(Closed) Food Tasting VS. actual day of wedding food

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@TB2011: Eek, this makes me nervous, as our tasting is next week. Was yours just as a couple or as a group? Maybe that’s what the difference was (plates prepared for 2 vs 200)? I’m interested to hear other brides’ experiences re: the difference between the two meals.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Agreed! I want to hear others experiences as well. My Fiance and I have our tasting in two weeks. We wanted to do a tasting early (the wedding isn’t for 13 months) because the caterer we are tasting with is the only caterer for our venue. We don’t want to book the venue unless we know the food will be good!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My best friend had the same problem when she and her Darling Husband had gone for the tasting the food was amazing and she kept telling me so in the months leading up to the wedding. Being as I was her Maid/Matron of Honor we were so busy on the wedding day we really didnt eat most of the day and we were so pumped to eat especially after her raving about the food. The food came and it was god awful. The worst I have had at any wedding her and her Darling Husband did not understand why it tasted so different but we assumed that it was because it was made for 2 before and she had 100 guests.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

That’s an interesting point to consider. Do you also know if the chef or whoever prepared the food was the same? I know that companies sometimes change the staffing without letting you know, which can result in major changes in taste for food.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Ours was amazing at the testing and just as amazing at the wedding!  In fact we had left overs that lasted months and tasted amazing each time we had them!  hehe  That was one of the things I got the most compliments on and several people talked to the caterer at the wedding about doing other events for them.  She truly did a fantastic job!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

Did you raise the complaint with them? If I was served awful food in a restaurant then I would be expecting one heck of an apology and a partial refund/discount. Why should it be any different when a caterer is providing the food at your wedding?

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Our tasting and reception meal matched. We only had the salad and chicken at the tasting so we didn’t know what the sides would be like but they were great! We actually expected the chicken to be drier since they couldn’t prepare it on site but they even managed to pull that off.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

both our tasting and actual day of food was delicious! no complaints here.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Glad to hear that some couples had good experiences. Our tasting is actually a group tasting where they invite the couples for the next 3-6 months (and 4 guests, so it could be a pretty big group) and we all get our 3 requested meals to try amongst our family. Hopefully that will alleviate some of the ‘tastes good prepared for 2 vs 200’ trouble.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@TB2011:so sorry this happened to you. this is terrible. did they explain themselves? were different quality ingredients used? different people cooking? etc? you should get a refund!

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