Archive for October, 2009

What Is a Nice Wedding Gotta Cost These Days???

With the economy going the way’s been going, the cost of a wedding is deffinately a concern. I have been in business long enough to understand this major expense in someone’s life.

HOTEL WEDDINGS

To me the hotels are all outdated. The same 20 year old carpet and 10 year old chandellier. The service staff gets paid based on minimum wage plus a precentage of the gratuities. That sometimes add up to not much, therefore high turnover. The food: subpar to say the least. I have friends that work in hotels ( some are 4 star properties on thge beach) and know first hand that their catering sales team SELLS SPACE, NOT FOOD, NOR SERVICE…lol. It is actually great news for me ( off premise caterer). This is what keeps us in business. Pricing: a chicken dinner with a full bar starts at about $90 and goes all the way up to $500 or even more per person…Love this too, my ALL INCLUSIVE WEDDING PACKAGES start at $49.95 and do not go over $100.00. Love it.

COUNTRY CLUB WEDDINGS

Very similar to the hotels, I used to work in a country club in Fort Lauderdale ( no names here). Much better food and service, but very pricey. Not much more to say other than you are locked in to use the in house band/dj, florist, decorator, which majority of the brides didn’t necessarily liked.

OFF PREMISE WEDDINGS

The advantages of having an offsite wedding:

Unique Venue. Plenty to choose from, whether is Miami Dade, Broward or Palm Beach Counties

Great Food. My chefs are formaly trained by masters chefs in France, italy…great work ethics and attention to detail. I can proudly say that I have top 5 chefs in Florida.

Great Service. My key employees have been with me for at least 5 years, some even more. My staff does not get paid minimum wage and actually support entire families with their earnings.

Customer Service. We pride ourselves in getting back to clients within 24 hours, sometimes even faster. Our sales team is reachable 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We often deal with clients that are overseas and getting a call in the middle of night has become a normal occurence.

Custom Everything. Since no 2 brides are alike, no 2 parties should be the same either. We will create a custom wedding FOR YOU based on your specific taste and budget.

Value. We offer graet value. I am very confident in saying that based on our services we are very reasonable and most importantly, honest. I price everythingh myself and always get exactly what you pay for and then some.

Now, what is a wedding gotta cost in Miami?

On average, couples that live in Coral Gables, FL 33134 spend between $48,649 and $81,082 for their wedding. This does not include cost for a honeymoon or engagement ring. This is valid for a hotel wedding, nothing to brag about.

On average, couples that live in Delray Beach, FL 33444 spend between $24,478 and $40,796 for their wedding. This does not include cost for a honeymoon or engagement ring. Same as above, in a hotel wedding, nothing fancy.

On average, couples that live in Coral Springs, FL 33076 spend between $23,713 and $39,521 for their wedding. This does not include cost for a honeymoon or engagement ring.

On average, couples that live in West Palm Beach, FL 33414 spend between $30,138 and $50,230 for their wedding. This does not include cost for a honeymoon or engagement ring.

These numbers are really scary in today’s economy. I can do a fabulous wedding in a private venue for less than half. That with better food, better service, better everything.

Whether is Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, Boca Raton or West Palm Beach, I would love the opportunity to plan your wedding from scratch and make it as special as YOU want it to be. All custom, specially tailored for your taste.

If you have a venue in mind and just need a catering service that would deliver 110%, I would still love to work with you.

For a variety of reasons, I chose not to show sample menus online. Competition reads up on my blogs and I would much rather keep my recipees and ideas for my true clients…lol.

For a custom quote, please don’t hesitate to contact me:

Felix Alexander

of

A Alexander Event Catering and Event Production

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(561)-243-ALEX and (561)-502-6168

Our Main Website is located at: http://www.AlexanderEvent.com

We look forward to serving you. Your Catering Miami pro, Chef Alexander.

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