(Closed) just signed the catering contract…that was terrifying

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
3725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MsGinkgo:  My catering contract says I promise to spend AT LEAST the $15K I signed up for. Does yours have a provision like that? Yes, a big, scary number indeed! Hopefully it’ll be AWESOME!

Post # 5
839 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@MsGinkgo:  Barf. Our catering contract is sitting in my email inbox, waiting to be signed right now. I completely understand how you feel! 

But good job for getting it done! It feels nice to check a big item like that off the to-do list. 

Post # 7
2267 posts
Buzzing bee

@MsGinkgo:  ……………. what kind of menu are you having??


Mine is posted somewhere around here. Ours for 130 people is $4400!! 

Where are you guys located?

Post # 9
8575 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Geesh! I bet you’re having some awesome food!

Post # 10
1145 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@MsGinkgo:  WOW! That really is a lot of money!! What big wedding budget you must have! I would be nervous too!

Post # 11
1723 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MsGinkgo:  LOL!  Its pretty scary hah!  We have to go with a certain catering company with our venue…I told Fiance I felt like we were signing our lives away.

Post # 13
2267 posts
Buzzing bee

@MsGinkgo:  Aw geez.

And yes our 4400 is for heavy hors d’ouvres, service and cake cutting.
Since we’re doing it in my church we have tables, chairs, linens, plates. etc.

I’m sure you did your research and found a damn good deal though.
My wedding is a month after yours..
Paying for something like that really makes it real, doesn’t it?? 

Post # 14
4698 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MsGinkgo:  yeah, that’s a ‘shit just got real’ number! I’m also in Toronto and almost cried when starting our venue search, my favorite one was a 20k minimum spend. Needless to say we did NOT go with that one, for 60 people.

At least yours is covering mostly everything involved! As excited as I am about getting married, I cringe everytime I sign a contract.

Post # 15
1222 posts
Bumble bee

Is $19k just for catering/supplies (food, plates, staff) or does it cover things like decorations as well, as around here some “catering” companies offer a couple of “full service” packages? Either way, some of these numbers are making my head spin. 

Post # 16
11461 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I can relate. Ours was about $20K for 150 guests, plus vendor meals. That included venue rental for the ceremony and reception, tables, chairs, linens, flatware, glassware, all food and beverages (however, this included NO alcohol, except for a choice of a champagne toast or cider), table numbers, staff, service fees, and taxes. 


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