Rebecca
Devoted June 2020

Tastings

Rebecca, on November 11, 2019 at 10:42 PM Posted in Planning 0 22
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How far ahead is everyone doing their tastings? My venue is all-inclusive and says that we should be doing our tasting in March for our June wedding. I can’t help but feel this is cutting it kind of close (especially if I want to order invitations...).

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  • M
    Dedicated November 2019
    Monica ·
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    We did our tasting nearly 10 months in advance.
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  • Kelly
    Champion October 2018
    Kelly ·
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    We did our tasting in July for our October wedding. We already knew we would have a chicken, beef, and vegetarian option it was just a matter of which kind.
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  • Kathryn
    Devoted April 2020
    Kathryn ·
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    We're doing our tasting in November - Wendesday actually! - for our April wedding. But our venue is all inclusive and only seems to do tastings twice a year, so your venue might do something similar.
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  • Stefanie
    Devoted December 2019
    Stefanie ·
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    We did our tasting in September and our wedding is in december
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  • Jasmine
    Rockstar August 2020
    Jasmine Online ·
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    Our tasting is in a couple weeks with catering and bakery. We're about 9 months out.

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  • Kelley
    Dedicated May 2020
    Kelley ·
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    We just did our menu and cake tasting this month, so six months out from our wedding. They recommended 4-6 months out and I wanted to do it before the craziness of the holidays started.
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  • Renee
    Dedicated June 2020
    Renee ·
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    My wedding planner and I actually just talked about this. I wanted to go to the tasting last week which would have put us at 7 months out. She informed me that the menu changes and it’s better do the tasting as close to the wedding date as possible. We ended up choosing February as May would be too close for a June Wedding. They only have 4 tastings a year. As far as cake, been had that! We did that a month ago!! I love cake!!
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  • earias
    Champion December 2017
    earias ·
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    We did our tasting in October for our December wedding. We already knew we planned to choose a beef, chicken, fish and silent vegetarian option so when we ordered our invitations we had those icons for the choices. After we did the tasting we included the actual menu choices on our website.

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  • Jeanelle
    Super September 2018
    Jeanelle ·
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    We did ours August 3 and our wedding was September 23. We had them build a custom menu and that was the first time we found out what it was going to be. We gave them some notes and made adjustments. Very professional and was no issue on our end.
    If you're having menu discrepancies, if you're having people pick between chicken/beef/fish/veg then told likely know loosely what it might be. We only asked our guests for food allergies, since we had to table settings and coursed meals (hors d'oeuvres and stationed brunch, then stationed desserts).
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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
    Kelsey ·
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    Our venue only has 3 approved caterers so we wanted to make sure we got the one we wanted. So we did ours this July, which is early but I knew what I wanted. We have the menu picked already and locked down along with the deposit paid.

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  • Chandra
    Master May 2019
    Chandra ·
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    We did ours about 3 months before. Though we did a buffet so it didnt have much bearing in doing our invites. Can you generalize the dishes, like say chicken beef or fish (or whatever you want to go with) for the invites then update your wedding website if you have one with more specifics once you get them nailed down?
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  • Elisa
    Dedicated May 2020
    Elisa ·
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    I'm doing my food tasting this Thursday and it's a little under 6 months out. We know we're going to put on the invitation image icons of chicken, beef, fish & vegetarian that they can check off in the invite. If you're able to do something like that, I would suggest it.

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  • Jamie
    Savvy October 2020
    Jamie ·
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    My wedding isn’t until next year and we already did both of ours for catering and cake. We esp wanted to get the cake done during the fall so we could try some fall flavors.

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  • Cristy
    Rockstar May 2020
    Cristy ·
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    No, this is a pretty normal time frame, I think. Our venue won't even let us book the tasting until 3 months prior, or less. Part of the reason is the seasonality of ingredients. Their menu has slight alterations, depending on what fruits, veggies, and fish are "in season" at the time. So, if we did a tasting now, likely some of our choices will be limited because of the vegetables and fruits (for example) that are available now, as opposed to what will be available in Spring.

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  • J
    Super April 2020
    Jennifer ·
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    Our venue does two every six months, so their next one is in January. We are getting married in April, but are having a buffet, so there will be plenty of options for everyone!

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  • Alyssa
    Expert June 2020
    Alyssa ·
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    Our all inclusive venue as well told us ours would be only a month or two ahead because they change their menu often to try to source local and fresh ingredients and that can change rapidly within a few weeks.

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  • Sara
    Expert February 2020
    Sara ·
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    Our venue is all inclusive too. We weren't offered a tasting..we just had to choose. Hopefully it's good. We did a cake tasting on Saturday. Our wedding is February 22.
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  • Ashley
    Expert November 2020
    Ashley ·
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    We have our tasting scheduled for December 1st, 2019 and we get married on November 27th, 2020.

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  • Samantha
    Dedicated July 2020
    Samantha ·
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    We're doing both our catering and bakery tasting in January and our wedding is in July.

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  • Kaidie
    Just Said Yes June 2020
    Kaidie ·
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    We’re getting married in June as well. We’re doing our cake tasting (with an outside bakery) next week and our catering tasting (through the venue) in February.
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