- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
So we were in contact with one caterer that we thought that we were going to go with but then she quoted us about $2000 over our budget after assuming we could afford $50/pp.
We decided that we didnt want to push her down to a price that she is uncomfortable with but that we could not afford what she was quoting, and also the very limited food selection she was offering for the extreeme price.
Since we met with her we have look at many other catering options and determined that what she was quoting at $35/pp we could get for as low as $15/pp.
I email her today saying that we want to be fair to her but we cannot afford what she quoted so we are going with someone else…
She replies asking what our budget actually is as she has already booked staff (!!!) we have not signed anything, or given her a deposit, so why has she already booked people????
Also, if we DO go with her, she would basically need to offer the SAME food, at about $1500-$2000 lower for us to be happy with the price and what we are getting, and I dont really see that happening.
What she was offering was an extended appetizer hour for $15/pp, and a meal of grilled chicken skewers, grilled veggies, roast potatoes, bread, coffee, tea, punch for $35/pp. With servers, rentals, tax, gratuity, etc additional.
I have looked around and we can get the same dinner menu PLUS a beef option for $25/pp INCLUDING RENTALS (and i think possibly including staff as well).
I feel like we would be so ripped off if we go with her unless she dramatically lowers her price but then she would feel ripped off….
What on earth can we do…?