(Closed) I feel guilty even writing this question…

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’m so sorry to hear this! What a terrible thing to happen to his family. 

It’s a tricky situation, and I had to think about this one for a minute. I would call/send a card to offer condolences before even bringing up the wedding. That first phone call, the family might say something like ‘don’t worry, everything will be fine on your wedding day,’ and I might return with ‘this isn’t about me right now. I just want to make sure there isn’t anything I can do.’ 

If they’re honoring contracts, they’re honoring contracts. I wouldn’t wait until two weeks before the wedding before bringing it up… maybe call a backup caterer in the meantime? Is that a possibility?

Post # 4
4512 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My guess is that the new manager of the business (the daughter) will be really eager to do a good job with the existing catering contracts, both to honor her father’s legacy and to ensure that she can continue supporting the family. 

I’d bet that they’ll send out an email or somehing to all the clients who currently have contracts, letting you know what’s going on and assuring you that all will be taken care of, etc. If I were you, I’d wait 2 weeks, and if you haven’t heard anything by then, only then would I contact them. 

Post # 5
3254 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Even though the 18-year old will perhaps be in charge, I doubt she will be doing it all by herself. I would suggest calling sooner if they hadn’t expressed that they would be honoring all contracts, but being that they have let customers know that, I would wait perhaps 2 weeks from the date of the obituary if they haven’t contacted you in the meantime. What a tough situation!

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