Let me be frank… Planning a wedding sucks. I've been coordinating mine for the past six months and I've come to a few conclusions: it’s expensive, it’s time-consuming, and it’s highly overrated. I am three and a half weeks away from saying “I Do,” and I’m a stressed out, pimple-ridden disaster.
Here's the thing... I’m an editor – not an event coordinator, and there’s a distinct difference between the two: I like to go to events, not plan them. Finding the right vendors – from florists to DJs to caterers is a dauntingly tedious task. So when I was recently introduced to the newly launched web site CaterBid.com, I was intrigued (and sort of annoyed that it was too late for me to try!)
The Priceline of event planning, CaterBid offers a completely new way to book events by providing a virtual marketplace for caterers from all over the country to approach potential customers and bid for their business. The site gives users a convenient way of saving time and money by organizing fabulous parties at affordable price points -- and it's completely free to use from browsing to booking.
Perfect for planning parties of all sizes (from birthdays to corporate soirees), CaterBid also offers free party planning advice to all of its clients through its exclusive Concierge service. It's like having a your own virtual event planner... which leaves me with one curious question: Where was Caterbid six months ago?!?