Post # 1
So today i spoke to my wedding site coordinator at my venue and she gave me some food options to serve at the wedding. She said it would cost us the following
We could choose
1) one entree for everyone for $28 per person
2) two entree’s as options for the guest to choose from for $31 per person
3) Two entrees with appetizers for $33 pp
So we desided that options 3 was out of the picture because we dont really care for the whole appetizer idea. so we have options 1 and 2 in mind. The only catch is…do we want guest to choose from 2 entrees?? Or do we just serve them one option (probably chicken) and save ourselves 2 dollars per plate (save total of about 250 dollars which doesnt seem that much..but we are in our early 20s paying for the wedding ourselves)
So what would you suggest?
Post # 3
I would stick to your budget and go with the chicken. It’s your wedding, and if someone wants to complain about not having a second option – do you really care? The people that matter the most will just be thrilled to share this day with you. If their main focus is a second option for food then they have bigger problems in their own lives so don’t even think twice about it.
Post # 4
@tkskewlry – aww you are so sweet 🙂 you do make a good point. I mean no one will probably even notice. And im sure most people dont mind chicken. I dont think iv ever heard of anyone not liking chicken.
Post # 5
As long as you a) have a vegetarian option for those who need it and b) don’t mind if someone complains (but people will do this no matter what you decide!) then stick to your budget. If later on you have more $ you could always add a second option if you like.
Post # 6
I agree that you need to have the option of people having a vegetarian entree (even if you don’t have 2 entrees for everyone). If it’s a good chicken dish, most people will be happy with it!
Post # 7
If you are paying for it yourselves, you need to stick to your budget. Decide what you can reasonably spend and don’t go over that. Choices are nice but they’re not required, especially if you cannot afford that option. You don’t offer choices when you invite people to dinner in your home and everyone is fine then.
Post # 8
For me it would be worth the extra $250 for guests to have an option. I’m sure everyone would enjoy the chicken and would be perfectly happy.. I just like giving people some choice, even if it’s limited. But if it’s not in your budget then it’s not in your budget and that’s totally fine!
Post # 9
If they can include a vegetarian option for the $28, which they really should do, then I’d go with that too. There’s no shame in trying to save money!
Post # 10
I HATE chicken and I voted for you to choose the chicken option. I say stay within your budget. As a former event manager, here’s my question to you. Why are they giving you flat prices like that? Typically I would have asked my client to give me the number of veggie or chicken options they wanted (and by the way the veggie option should most definitely be CHEAPER than the chicken option) then charge by the meal. Like 5 chicken at $28 and 3 veggie at $22. Find out from your vendor why they are charging you flat rate prices like that for more than one option and are the other options a meat dish. I’d suggest finding out if there’s a way to include a Veg option for the $28 price.
Post # 11
I think you should give your guests the option. Guests WILL notice that they can only get one thing.
The reason why I’m suggesting this is b/c I know a number of people who don’t like chicken and prefer another options. At most weddings I go to more than half of the people do not want chicken. Myself being a pescetarian, it would kind of suck to go to a wedding and just sit there and stare at everyone else eating during dinner. Last year alone I went to 7 weddings so I can most certainly attest to this. Give your guests a choice; they’ll be really grateful and it’s not worth the $250 in savings to take this away.