(Closed) Venue changed caterers on us!!

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

If there is a required caterer at your venue, you usually sign a contract and your prices are set. Your contract was with the venue so they would be in breach of contract if they were to change your prices AFTER a contract with a per person amount was set.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

This close to your wedding and they are telling you the prices are going to go up? Didn’t you sign a contract? 🙁

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Can they increase the price if you already have a signed contract? Even if the contract leaves them with some wiggle room on this manner, I think you should (politely) tell them that you budgeted based on the other caterer’s prices and see if they can work with you.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

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mandaluv1119:  if you signed a contract for a certain price they cannot increase the prices or what’s included in the contract at this point. That would be a breach of contract. They’re probably hoping you won’t say anything and just eat the extra cost.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

I’d call the venue and the caterer and make them schedule the tasting now and get you prices ASAP.  There’s no reason you should have to wait another month. It’s really the least they can do – what if you hate all the food, or the prices really are too steep? 

I’d also flat-out ask them how they plan to accommodate you if you cannot afford the new caterer, since you signed your contract with the venue based on the old caterer’s prices.

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