(Closed) Dinner choices at reception

posted 8 years ago in Food
  • poll: What's for dinner?
    Steak and fish is fine : (17 votes)
    34 %
    I would offer steak and something other than fish : (12 votes)
    24 %
    For fish, I would choose salmon : (15 votes)
    30 %
    For fish, I would choose trout : (6 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I don’t eat red meat or fish. I am mostly vegetarian but I will eat chicken. Do you know about the preferences of your guests or if you’ll have any vegetarians? Will there be a “silent vegetarian” option? 

    Post # 4
    3219 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I am the same as Corgi! I dont eat fish or any meat but chicken

    Post # 5
    1995 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    we had pork and salmon.  We didn’t have a true vegetarion dish but 2 people wanted it so our chef’s made a nice plate of side dishes and some extras!

    Post # 6
    1137 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We were planning having only filet and fish options. Our fish option is a pistacho encrusted sea bass. Everything is made to order so people will place their order when they’re seated.

    However, we recently learned that one of our guest’s boyfriends is a true vegetarian, no meat or fish.

    So we decided to put a vegetarian dish on the menu as well. That way, we cover people who are vegetarians, those who only eat chicken, or those who just don’t feel like such a heavy main course after they’ve had all of our appetizers, salad, and soup.

    P.S. The salmon sounds delicious!!



    Post # 7
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’d include some kind of chicken dish or make the vegetarian option a true third choice.  There are many people who don’t like either red meat or fish but would eat chicken.  Plus, true vegetarians shouldn’t have to request a veggie dish and hope that it’s available.  They should know up-front that there is an option they can eat.

    If you do stick with a fish dish, I’d go with the salmon over the trout.  Although I personally like both, more people would be willing to eat salmon than trout (plus the salmon dish sounds better).

    Post # 8
    1161 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I have a lot of “vegetarian” friends, and all but a few of them of them eats fish.  None of them eat chicken.  In fact,   8 vegetarians are coming to my wedding, and 7 of them eat fish.  So, I definitely vote for fish and steak, but if you don’t know your guests well, then asking your venue to let you add a veggie option sounds like a good idea.  I would not add chicken just to appease picky eaters. (although our venue’s child’s plate is chicken fingers)


    Oh, and our nonmeat nonfish eating friend is getting mac and cheese (her request).

    Post # 9
    463 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    personally i think beef and fish would be fine.  that is what i had at my wedding, but i also knew that our guests liked those choices better than chicken.

    Post # 10
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I don’t eat fish (or any seafood) either. Your concerns are valid – a lot of people just don’t care for seafood.

    Chicken may not seem fancy, but to be honest, it IS the popular choice!

    Post # 11
    16216 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    Hard to say. I’d eat the filet. I would pass on the fish. I think as long as you have two options, you’ll be fine.

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