(Closed) The “w” word to vendors = major priceup!

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Not quite sure what it is that makes things that have “wedding” or “bridal” attached to it (same goes for everything labelled “baby” btw too lol!) goes up in price like crazy. I have had a similar experience with a bakkery while trying to get info about ordering some cakes from there. Normally these cakes come with wording on them like what kind of flavor they are, so I asked whether it was possible to order them without the wording — just plain with the normal decorations. The lady I spoke to said that was no problem at all and quoted me a normal price, then handed me a collegue who was in charge of ordering. The moment she heard that I was planning on using them as a wedding cake, she all of a sudden changed the pricing to a price per person instead of a price per cake. When I asked why she said it was because they used different ingredients for wedding cakes. But I didn’t WANT a special wedding cake, I just wanted the regular yummie cakes, just without the wording… !! But there was no way to get information on that no more as soon as she had heard the W-word. I kindly thanked her for her information and said I’d get back with them closer to the day.. Needless to say I never called back nor am planning to do so.

I am now also set on getting cupcakes! Unfortunately not for just 75c a piece though, the bakkery I found them at they are 2.25 a piece. But that still beats 4.50per person for a wedding cake! 🙂

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

That is ridiculous. Sure, in some things, the attention to detail or special circumstances of a wedding justify a price increase. But nothing about your order changed! Was she going to make crappy cupcakes if it was for something other than a wedding? And if the wedding cupcakes are special, you should be able to opt out of the special-ness and get plain ones. Not fair.

I am holding my breath for Saturday when we meet with the reception venue we like. They have sample menus online, and you can get a “Holiday Buffet” package for $18.99/person + tax & service charge but it includes alcohol. Their cheapest wedding package is $25/person +tax & service, but it’s an extra $5/person for alcohol. Um, what? Anyway, the holiday menu is basically what we’d want anyway, so hopefully they are amenable.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

ugh that is so frustrating. Just like Miss Jellyfish’s (i think?) ceremony hair thing. Maybe go to yelp.com like she did? 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Thats so unfair! I feel you though! My venue charges 2x as much for their wedding menu compared to just a regular event menu, but it’s practically the same!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I hate that!  Not sure if you guys have seen this video, but unfortunately, so true 🙁

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@ CCSR that video is hilarious!!!

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@CCSR omg yes. hahahaha

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Wow! That’s such crap!! I can’t believe how much prices go up because it’s for a wedding or anything wedding related.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think it’s great to get someone else to call and order them. I would have just insisted on getting them for the regular price and said “Oh well you don’t have to make them with wedding fairy dust – you can just make them the regular way”

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

That is really sad that people do that. I suggest that you write a review about that bakery. I thought that the video as so funny!

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