Post # 1
If you had the choice of picking a duet entree for your guests so they got both for just a few dollars more, or they had to pick the entree they wanted when they RSVP’d, what would you choose?
I personally like the duet entree, especially so I wouldnt have to deal with organizing who wanted what entree. What would everyone else do?
Post # 3
I would probably pick a single entree because a few dollars more for every person can really add up.
Post # 4
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! 🙂
Post # 5
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
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 # 7
Go Long Beach 🙂 Ive only lived here for a couple years but love it!
I guess it would matter if the reception venue would be willing to accommodate special requests (double meat, double seafood, etc). I meant a few dollars more per person though.
Post # 8
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
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
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
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
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
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. 🙂
Post # 14
I’d much prefer the single entree as a guest…even though it would be a real pain to organize as a bride. 🙁
Post # 15
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
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.