Post # 1
We are meeting with a caterer tomorrow and I was just looking for some good ideas of questions to ask so I don’t miss anything important. We haven’t officially selected them yet but they have a fantastic reputation in our area so I’m sure we will go them assuming the logistics work out. But this being our first time ever booking a caterer I just wanted some advice or thoughts.
I know they will be willing to travel to our venue and our date is still open in their calender.
Post # 3
Verifying if tip is included in the final cost…if the cost they quote you is inclusive of all rentals…I generally ask what the final bill is estimated to be INCLUDING EVERYTHING.
I am pretty upfront about not wanting hidden fees.
Post # 4
I agree with Miss Orchard about asking what is included like gratuity and rental items such as linens, tables, chairs, etc. The list seems endless. Ask if there are promotions going on too. For example, my caterer included a free cake if contract was signed by xx date. Also, don’t be afraid in negotiating cost per person with the caterer. Some are willing to work with you and others not as much. Good luck!
Post # 5
Thanks for the tip bees! I’ll definitely make sure I get a list of everything’s cost written out