(Closed) Restaurant caterer vs wedding caterer

posted 9 years ago in Food
  • poll: Which caterer to use?
    Go with the restaurant food you love : (11 votes)
    92 %
    Take a risk with a "real" caterer since it's a special occasion : (1 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    We are going with a caterer but we live in a rural area and really good restaurants are hard to come by.

    Go with what you love. As long as the food is good, your guests are not going to care where it came from!

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    Going with your favorite restaurant isn’t always cheaper… but there are more options so it appeals to many different budgets! 🙂 

    Getting a restaurant to cater a private function is so common now… it’s just easier to go with food that you know you like! You know what you’re going to get & caterers can be a pain to deal with. A lot of caterers won’t let you taste their food until after you agree to go with them or they don’t call you back, etc.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    We went with a resturaunt but our cost per plate was about the same amount as if we went with a caterer.  We had a custom menu though (several appetizers, beef and chicken)

    Post # 6
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    My fiance and I are getting married in a century old courthouse turned museum and we’re going to have to go with a caterer. The venue doesn’t require us to use a caterer over a restaurant, but they do require someone, us or the people serving the food and beverages, to carry five million dollars of insurance. Restaurants just don’t have that kind of insurance for events with the exception of a few really expensive steakhouse type places and we’re having a vegetarian menu. And obviously it was out of the question for us to personally buy coverage for five million dollars, so caterer it is!

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