Post # 1
My Fiance and I put our down payment on a reception venue last June, and our wedding is this June. The people at the venue told me to call them when I had some time to come do a tasting for food (it’s an in-house caterer). I called in November, thinking that I could get it out of the way and not have to do it later in the planning, but they told me to wait. The same thing happened in January, and now again in the end of March. I’m wondering if I should just wait for them to call me if no times are convenient for them that I have available? I’m just confused because I’m paying for this service, so they should be wanting to cater to my needs (pun kind of intended 😉 ).
What would you do in this situation? Call them and tell them that I need to pick food now – it’s less than 3 months till the reception – or chill out? I’m not sure how far in advance this is usually done.
Also, I know they have good food, but we’re picking out what we actually want.
Post # 2
Um yeah you need to call them ASAP. If you are having plated menus you need to have the choices ASAP so peopl ecan choose. Even if it’s buffet, I think you need to get this sorted out sooner rather than later. I’d probably try to be polite but mention that you’ve been put off in November, January and now March and need to get the menu finalized before your JUNE wedding.
Post # 3
Some venues do seasonal menus so it makes sense that you may have to wait but it’s weird that they’re not communicating that, and it is getting to the time you should be thinking about it. But I know our venue does it pretty close to the date, so that we can try the seasonal food they’ll have available to us. They’re running events all the time so it’s not much to plan -they just need to know what to order.
Id ask your venue clearly how far in advance they like to do them and then get a date on the calendar.
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2017 - Ocean front
I would definitely get a bit more aggressive. I’m planning to go for our tasting in the next couple months and our wedding is May NEXT year!
That’s seems odd…. I agree.
Good luck bee…
Post # 5
Wow it’s only like 2 months away. You definitely need to have a tasting soon. Call every number you have. Email them constantly. You’ll get an answer soon. Good luck!
Post # 6
I understand them telling you to wait (in Nov) but you should be getting this done ASAP. I’d call them again and ff they say to wait again, press them for a specific date.
If they start to say you don’t need that much time, tell you you’re making menus, food options on invites, invites need to be printed…(even if you aren’t doing any of those).
Post # 7
definitely seems late at this point. i would call and make them give you a date, soon. i’m also doing a june wedding (but 2017) and our venue also uses an in-house caterer. they do weddings may-oct, and the tastings are all scheduled for march-may of the same year…so i will be doing a march tasting for my june wedding.
Post # 8
My wedding is next year and we were told when we booked that we build the menu and do tastings about 6 weeks out. I think it’s strange that they aren’t giving you a precise date to do the tastings. Definitely call the venue and ask them when exactly they expect to do this.
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2016 - Estates of Sunnybrook - McLean House
We have the same thing. It’s an in-house caterer with amazing food 🙂 Our wedding is this August, but our tasting is at the end of April. Did they get back to you as to when yours would be? Yours should be right about now…
Post # 10
I would call them. We’re also having our wedding in June and did our tasting in December (it’s a plated meal, so we wanted guests to be able to choose what they wanted when they RSVP’d). I get it if it’s a seasonal menu, but this should be communicated to you.