then he forgot about it when the day came! Get it in writing 🙂
Post # 6
@FreckledFox: Thanks for the tip! We finalized our new menu and got it in writing so there should be no confusion the day of 🙂 She actually made the comment that we could change the menu every week until the week before the wedding and it would be ok lol So I worried for nothing!
Post # 7
@jessmicas: yay! This inspires me to speak up. it’s usually worse in our heads.
Post # 8
@icetea: Good! I stressed for 3 days before posting this on the bee, and wish I had just talked to the caterer and saved myself all the stress! I definitely will be more confident to speak up with my other vendors too, if the need arises 😀