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Sydney, on October 15, 2020 at 11:12 PM Posted in Planning 0 8
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Do you have to have a final headcount to get a caterer or do you need an estimate? Thanks!

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Latest activity by Mcskipper, on October 16, 2020 at 11:42 AM
  • Hannah
    Master July 2019
    Hannah Online ·
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    You have a rough estimate when hiring and then give a final headcount around a month from the wedding.
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  • M
    Super October 2022
    Michele ·
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    You need as exact a number as you can get. Hence you need to track down replies from your guests a week before the caterer needs the count.
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  • V
    Champion July 2019
    Veronica ·
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    You will need a final headcount about one month prior to your wedding which is why people RSVP and if they don't by the deadline then you have to reach out to you them.
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  • Yasmine
    Rockstar October 2020
    Yasmine ·
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    You will need both. An estimate when signing the contract and a final count right before the wedding

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  • Shelly
    Devoted January 2022
    Shelly ·
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    Both!! Most will require a rough estimate, then an exact count closer to the wedding date!

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  • Kaysey
    Super February 2020
    Kaysey ·
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    Your caterer will need both. The estimate is for your quoted/estimated price for the caterer's services. You will need the final head count before the wedding to give to the caterer so they know how much food to make and what your final bill will be. My husband and I had to give our final headcount about two weeks before our wedding and we paid the balance the day our caterer sent us our bill, so at the wedding we didn't have to worry about paying anyone anything - we paid everyone within the two weeks before our wedding so we only had to tip our vendors the day of.

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  • Kimberly
    Super March 2021
    Kimberly ·
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    It sounds like you are asking about when hiring a caterer. No, when you are looking for a caterer you just need a decent estimate that you expect to have at your wedding. They will quote you based on your estimate (usually a per person quote). You will contract with the caterer and decide on all details and will then finalize your count with the caterer you’ve hired about a month prior to the wedding.
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  • Mcskipper
    Master July 2018
    Mcskipper ·
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    Hire with an estimate. They will give you a specific timeline on when they need a final count by.
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