Post # 1
Our wedding is 3/12. We haven’t had our tasting yet. Just curious how soon before the wedding are tastings normally done? I’d like to do it relatively soon as I’m trying to get all our paper goods finished and printed…. E-mailing the caterer today, but just curious what is the normal time frame? Thanks bees!
Post # 2
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
We had ours at the beginning of May for our 11/6 wedding.
Post # 4
- 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!
Post # 5
UGH. This makes me so mad.
Long story short, our venue/caterer had a falling out during this whole planning process, and I’m one of the last contracts that they’re doing at our venue… (This all stems from this beautiful pavillion the venue built, but wasn’t completed in time yada yada yada)…. SO I feel like so many aspects of my wedding are falling through the cracks, UNLESS i contact people. We can’t even do the rehearsal the evening before at the venue. But that’s a whole other post.
I emailed the caterer today and said I”d like to set something up as soon as possible. Grrrrrr. Beyond frustrating.
Post # 6
Haven’t tasted yet but from the venue’s guidelines, it is about 2 months prior.
Post # 7
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
Post # 8
I had my food tasting three months before the wedding, but I think between two-three months is normal.
Post # 9
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
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
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
I was choosing between multiple vendors so we tasted options about 9 months before the wedding to select the vendor.
Post # 13
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
- 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
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!