Re: OK - I won't cater my wedding, but I still need help!

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Posted by sam sears, cec on October 03, 19100 at 19:47:30 :

In Reply to: OK - I won't cater my wedding, but I still need help! posted by Laura on October 03, 19100 at 09:14:52 :

: Ok, guys. I am taking your advice and I have found two caterers, and I need help on which one to choose. Because of the location, we are going to have heavy hors d'oeuvers instead of a sit down dinner. This place that we have found will also let us bring in our own alcohol (we are just having beer and wine), which will end up saving us lots of money.

: So, what should I look for when picking a caterer? One of my choices, he charges $14.95 per person for the food plus about 25% tax and gratuity, while the other one charges per platter of food and tacks on only about a 19% tax and gratuity charge. Which one will save me money, and if I choose the second one, what should my estimates be as far as how many appetizers per person?

In my opinion, you should first check out the references of each catering firm, then ask around for unsolicited info regarding them, ask florist, wedding consultants, bridal shoppes, party planners, rental companies, for the pricing I personnaly believe it is the caterers job to provide enough food for your guaranteed number of guests, you should not have to choose how many or what size platters you need, of all the items we sell, we only sell jumbo shrimp by the piece, everything else is per person, so the responsibility is on us to provide the appropriate number of items & quantities......just my thoughts.....sam sears, cec

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