(Closed) Food tasting issues and timing

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 3
Member
13 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

If I understand what you are trying to accomplish– you can get the invitations printed with dinner options of “fish”, “beef”, and “chicken”.  Then once you have figured out the specifics of what you are looking for you can add an insert with the food details (once you have settled on an option).  You probably want to wait until you have tasted the options you will offer because you don’t want to be trapped into serving something just because it is already printed on the invitation.

I would be careful waiting too long to order the invitations because they can take so long to come in if they are ordered.  And if you are doing them yourself they can be very time consuming.

I also understand your disappointment in not being able to taste your food options.  What is the point of the tasting if you can’t have what you want?

Good luck!

Post # 5
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13 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have seen online companies such as Wedding Paper Divas, Exclusively Weddings, etc. that will let you order invitation components separately.  You could order the RSVP cards at a different time.  You would still have make sure that the cards would come in at the time you need them.

 

I see the dilemma you have with the tasting.  It seems like you have to make the (hard) decision of deciding what is more important to you- the apps or the fish.  I’m not sure what kind of venue you have, but is it possible to taste either the fish or apps outside of the official tasting? (like if its a hotel or restaurant).

 

How much confidence do you have in the venue’s food?  If you expect that everything will be good then you can trust them that no matter which tasting you go to the food you did not try will be good.  If you have no idea, I think you may want to make sure that you try the food that is most important to you.  (Which unfortunately brings up that point that you have to decide 🙂

Post # 6
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9396 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Can you do both tastings?  An individual one to taste the entrees and then the later one for apps?  It sounds like you want to pick the entrees soon so you can put the options on the RSVP cards.  So the entrees are more important now because you need to have them on the response cards.  So I would do an individual tasting. 

However, if you know for sure you will be offering a beef, chicken, and fish main entree then I would just do the response cards with “fish, chicken, or beef.”  They don’t necessarily need to know all the details to choose.

I think mid April is a good time to send out invites.  Have you decided which invites you are getting, are you ordering them online?  I would verify with whoever is doing them how long it usually takes from the day you order until you receive them.  It sounds like from the tasting to the day you need to send out invites you have at least 3-4 weeks.  That could be enough time to get invites, I would check.

Post # 8
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11753 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

we had to choose our food before our tasting – no big deal. wedding food is wedding food. Just go with what sounds the best. I’d imagine march to april will be plenty of time to do the tasting and order your invites and send them out.  Just check with whomever is doing your invites on the timing. 

Post # 9
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13 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@skylar1224:  

Anything that takes stress away is a good idea.  If you know that you may feel frazzled ordering the invitations at the last minute then you should go ahead with the first tasting.

 

I hope the tasting goes well!!

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