UKbride Member Request 24 Aug 2017

My wedding is in 2019, is it wise to pay the caterer in full now or pay a...

My wedding is in 2019, is it wise to pay the caterer in full now or pay a deposit and pay the remainder nearer the time? It's just that they say if you pay in full they'll give you a freebie or discount.

Lucy Lewis
Lucy Lewis 24 Aug 2017

Hi we are paying a deposit then the remainder 2 weeks before the wedding :)

Susan Coleclough
Susan Coleclough 24 Aug 2017

Like Lucy we are paying a deposit then remainder just before the wedding. I would suggest that it is safer for you not to part with any money too far up front as you never know what may happen ... they may go out of business, their food hygiene rating may go down and you might not want to use them any more.

Alison Jarvis
Alison Jarvis 24 Aug 2017

I wouldn't pay in full now, I'm getting married next May and refused to pay a 50% deposit my caterers agreed to a 25% deposit and another 25% in March then the remainder on the day. I wouldn't be tempted

E Wilson
E Wilson 24 Aug 2017

I would probably not a great idea. If you have wedding insurance then that can help in case anything did go wrong

Stacey Hutchinson
Stacey Hutchinson 25 Aug 2017

Personally I would pay just the deposit for now as it is in 2019 and you never know what could happen


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