(Closed) how far in advance should I do a tasting/set my menu with the caterer?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I would be very interested in knowing this info too!

Post # 4
7902 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • 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
2692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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. 

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