She not only showcased her commitment but also highlighted the sheer magic that can arise from unexpected challenges.
Wedding caterers invest significant time and effort in meticulously preparing for the grand event. They painstakingly curate menus, procure raw materials and ensure all arrangements are in order. Yet, what recourse does one have when the bride inadvertently communicates the wrong wedding date? Emily Rener, the founder of Sophisticated Spreads had to go through a similar situation and she was terrified. However, she was still able to pull off and provide what was expected of her. Rener and her dad serve grazing boards that are similar to charcuterie boards which have nuts, fruits, different types of cheese, veggies and dips, but apparently, grazing boards are prepared at a much bigger scale.
Rener's TikTok video starts with a text overlay, "When a bride (our client) accidentally told us the wrong day of her wedding and sent us a text the morning of the wedding saying 'excited to see the grazing table today for my 200 guests.'" The clip has Jennifer Lawrence eating spicy wings on the show "Hot Ones" and says, "What do you mean?" The video went viral with about 1.3 million views and people wanted to know more. @jennifermarie33 commented, "Story time!" @chrissalysz wrote, "And this is why I followed up with every single vendor 6 months out, 8 weeks out, 1 month out, AND two weeks before. I don’t care if I was annoying."@hanabds07 said, "We need a storytime on how this was handled!!"
The caterer in a follow-up video mentions what happened. "So the wedding was last August and she reached out to me in March about what I'm going to be doing before the wedding. She had fully booked and paid 75% of her grazing table for her wedding," says Rener. She continues, "I had sent the invoice with the date on it and everything. So a week before the wedding, I sent her mail saying, 'Hi, super excited about the wedding just confirming.'"
“It was a rookie move, but I didn’t include the date because I just assumed like, ‘Who screws up their own wedding?’” Rener says in the video.
She had thought that the wedding was on August 23, 2022. "On August 22 at 9 am, she (the bride) sends me an email, 'Looking forward to it, today.' And at that point I realized we have a big issue on our hands," narrates Rener. Ten minutes later, the bride mails her again and tells her that she sent her the wrong wedding date. "It is actually today and it is 9 hours," wrote the bride in the mail.
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Rener immediately forwarded the mail to her dad who is also her business partner. "We received the email that morning and we had to have 75% of the grazing table by 5 pm. We had to set up by 3 pm and the venue was an hour and a half away," explains Rener. They went to the store with all the stuff they needed and prepped for the wedding. "Thankfully, Dad and I had nothing going on that day and we were able to pull it together but it was a crazy time," says Rener.
After which, she shows the pictures of the grazing table from the wedding and it looks absolutely delicious. "This is the photo evidence of how we made freaking magic happen," she concludes. People in the comments loved the grazing table that Rener and her dad created for the wedding. @pjx2088 commented, "Omg it’s beautiful! I really hope she tipped and took care of you. That’s a lot of work in a short amount of time." @tonncescat wrote, "Your tables are amazing! And good on you and Dad for understanding and working so hard to make her day special!" @miasophiatbay expressed, "What a perfect ending!! You literally made magic."
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