Does there need to be chicken?

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t think chicken is a requirement, it’s a standard menu choice, probably because it’s cheap. Doesn’t mean the guests just can’t wait to eat another piece of dried out wedding chicken 😉 I don’t! lol

Post # 4
6948 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@pixiecat:  As long as you have something other than the fish, I think you’re fine. Adding beef is great for those people who don’t like fish but still have that “If there’s no meat it’s not a meal” mentality. I seriously doubt anyone will miss chicken. 

And I’m like you- we can sometimes go two full weeks having only chicken entrees at home and it makes me crazy. 

Post # 5
435 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@pixiecat:  I think the trouble with beef is that people like it cooked differently. I like mine cooked well done, and at weddings it always seems to be medium rare. I wouldn’t eat that. I think grouper is an interesting option, but I am not a seafood fan. Maybe I would try the veggie ravioli. Although, If it is a buffet. I could load up on sides- rice, potatoes, salad, bread, whatever…. 🙂 So your options are probably okay if you have sides. Plus it is just one night… 🙂


Post # 6
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@pixiecat:  We served turkey instead of chicken and I didn’t hear any complaints.  If your guests can’t pick between grouper, beef, and a vegetarian option, then they’ll just have to hit up McDonald’s when they leave.  Those are plenty of options.

Post # 7
2358 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My parents purposely do not eat a lot of red meat. So, we needed that chicken option. We went the higher tier menu that had a better beef choice and a white meat chicken option. It all depends on how well you know your guests food preferences. 

Post # 8
1566 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@pixiecat:  we’re having beef, fish, and veg options. No chicken!


Post # 9
1568 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

In my opinion I would be irked as a guest just because I dont eat red meat and I am not a fan of grouper (I know, what in the world is wrong with me?! lol) but also in my opinion go with what you are excited to eat. People are angry with us for not having a red meat option and vegetarian will be a plated entree as we have 2 vegetarians in the whole guest list. We are having Grilled lemon herb chicken, Stuffed pork loin, bacon whipped potatoes, Rice pilaf, garden veggies, and a tossed salad. 


Post # 10
2666 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

@pixiecat:  Honestly, I think unless you want to poll everyone who is attending, you might as well flip a coin. There’s always a chance someone is going to fussy and displeased about some aspect of the meal, but what are you going to do?

I’ll be honest. I went to a destination wedding at a lovely resort, we had dinner on the beach after the wedding, they poured wine like it was going out of style and I drank like four glasses (and I am not a drinker.) I DO NOT remember what the meal was. I don’t even remember if there was salad or what. I only remember the cake because there are photos. So, my final recommendation is that you not stress about it, LOL!

Post # 11
194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

As long as you have 3 options, I think you’re fine. If you have really picky eaters, you probably won’t make them totally happy no matter what. The benefit of the buffet is that people can try a little of everythin and load up on the thigs they know they like. I would totally skip the chicken if you’re not into it!

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