(Closed) Giving Guests Choices

posted 7 years ago in Food
  • poll: If you had or plan to have a seated and served meal, did/will you....
    select the same meal for everyone : (8 votes)
    13 %
    gave guests 2 options : (29 votes)
    46 %
    gave guests 3 or more options : (22 votes)
    35 %
    gave guests dual entrees : (4 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2018

    We did dual entree with filet mignon and parmesan crusted chicken. Although some guests may have prefered a full filet or just chicken, they could have traded with their date or neighbor. While giving guests options is very nice, the ease of doing it will probably depend on how many guests you have and how flexible your caterer is.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We did two entrees on one plate. We had herb crusted salmon over cheese grits and a steak filet. The portions were very large. I think everyone was happy to have both. The pescatarians got just the fish and the one vegetarian got adult mac and cheese (she wanted it!).

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We paid extra to give our guests 3 options (beef, chicken, vegetable risotto), and, while it was nice, it was not worth the extra cost. We actually had a hard time getting people to make their meal choices, so we ended up just choosing for most people anyway. Oh well!

    I do think it’s nice to offer a meat option and a vegetarian option if you can, but beyond that, it didn’t seem worth it to me.

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    We went to a nice restaurant and did a limited menu–three choices for entrees, five for appetizers. It worked pretty well!

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    We’re giving the guests three options but this is really just because they had set menus and each one came with three menu options.  We probably would do two options though if a third had cost more.  

    Post # 8
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Well, if I was a guest and you chose my meal for me, there is a good chance I would not be able to eat it, and end up leaving early because I couldn’t eat.  There are some things I just cannot eat. I would try to eat least give your guests 2 options if it’s possible.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    As a guest, I prefer to have an option. There are some foods that I just don’t like and refuse to eat so if that was what was served to me, I probably wouldn’t be too thrilled. We’re having a sit down dinner and offering our guests 3 options (steak, chicken cordon blue or pasta primavera).

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    we had beef, fish, and vegetarian. it worked well!

    ETA: we had fish because some of our guests keep kosher–they’d eat vegetarian but would prefer fish, and won’t eat poultry or red meat out of a non-kosher kitchen. otherwise we probably would have had chicken.

    Post # 12
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    463 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    We gave our guests three options (beef, seabass or vegetarian).  i definitely think it was worth the extra cost as everyone was really happy with their meal and liked the option of getting to choose.  they found it thoughtful as its not common in either of our families.

    i do have to say that most weddings i’ve been to have not had choice.  majority of them are either one entree or a duo entree. most of the duo entrees i haven’t been able to finish since its just too much food.

    Post # 14
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    459 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    We gave guests three choices: beef, fish, and vegan. We asked on their reply cards and did not have a problem hearing from guests. As a guest, I prefer to have a choice–especially since I often prefer to eat the vegetarian meal, even though I am not actually a vegetarian. That means that at weddings that serve everyone one meat meal but ask people to come to them with special dietary requests, I miss out on eating what may be a tastier veggie meal because I CAN still eat the meat meal (but just prefer the veggie meal).

    Post # 15
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We did beef or veg. Plain an simple, LOL! Everyone enjoyed themselves, no complaints 🙂

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Our venue REALLY wanted to do one option, but we are giving people the option of steak or salmon (our vegetarians all eat fish, which I don’t totally understand but it makes it easier).  The kids get chicken fingers, but I’m not making that an adult option.

    We compromised with our venue by NOT givng guests the option of two different salads.

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