(Closed) more food options, more money??

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

No I would say that’s not normal, especially if your guests will be making their selections before the wedding so the caterer is well prepared for how much of each item they’ll need.  We had 4 options and were not charged extra just for offering the options.

Post # 4
1493 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

That’s standard practice with restaurants or hotels in catering or events. I’ve encountered that many times when I’ve planned events. Usually, the extra per person per entree is for premimum ones like steak. Also, when the bill is done they total it by how many people had what entree as well.

Post # 5
2863 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

In my experience yes that is normal. Just how the cookie crumbles, sorry =/ 

Post # 6
7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Doesn’t seem weird to me. I knew people who gave a choice and had to pay the cost of the higher entree for every plate; that, I think, sucks. $2 doesn’t seem like a bit deal.

Post # 7
3461 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’ve definitely seen places that will do that.  One solution – ask if they charge extra for vegetarian/kosher/gluten free option (they shouldn’t).  Switch one choice (sorry!) for a vegetarian option.

Post # 8
376 posts
Helper bee

its common in my area. it was explained thta they do it because so many people will change their minds that day or forget what they picked and they run out of one entree so they have to prepare extra. i promised my venue that i was super organized and will provide them with a list of everyone at each table and what they picked so there were no questions and she waived the fee

Post # 9
5800 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I had to pay $2 a head to get a second entree. It was a drop in the bucket compared to the total food & liquor charge but still annoyed me.

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