(Closed) First major meltdown and I’m sure there might be some more on the way!

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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894 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

A few of the venues we looked at required you to use one of their preferred vendors so I checked all of the pricing beforehand. I know that doesn’t help you now but, just letting you know what we did. At this point, I would just keep going through the list. Don’t panic until you have contacted them all and even after you have contacted them all make follow-up calls and ask if they have any cheaper packages. Just stay calm, be patient, and it will all work out.

Post # 4
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894 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Oh, and one quick question – what was included in the $4500 for 110 guests because honestly that sounds like it could be a very good deal?

Post # 5
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1141 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My daughters wedding is approx 110 guests and our best priced caterer is 4,800 by the time you include bartender and gratuity. That seems inline with what we are paying. My advise is to get a quote for an outside caterer to see if they are comparable. If it’s around the same go back with your venue caterer with what you can afford and ask them to work within your budget. Some will try to find you lower priced options ours threw in a wedding cake. Things are sometimes negotiable. If not then maybe you could convince your venue and ceromony site to move your date out 6-8 months so that way you won’t lose your deposits and you can save a little more. If you do this make sure to ask caterer to put in writing that the price will be good for a year. it’s not all or nothing.

Post # 7
Bee
615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Mother of the Bride's residence

Maybe price out what everything would cost individually and compare it to the all-in caterers’ price? Having all the decorations could be totally worth it, along with the bar!

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