WE’D LOVE TO INTERVIEW MEZZE EVENTS FOR OUR WEDDING…HOW DO WE START?
We love to converse with potential clients! We’ll share with you an overview of our general pricing, menu formats, and style of how we manage and produce weddings. If you think we are a good fit, we’ll assemble an event questionnaire that helps us get specific. Initially, we’ll need to know some high-level details including the venue hosting your wedding, the date of your wedding, and the estimated guest count.
WE’VE SIGNED THE CONTRACT AND MADE AN INITIAL 25% PAYMENT, NOW WHAT?
We’ll begin vendor introductions to help build your team (photography, videographer, floral designer, band or dj, and lighting designer). We’ll secure a preliminary rental order to get big items in place such as tenting, generators, bathroom trailer, kitchen equipment. Our team will begin sourcing specialty rentals on your behalf. We will reserve transportation.
MY WEDDING IS SIX MONTHS OUT….
Now is the time to finalize all your decisions including confirming the floor plan, menu and floral design direction. We’ll help secure all secondary vendors (ceremony musicians, officiant, specialty rentals, photo booth).
WE ARE THREE MONTHS TO THE WEDDING, WHAT HAPPENS NOW?
We will finalize and confirm with you the schedule for the weekend including the ceremony plan.
THE WEDDING IS IN ONE MONTH, WHAT ELSE IS LEFT TO DO?
It’s time to confirm your final guest count and you must do this 21 days in advance of your event date. This gives us the necessary time to meet with our team for final logistics, order your food, adjust rentals, check in with other vendors, change layouts, etc. This ensures our success and a smooth execution. Our team will have two focused calls with you to finalize all the last minute details.
CAN WE COME FOR A TASTING BEFORE BOOKING?
After we receive a signed contract and 25% initial payment, we’d love to host you for a tasting to begin developing your food and beverage offerings. In the meantime, you can dine with us at Mezze Bistro to get a sense of our style. Please make a reservation request here: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHEN CAN I COME FOR A TASTING?
Our tasting schedule is November through April, and we start scheduling them in August. As part of the tasting preparation process you’ll receive a menu planning questionnaire to help us build your tasting menu. When you come for your tasting, we pair the tasting with a visit to our local rental company showroom with our team as well.
WHAT’S THE PAYMENT STRUCTURE?
The initial 25% payment along with the second one for a total of 50% allows us to make deposits on your behalf to rental company, bathroom company, generators, lighting, transportation as well as continue to work with you on the planning.
The final payment is due 48 hours prior to your event date allowing us to pay our staff, and all the vendors we have contracted. Any overage would be charged after your event.
WHAT’S THE ADMINISTRATION FEE?
We keep our administration fees transparent. The fee is 20% of all line items on your invoice. It reflects the event coordination our team puts into the planning + production for a seamless event. The fee includes your menu tasting for up to six guests, menu development, rental curation + order management, inventory, and maintaining constant oversight. Additionally, it includes the coordination of event staffing and the overall scheduling of the event plan including all third-party vendors participating on-site. We consider the above details to be in the best interest of our clients and the scope of our work for catering and event coordination services.