there were two things i was certain of when i got engaged
the guy i was going to marry
and that there would be mason jars at my wedding
lots of them
everything else seemed to fall into place
around all the mason jars of course
...and then came baby...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

less is more: tips for negotiating with your wedding caterer

lil' tip: caterers usually ask for a final head count a week or so before an event. word to the wise, it's smart to say slightly lower than anticipated. inevitably 1 or 2 people call last minute to cancel. you never know who's going to break up with their boyfriend, get locked in a bathroom or flee the country due to reasons unknown. case in point: we told our caterer 2 less than our actual count & wouldn't you know it, 2 people didn't show! their loss if you ask me, but seriously, it saved us money. if we had told our caterer the actual count, we would have paid for 2 untouched plates! caterers always have extra food for a few more & will just add to the final bill. don't think, just do it.

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