(Closed) Catering Question. Help appreciated!!

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1798 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

If you know for sure that one of the caterers is good, I’d go ahead and book, so you can save your date. They should be able to set up a tasting later on so you can try the food and decide on your menu. 

Summer is a big season for weddings. My worry would be that if you wait until later in the summer, the date may get booked at one or both caterers and then you could have a rough time trying to get food for your wedding.

Post # 4
1063 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

If you’ve tasted their food already at other weddings, I’d say book now!  Maybe shoot a call or email to the other couples who used them, tell them how much you enjoyed their food, and ask if the would recommend the caterer.

Post # 5
750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2001

@summershandy07:  Welcome to weddingbee. I too am planning a wedding from far away. I would pick the caterer that you like before they get booked up at least you liked their food when you tried it at other weddings. I know its always hard to make decisions like this from far away.


Post # 6
46607 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@summershandy07:  Welcome to the Hive!

If budget is an issue, and the caterer whose food you haven’t tasted is less expensive, there are two possibilities:

-do you know anyone who lives near the venue whose opinion you trust?

– have you checked online for reviews? Check the Chowhound Board for the applicable city.

Otherwise, if pricing is close, I would go with the one that you have tasted the food.

Post # 7
1285 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

As the above posters stated, book with the caterer you already tasted, or have a trusted friend/family member do the tasting on your behalf. Either way, you can request a tasting to choose the final menu when you are in town.

Post # 8
3726 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@summershandy07:  We booked before our formal tasting. They had great reviews and worked our corporate parties in the past so we knew they were good.

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