(Closed) How soon before your wedding was your tasting?

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 2
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Busy bee

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KatJoy227:  our tasting is late january for our may wedding. our venue does a seasonal tasting for all the couples getting married within a time frame, so that tasting is for any spring couples, march-june. so i guess it’s early for us but late for others.

 

 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

We had ours at the beginning of May for our 11/6 wedding.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Enoch Turner Schoolhouse

March 2016 bride here!  We had our tasting at the end of October – just after the busy wedding season for our caterer.   I wanted to have our entree options decided prior to building our wedding website and before sending out invites since our guests would have to rsvp online with their entree of choice.

Also, because of the holiday season, AND winter is the busiest time for me at work (I work for a manufacturer that makes winter outerwear) I wanted to make sure invitations were out by December (I’m sending them out in the next couple of days actually)

I know December and January going to be crazy, and next thing you know it’s FEBRUARY!  So get your tasting done ASAP!  Especially if your invites depend on them 😉

Our website was literally just finished last night, and today and tomorrow I am sending our invites!  Crazy how time flies!

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Bee Keeper

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KatJoy227:  Haven’t tasted yet but from the venue’s guidelines, it is about 2 months prior. 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

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KatJoy227:  We actually did our tasting when we picked our caterer. She put everything together that we said we were interested in, tasted it and signed the contract that day. It was pretty easy for us now that I think about it lol

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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KatJoy227:  I had my food tasting three months before the wedding, but I think between two-three months is normal.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Our caterer said for us to come in to their restaurant for a tasting about three months before the wedding. Our caterer is INCREDIBLY laid back though (we didn’t even put down a deposit and don’t have to pay a dime until AFTER the wedding), despite being basically the most used and busiest caterers in the area.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I want to say ours was 5 months before our wedding, and we were at the tail end of the time frame to have it according to our venue’s schedule of events leading up to our wedding. Seemed like plenty of time to me!

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

We didn’t have one for our October 2015 wedding. The venue had built in catering and only cooked when a event was going on. It was a bit nerve racking to not taste but the Venue had excellent reviews on multiple websites. Day of the food was fantasti, my guests are still talking about it. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

I was choosing between multiple vendors so we tasted options about 9 months before the wedding to select the vendor.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

We are doing a late December tasting for 4/2 wedding. We are out of state so it’s just built around our travel schedule.

We know it’s a bit late and we’ve already had entrees printed on our wedding invitations, but we kept them vague so we can tweak the flavors a bit with the caterer if we want (ie, “Mediterranean chicken” and “Asian salmon”). 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016

Our wedding will be January 11th, and we had our tasting the third weekend in October. They told us they could have done it a couple weeks later (so about 2 months out), but we had to go with the weekend we did since it was the only one that worked with our schedule (semi destination wedding since it isn’t particularly easy getting over there). I don’t know if this is considered late or not, but I thought I’d also add that we didn’t hire a seperate caterer, it came with the venue so it’s a whole package. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Our tasting was in mid-February and our wedding was in early June. We had to have our invites and RSVP cards (with entree choices) printed in March, so we could mail them in April, so the timing made sense!

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