Post # 1
I have 7 months. The caterer we kind of need to go with is VERY hard to get ahold of. Going through them would save so much money. The table steups including china and all would be included. No traveling fees. But I keep emailing and nothing. I dont even know what type of meal we’re having. I need to book soon right?
Post # 3
@cherryblossomlove: It would be a red flag to me if you can’t communicate with a vendor. Why do you need to go with them?
Post # 5
@AshleyR83: Because they are the main ones our venue works with and I would not have to pay delivery/setup fees,no charge for china and silverware. All the other ones I have talked to were charging traveling fees. It would save like $800-1000 to go with them.
Post # 6
I agree it is a huge red flag that you can’t get a hold of them. How long have you been emailing and when? Uusally, they are quite busy Fridays-Sundays with other events so if you emailed around that time, that may be why they haven’t responded yet. I would try calling though since emails haven’t gotten anywhere as a “Just an FYI. I emailed recently and just wanted to confirm it was received and that it didn’t get lost in the Web.” If they remain non-responsive, I would just go with another caterer and save yourself the hassle/worry because the caterer is a huge part of the event. Ours is responsible for everything from setup to chairs to food to linens and the peace of mind of a good caterer may be worth the extra $800-1000. Plus, ours was willing to discount a lot of things down when we asked. I would also consider talking to your venue if indeed their main caterer is slacking because they may not know that and may drop them as the main catering contact.
Post # 7
I am just about 6months out and I still have no caterer either. I have my favorite, went to a tasting and now am waiting on a quote from a few others.