(Closed) Time to Ditch My Caterer?

posted 7 years ago in Food
  • poll: Would you find a new caterer?
    Yes, absolutely! Why are you waiting on such a disorganized person? : (18 votes)
    100 %
    Hmm... maybe. Give it another couple of weeks. : (0 votes)
    No, caterers are always like that and you're over reacting. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    278 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    There’s no way I’d do business with any company or individual who doesn’t create contracts. I’d run. Now. Given your wedding date, you still have plenty of time to find another, more professional caterer.

    Post # 4
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    835 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Get someone new…. that is a mess. This will only make you want to pull out your hair when it gets closer. Our original reception site..well, the one we tried to get first, did something almost exact to this and we ran for the hills…. best decision we ever made. It is going to blow your mind when you go to a new place and they email you back within 20 hours…..You will be in heaven 😀

    Post # 5
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    2440 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I’m such an impatient person so I know I wouldn’t be waiting.  It drives me nuts that it usually takes 3-4 days to hear back from my caterer, there’s no way I could wait 2 weeks.  And yeah I would be really nervous about hiring someone without a contract for something so important. Unless there is something extremely special about this company, I would probably look elsewhere.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1474 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

    Ditch them! My Fiance and I had to find new caters a month before our wedding because we couldn’t get our original caterers to return any of our calls or emails. No one needs stress like that, especially when you’ll probably be wondering if they’ll even show up to your event with food. You still have plenty of time to find someone new, so I’d save yourself the stress and cut your losses.

    Post # 7
    Member
    627 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    The words “no contract” worry me. I mean, what happens if something goes wrong? What document is supposed to be the arbiter of what both parties expected?

    I say dump them. 

    Post # 8
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    1398 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    no contract, no deal. A contract protects you, as well as them. If you should pay them a deposit, or any amount, and they go out of business, without a contract you have no legal recourse. Really, go check out other vendors, IF they do get back to you, tell them straight out that are going with someone else because you did not find them professional. There are many caterers out there who would be grateful for the business and treat you with the professional respect you deserve.

    Post # 9
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    6065 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I agree with all the PPs! Ditch her. You have time to find another more organized and responsible caterer who provides a contract!

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