Post # 1
My caterer is already booked, because my venue is a country club and they do all their own catering in house. So basically we booked them by default when we booked the venue, never having tasted their food (but my dad has eaten there and assured us it is good)
So since I didn’t do a tasting when I booked the caterer, when should I be looking to do that? How far in advance should I be setting the menu?
Post # 3
I would be very interested in knowing this info too!
Post # 4
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
We needed to do ours before ordering the invitations since the RSVP needed to ask for entreé selections. Wedding was March 3, so we wanted invitaitons to go out the last week of December and we needed about 2-3 weeks to order them and address them. We had our tasting Dec. 10 and ordered the invitations THAT night! We had to cut it so close because I don’t live where we got married and had to find a time to meet with the kitchen and my coordinator while I was down in SoFla. I’d say 3-4 months out is good. I wouldn’t do it too early because you caterer may change offerings or (as with us, surpirse!) the head chef could be replaced.
Post # 5
Well we have to bring in our own (well we chose to do that) and we had a tasting with a potential caterer already (back in May). Since I didnt end up booking that caterer I am making another tasting appointment with another caterer that I am going to hire (if the food is good). Tasting should be sometime within the next week (maybe next weekend). My wedding is November.