(Closed) Help! Torn between two caterers!

posted 6 years ago in Food
  • poll: Which Caterer?
    Option 1 : (15 votes)
    71 %
    Option 2 : (6 votes)
    29 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2999 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I voted for one. I’m a bottom line kind of gal and I like that they have all the extra perks. and steak!!

    Post # 4
    Hostess
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I think that because Option 1 has lots of extras for a better price, and you like the food, I’d go for that one. If the food was just awful, I wouldn’t suggest it. But is basically sounds like you’d be paying the extra $$$ for slightly higher quality food? Am I understanding that right?

    Post # 5
    Member
    41 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    When you envision your wedding meal, are you more concerned with the overall aesthetic of the meal or more concerned with how it tastes?  In my experience, very few people remember subtle differences in catering – I mean if it is truely outstanding it will be mentioned, if it is truely terrible it will get mentioned (been to a few of these weddings), but everything in between the two extremes just gets remembered as “food that we ate.”  (unless you, or your guests, are particularly food-conscious or work in certain food related industries)

    Was the different in taste $1500 worth of better?  Better to pay more and have to tweak your vision?  If yes, then I’d go with #2.  If not, I’d go with #1. 

    Edited to add:  I rarely come across moist chicken when catered; it’s almost always dry and … eh.  Are you set on chicken?  Maybe it could be prepared a different way or your non-red-meat option could be pork or fish instead?  If your Fiance loved the steak, and you loved the veg option … they can clearly cook.  Maybe it’s the protein’s fault. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    3569 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I voted one, but is it possible that you can change the kind of chicken you sampled or make some kind of substitution? It’s kind of a hard line to walk but perhaps you can metion your issues with the chicken and see what their response is?

    Post # 8
    Member
    2966 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I personally would choose better quality food over anything else because I don’t know how many people notice the “little” things…but I know how many notice the food: everyone.

    Good luck and let us know what you go with! 🙂

    Post # 9
    Hostess
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    @abbie017:  Oops, I guess I misread and thought you weren’t going to go with the chicken as an option. Sorry! Are there any other meal choices you could go with instead of the chicken?

    My other reasoning is…people’s taste in food is so variable anyway, you may never please everyone, even if your caterer is stellar. Which will make you the happiest?

    Post # 10
    Member
    7173 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I’d pick the better food over the better silverware/linens.  IMO, people remember the food way more than the color of the tablecloths or design of the plates.  

    Post # 11
    Member
    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Go with the cheaper option.

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