- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
So I feel like I am having horrible luck with caterers. I booked a few vendors before even e-mailing a caterer and all of the other vendors literally responded to my e-mail within hours and responded to further e-mails very quickly, within at least 5 hours. I e-mailed my first caterer off of a recommendation from theknot message boards just asking for a price quote. It was a Thursday. I’ll admit, I’m impatient so when I hadn’t heard anything by Monday I called the caterer. She explained that she does all of the cooking for events so she doesn’t get to e-mails on the weekends. Great. I’m fine with that. So she gets me prices, they’re awesome. All e-mails during the week are answered the same day, up until about 11pm at night even. We set up a tasting. I enjoy the food but was asking about other food choices and the fee to rent to plates, utensils, etc from the outside company she uses. She sends herself an e-mail to get that info for me and my mom and I happily leave. That was almost a month ago and I’ve heard nothing.
So slightly irritated because she told me August was a slow month and I feel like she should be proactive in keeping my business, I start looking at other caterers. I find one and fill out their form with what I would like to get a price from them. The budget I gave them is $1000 higher than the first caterer quoted me. Their website says that they will respond within 1 business day. I sent the e-mail last Thursday and have heard nothing. I know they got the request because a little confirmation thing popped up after I sent in the info. I feel like they didn’t repond because they can’t work with my budget but they could’ve still e-mailed me back or put some flippin prices on their website!
So Monday night I sent a price request to a caterer that was mentioned by one of the blogging bees. This one had no time of when they would be respond but I feel like I should have at least gotten a “we got your request and we’re working on a proposal” e-mail or something. Yes, I’ll admit to be very impatient with this last one, but at this point I’m very annoyed!
Has anyone else had crappy luck finding a caterer or do the ones I’m contacting just suck? They all have excellent reviews on weddingwire so I don’t understand how I keep not getting responses.