Post # 1
Okay so I have the best caterer in town. Delicious. It will be $30 per person for 3 courses not including drinks. Okay price, I think. Or for the premium menu items, which I get kindof excited about, it is $6 more per person.
Now, at 125 people plus taxes and gratuities, that is almost $1000 more. We are spending about 25 000 total for the day-of expenses. Do you think we should go for the more expensive food items?
My dilemma is because I know that the less expensive items will be excellent. Just not as drool-worthy.
The choice is between:
choice of: Roast Sirloin of Beef with Red Wine Sauce
Blackened Arctic Char with Lemon Herb Butter
premium (6 dollars more):
choice of: Fresh Rainbow Trout with Scampi Tails in Saffron – $6.00 extra
Roast Prime Rib (8oz.) au Jus
Help me decide!!!!!
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
I think it really depends on what is a priority to you. For example, food is a HUGE deal to me and FI. We are both pretty big foodies and we love to cook – so we were willing to bust the budget a little when it came to food. I have known people who didn’t really consider it as much of a priority.
I think both menu options sound great, but if it’s the premium one that gets you really excited and it’s in the budget, I say go for it!
Post # 4
To be honest with you I think that the Beef sounds better than the prime rib and the other one better than the trout. I am not a foodie and I don’t think I would really care for the more premium meal choices. Maybe take a look at your guests and see what you think they would enjoy and then decide on the meal to serve .
Post # 5
pinkmonkee, this is exactly what I’m wondering….if it isn’t worth the difference in price, I would rather not spend it. Again, we have already picked the best caterer in town, so I know that what I’m calling ‘cheap’ is premium to begin with.
amanda.lynn thank you. I’m glad that a foodie like you thinks that both menu choices are good.
Post # 6
I agree with pinkmonkee–I think the regular choices sound better than the premium choices!
Post # 7
I think the cheaper option sounds better too! Arctic Char… Mmm 🙂 It’s similar to salmon & trout… the changes in the premium menu aren’t THAT significant. I would stick with the $30 meal!
PS. Where are you from in Canada?
Post # 8
I think that the “cheaper” menu sounds delicious and you don’t need to shell out the extra $1k for the “upgraded” menu choices.
Post # 9
It really depends on what kind of food you like, but in my case, I like your “normal” menu better than the premium! I love Arctic Char but really don’t care for trout and I think red wine sauce on the beef would be tastier than au jus. In a lot of cases, food is definitely worth the upgrade but I think your original choices sound great!
Post # 10
If people don’t know the alternative was an option, they’ll never be the wiser. Save your $1000!