(Closed) Paying for Water Glasses?!

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1135 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I haven’t run into this, but if they weren’t planning on offering water at the table, I assume the extra cost is due to the extra glasses – lots of extra set up and dishes. Were they planning on having water on the table, but not the glasses? I’m confused.

What glasses were they having on the table? Did they say? Is it in your contract specifically what glasses? I would assume there would be a wine glass or water glass and a coffee cup (usually). What does the contract say?

Post # 4
1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Unfortunately it really comes down to what your contract says.  If your contract didn’t specifically include water glasses and pitchers of water on the tables, than they can charge you extra for them.  I am assuming part of the cost is because wait staff will have to go around the room periodically to refill/ replace the pitchers.  

Post # 5
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We have to pay for each glass.  Re-read your contract.

Post # 6
1074 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Yup, I think ours was an additional $.50 per person for water glasses. 

Post # 7
5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

We have to pay as well.

Post # 8
195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Personally, I feel it’s just another way to get more money for the vendor.  It infuriates me!

Our place wanted to charge us $3.50 PER PERSON, for them to give us cloth napkins, flatware on the table (instead of at the buffet) and a water goblet.  I was livid! We did reach a compromise; I agreed to pay .50 per person for the “rental” of cloth napkins ($150) and WE will fold them in the pocket fold we want and place the flatware in them. We are also placing the water goblets at each table setting.  It was a lot better than the extra $1050 they sought from us!

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