(Closed) If it were only a few dollars more, what would you choose?

posted 9 years ago in Food
  • poll: If it were only a few dollars more, which one would you choose?
    A duet entree for a few dollars more : (37 votes)
    46 %
    A single entree (guests have to send in choice with RSVP) : (44 votes)
    54 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I would probably pick a single entree because a few dollars more for every person can really add up.

    Post # 4
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    406 posts
    Helper bee

    I would ask each guest to pick what they wanted. I’d hate to have my choice made for me (I don’t eat red meat and wouldn’t be able to eat anything on the plate with it), I’m a VERY picky eater! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Hi Naangel!  I grew up in Long Beach, so I thought I’d give a shout out!

    To the question, I would prefer a single entree.  If someone gets a duet entree and only likes one part of the duet, then they’re getting half as much food.  When you say it’s a couple of dollars more, is that per person or total?

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    As a guest, I personally wouldn’t mind a duet because I would likely eat both. BUT there are many people who have dietary restrictions … both for health reasons and personal reasons. I have a feeling if people don’t like one thing, they may get queasy. That can add up to a lot of food wasted!

    Post # 8
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I agree with most of the pp’s – not everyone will like or want both options.  How will you handle vegetarians or others with dietary restrictions?

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Not everyone will want both, and depending on how many courses you have there may be a lot of wasted food. I’d save the few bucks pp and go with the single!

    Post # 10
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    Blushing bee

    the duet entree would be great so long as they are willing to deal with individual restrictions.  maybe ask for dietary restrictions on the RSVP card.

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I’d definitely stick with the single entree and do a predetermined count. Only because, as others have pointed out, what about vegetarians? And also, a few bucks a person can really add up.

     

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I just don’t like duet entrees. It seems like an attempt for the caterers to slack off. They’re nice, but it just never works as well as single entrees.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    How much money are we talking about here?  A few dollars, say $3, x 150 guests = $450 plus tax and gratuity (and even more as the guest # increases)!  I say save those hundreds of dollars and invest it somewhere else.  ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 14
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I’d much prefer the single entree as a guest…even though it would be a real pain to organize as a bride. ๐Ÿ™

    Post # 15
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We did a single entree. Everybody got chicken. If you don’t like it, there’s cake! It’s nice to have a choice, but as a guest I don’t care THAT much. If i want really awesome steak i’ll go to a steak house =]. Save yourself a few bucks (times a hundred or two) and go out for a nice dinner with your FI. Your guests won’t be shocked to not see "chicken or fish" on their RSVP card. Of all the weddings I’ve been to, only one have I been offered a choice at.

    Edit: i thought you meant single entree as in "we’re serving everybody chicken"…I’d still make people do chicken or beef or whatever. Unless it’s easier AND even more cheaper to just serve one or the other. Serving only chicken at our wedding turned out just fine! 

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    We opted for the duet plate (chicken and beef) for a few dollars more and it was wonderful. We also had a place on the rsvp card for anyone who required a vagetarian plate, and only 5 people got those.

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