FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A Day to Remember does not charge gratuity. If you, as the client, feel that the staff has exceeded your expectations and would like to show them your appreciation, gratuities are gratefully accepted.
Prices quoted are subject to a 6.25 Massachusetts Sales Tax and .75 City Meals Tax
A Day to Remember does not have a service charge.
Bride & Groom
As our gift to you, we do not charge for the Bride & Groom for Wedding Reception Catering.
Pricing and Final Guest Count
Prices quoted are based on the guest count provided to A Day to Remember, LLC. The cost may increase if the final guest count reduces by more than 10% of the proposed number of guests. A final guest count is due twelve (12) business days prior to the event and is considered a guarantee for which the party responsible will be charged. After this date the guest count may not be reduced.
Securing Your Date
We lock in event dates with clients based on a signed contract that specifically outlines the parameters of the event. There is a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the anticipated catering cost of the event due with the signed contract. The menu can be adjusted after a contract is signed, but pricing and staffing are based on the minimum guest count specified in the contract, and would be adjusted based on any changes to the menu or guest count minimum. The locking in of an event date with a client allows us to allocate the appropriate amount of our resources for that date and avoids over booking for the same date.
We provide all necessary service ware for our catering services (chafing dishes, silver platters, serving bowls, coffee urns, grills, heat lamps, etc.) Tents, lighting, tables, chairs, linens, glassware, flatware, etc. are rental items. A Day to Remember has a longstanding working relationship with Peterson Party Center, and we are happy to provide our clients with a suggested rental list for their event. We can also act as your agent and assist in making arrangements with Peterson Party Center. If your venue provides the rental equipment than all rental must be secured through the venue. Additional charges may incur if client is handling rental orders.
Final Payment is due ten (10) business days prior to your event. Payment can be made in the form of check, cash or credit card. All Credit Card payments must be processed in our store by swiping your credit card.
Day of Event Assistant
If your venue provides Day of Assistant/Coordinator services, ADTR will not be able to provide these services per our agreement with the venues. If your venue does not provide Day of Event Assistants, we can provide a Day of Event Assistant to build centerpieces, handle the placement of seating cards along with any additional decoration you may require for your event to be a success. The assistant will also coordinate all other vendors such as your dj, band, officiate, florist and baker to ensure their timely arrival and follow through with any pre-determined timing or plans you may have. Our assistant will also pack up all of your display items and décor at the end of the event. Pricing is $50.00 per hour and based upon the hours needed to complete the tasks with a 4 hour minimum number of hours.
Set up & Breakdown
We will arrive at the event 1.5 to 2 hours before the scheduled start of the event to set up all the food service tables and prep areas so that we are ready for service before your first guest arrives. Our staff will set the dining tables with appropriate flatware, chinaware and glassware. ADTR will place your table numbers, favors and menu cards on your guest tables. ADTR does not set up centerpieces, we will coordinate with your florist so that your florist can handle the placement of centerpieces on your tables. If you would like us to set up the rental tables, chairs and perform other duties like pre-ceremony refreshments, we are more than happy to accommodate but there would be additional staffing charges and we must be notified before the final contract is signed. At the end of any event we re-rack all the rental china, glassware and flatware and we will remove tablecloths if the guests have departed. If you would like us to breakdown the tables and chairs, again we are more than happy to, but it would involve additional staffing charges.
All foods that have been finished and displayed and that are still safe for consumption will be neatly packaged, labeled and left in the host’s refrigerator. Often, the amount of leftovers is minimal as we calculate the amount of food needed based on the final guest count. Because we always bring more food than we expect guests to consume, all food inventories that have not been put out for display will remain the property of A Day to Remember.
Vendor Meals for Weddings
Non Seated Guests, such as; your dj, band members, officiate, photographer etc. are charged ½ price. The total number of vendors is included in the guest count that you provide to A Day to Remember.
Children Meals for Weddings
Children under the age of 5 are no charge; children ages 6-12 years old are ½ price. The total number of children is included in the guest count that you provide to A Day to Remember.
There is no additional fee for cake cutting. There is a nominal fee for any additional garnish you request to have on each cake plate.
Outside Food Product
A Day to Remember will not serve other parties food, desserts, beverages or appetizers due to insurance regulations and health codes.
We provide tastings once a final menu is established between the client(s) and A Day To Remember. A tasting is a sample of the items that we will showcase at your event. We recommend that you sample 2-3 passed hors d’oeuvres as well as several of your main course dishes and several accompaniments. Tastings are limited to the couple, the cost for additional family members to attend the tasting is $45.00 per person. Limited to 6 guests.