(Closed) What if you hate the food tasting and you’ve signed the contract already?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I hate to say this, but you probably never should have signed the contract to begin with…

Butttt, you could always lie and say that you and your fiance broke up and see how much it would cost to get out of the contract. 😉

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think even without lying it might be worth paying the cost to break the contract and go with someone else.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@jfun5: Does the contract state you can taste what you want? If so, make them give you a tasting of YOUR items.

If not, I’d see what it would cost to break the contract and go with someone else.

Post # 6
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46606 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Have you spoken to the caterer about your concerns?

Post # 7
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Newbee

Have a heart to heart with the event coordinator and ask to speak with the chef about your concerns… If you are honest and firm, most professional vendors will work to find a solution that works for everyone (b/c the last thing they want is bad reviews).  Consider mentioning how many guests your having and you want them to leave with a great impression of the venue and its food… sort of reverse psychology. 

You may also want to check on the possibility of using an outside caterer instead of their kitchen team.  All professionals have off nights but this is poor form for a caterer during an open house. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Call them up, say you are very dissapointed – and ask them what can be done. Explain that you are contemplated canceling the event with them because of how dissapointed you are and becuase they didn’t live up to your expectations. And they also aren’t living up to their end of the bargain. They need to serve you the food you want, or you can walk. I’m sure they’ll do anything possible to salvage your business. Good luck!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

First off, don’t lie to them. Being dishonest won’t help you. Sometimes vendors have connections with other vendors & if they find out you’re lying, that could be really embarrasing & they likely won’t work something out with you. If you say you broke up, its not their fault you are breaking the contract, so you would still be responsible for the full amount not just the deposit (depending on your contract). If you say it was cold food & the quality was mis-represented, thats something they should be able to work with you on. Perhaps “upgrade” some things. I mean if its very cheap, it might be “you get what you pay for” but still, you shouldn’t be getting cold food!

Did you look up reviews about them?

I would ask to taste everything that is being served at your wedding, if there are things you don’t like, ask if you can exchange it with something else. Does your contract say you get this? Or did they tell you at signing that you would be able to taste your wedding food?

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