Originally Posted by tryingcake
I insist that I arrive no less 2 hours before the event begins - I'm usually there and out even before the bridal party is..... I would never agree to a 9:00 delivery for a 10:00 cutting. What if something were to happen?
Just to share add'l viewpoints on this aspect, I always set a delivery time of a minimum of one hour prior to when the first guest was scheduled to arrive
at the reception hall, not one hour prior to scheduled cutting. So if the wedding is at 2:00 and the reception is at 4:00, I would want to deliver by 2:30; 3 at the very latest.
If the wedding and reception are at the same venue, then I would want to set up and be out of there
by 3:00. I actually am one that loves an audience when setting up a cake, but I don't think guests should be milling around. Let me rephrase that .... I don't think vendors should have to work around guests
when trying to do their job.
Many receptions cut the cake WAY into the event, and I think the cake should be set up and on display when the first person walks into the room. Good heavens, did she have the florist setting up centerpieces a few minutes before dinner was served? I don't think a vendor should be setting up during the reception. I find this to be poor planning on the bride's part if this is how she set everything up.
Just some FYI for contemplation and consideration on future bookings.