(Closed) March 5th Brides- when do your caterers need final numbers?

posted 8 years ago in March 2011
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We have to give an estimate two weeks before, and our final count is due 3 days before, so March 2nd. 

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Most caterers need final numbers around 2 weeks out.

Also, you won’t know your final numbers on Feb 10th with an RSVP date of Feb 5th. Check every previous RSVP thread….not super realistic, unless you can personally hunt everyone down that didn’t RSVP (and it will happen)

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

since i made my reservation they ask for the number of guests, we are having 200

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Oh wow, that seems like very early to me!  My caterer is asking for an estimate a month out, then final numbers that Monday, which I find totally reasonable.  Can you negotiate with them at all?  That seems a little crazy to me!

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