Eshell
Devoted July 2021

Menu Tasting Attendees

Eshell, on May 12, 2021 at 10:48 AM Posted in Planning 0 11
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Question- who do you all took or will take to your menu tasting ???? Can someone explain to me why Wedding Planners has to go ?
*venue stated we suggest bringing wedding planner if possible *

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Latest activity by Michelle, on May 12, 2021 at 7:56 PM
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    Champion July 2019
    Veronica ·
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    Only my husband and I attended our tasting. We didn't have a wedding planner, but my best guess is if you have guests or concerns your plan can help you address them during the tasting. Otherwise not sure why you'd bring your wedding planner to a tasting.
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  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa ·
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    I don't have a wedding planner. My fiance and I did our tasting with just us two there. I'm wondering if they told you to bring your wedding planner so that the wedding planner can become familiar with the menu and any special requests that you have and ensure that those special requests are honored on your wedding day? Or maybe also so that the wedding planner can get to know the caterers before the wedding day if they will be the ones in contact? Otherwise, I'm not really sure why the wedding planner would need to be there. I would ask the caterer/venue for more information before deciding whether to bring the wedding planner to the tasting or not.
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  • Natalie
    Devoted January 2022
    Natalie ·
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    Only planning to bring myself and FH. That said our "tasting" will also include sitting with the venue to have an "event planning" session as well...basically it's a chance to walk through the venue one more time, we'll be brining a test centerpiece to see how it looks, choosing linen colors, and go over details of the wedding day.

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  • Hannah
    Master July 2019
    Hannah ·
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    I didn't have a wedding planner. When we went, it was my husband, me, my parents, and his parents. It was free for up to 6 people, so we figured why not get a few more opinions. It was a fun little activity for all of us.
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  • Apryl
    Devoted March 2022
    Apryl ·
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    The wedding planner doesn't have to come but they can help with negotiations and making sure that everything that you need is included in a contract or proposal.
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  • Allie
    Super November 2021
    Allie ·
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    We did multiple tastings because we were invited to a few different ones to get a taste for both their fall and winter menus since we are at end of fall and could choose either, so we brought my dad to one and my fiance's parents to one. We did one ourselves. I'm not sure why a wedding planner would need to go, but as others said, maybe to ensure that guests with food restrictions have options and to see the venue for inspiration on decorations, centerpieces, etc.

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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I took my parents and his mom. we did it moreso as like a dinner out because we had ours at a restaurant we ate at before but the difference was these were different menu items and this restaurant doesn't do tastings like that so we just ate dinner except with the wedding menu items haha

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  • E
    Expert July 2023
    Eniale ·
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    The recommendation of your planner coming is probably for one or more of the following reasons:

    1. If the caterer is also providing your linens or other rentals, they want to go through those with the planner, because they can affect your décor.
    2. They want to establish the relationship with your planner for your day, because if you book them, they will be working closely together.
    3. Your planner may have suggestions you haven't thought of.

    They aren't required, but it's not a bad idea.

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  • Melody
    Expert April 2021
    Melody ·
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    It was just my husband and me for ours, and we did it right after church so it was like a little lunch date for us. I planned the wedding, so we didn't have a contracted planner. It's not necessary to bring them, but if you have one it definitely isn't a bad idea for them to tag along. If the venue recommends it, they likely have some logistics they'd like to go other with the planner or something along those lines.

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  • Richaelyn
    Devoted July 2021
    Richaelyn ·
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    My first tasting was at the venue and I went with my mom. We had a second tasting for my fiancé to try it since he couldn’t make it the first time and he brought the leftovers back home for his parents to try.
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
    Michelle ·
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    The tasting needs to be done before any caterer is booked. If they don’t allow this, you move on until you find a caterer who does. You may end up attending several tastings to decide on which to choose.

    The wedding planner/coordinator is often not even hired yet at this point so it doesn’t make sense for them to attend. The bride and groom both attend obviously. Parents or someone else of the couple’s choosing who is local and whose opinion they value, or no one at all. It’s strictly personal preference.

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