I thought I posted this reply/topic on this forum, but instead it came out as a whole new topic out to everyone...I kinda wanted to get your thoughts and feedback from this group. See below:
Ok, here goes, I need some advice - FAST!
Here goes the story, hope I don't bore you or ramble to death
My wife works with a lady that has a nephew that's a minister. She told her nephew about us and our desire to make wedding cakes. He told her he wanted to meet us and possibly offer us an opportunity to work with him. Now, here goes the clincher, he used to do weddings here and there, but his business has picked up so much lately that he's decided to bring on a wedding planner to his group. This new wedding planner wants to develop a list of contacts/vendors to suggest to the clientele and they would like to meet us to discuss the possibility of having us on their list as a cake vendor.
My worries are:
I need some advice from my cake friends
Everyone I talk to is telling me what an amazing opportunity this is...that I should take the risk...that doors like this don't open all the time...that these things happen for a reason and if I want to be successful, I need to start somewhere/somehow.
Guys, I want this so bad...I could taste it! I'm trying to convince myself that we can do it, but I don't want to get way over my head. If I decide to proceed, I don't think I would want them to consider us as their sole baker. I would want to take on projects for smaller/less profile weddings. I just don't think I'm ready to bake for a 200+ guest wedding
What do you all suggest? Do you think we should move forward with this and do it under the table until we get enough profit/experience to have a seperate space just for cakes? Thoughts? Ideas? Suggestions? Advice?
Thank you for listening (reading) to my Monday morning DRAMA!!!