Post # 16
Wow. I’m normally one that doesn’t believe in wedding day disasters, as most problems are either hardly noticed or a funny story later. But this is horrible. I wouldn’t pay this guy a cent. Main courses coming out four hours after the reception started and half and hour before it was due to end? This guy should be paying you. And I would take down his business as best I could through bad reviews on every site.
Post # 17
Take down his business? He was doing it as a friend and didn’t charge her except for food.
There’s a reason the saying “You get what you pay for” exists.
Post # 18
Oh man that sucks. He was so unprofessional. He was late because he couldn’t find chicken? Really? That’s not something the bride and groom should worry about, it’s something the caterer should have figured out.
It sucks you had to learn this the hard way but for those still planning: Never use friends as vendors and if you do make sure you have a contract. Treat them as professionals doing a service.
Post # 19
Wow, this really sucks. It sounds like your friend was way in over his head, or there were some issues with the venue that made it really hard to get all the food out on time. How big was your wedding and had he ever catered something that size before?
I don’t know what you can do at this point. I think you have to pay him for the food because he did provide it and it sounds like he was cutting you a deal, but I wouldn’t tip him at all.
Post # 20
If he couldn’t do it, he shouldn’t have offered. If something out of his control went wrong, fair enough, but he didn’t even bother to show up on time and ruined her wedding.
Post # 21
that sounds terrible and I am so sorry. Not everything goes according to plans. An example from my wedding : the power went out 4 hours before my wedding, and they couldn’t guarantee the power would stay on through my reception. I puked twice throughout my wedding, then weeks later got my wedding pics back and the suck, and cannot be redone.
My comforting point to you is that you’re not alone, lol. I think many people have things that go wrong and in hindsight you would change things. Do what you can, but don’t let it ruin your memories. Xoxo
Post # 22
I’m not trying to be mean, but even starting dinner/toasts/ first dances at 6 and finishing at 10 with three hours of dancing? (how?) Was pushing it very tight.
I feel your wedding planner could’ve helped on this