Post # 1
I’m in the process of drafting my menu stationary. We’re serving a duet of beef and chicken but we are offering a vegetarian option for those who requested it. Should the vegetarian option be included on the menus?
Post # 2
Our venue asked us not to put the vegetarian option on the printed menus because they didn’t want non-vegetarian guests to see it as a “third option.” I told the guests who I knew were vegetarian about the selection ahead of time, and I assume anyone else who needed it just asked the waiter if there was a veggie choice.
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
Ours let us, but we didn’t have our guests select food ahead of time. We justified it as saying that we had a lot of vegetarian guests who were sensitive about the issue.
Post # 4
We had ours on the menu as a fourth option that anyone could pick from. That only worked though because the venue was prepared to make it if everyone asked for it. Lots of non-vegetarians ordered it (I don’t even remember what it was now… something in a pastry… but it was yummy). We had a few non-menu listed items pre-planned for food allergy guests though.
Post # 5
Is there any reason why guests can’t opt for the vegetarian choice regardless of whether they are vegetarians? Only I’m not alone amongst my friends in being kind of picky about the meat I eat (I prefer to eat organic, locally sourced meat) and often I much prefer to eat the vegetarian option.
So I’d put your vegetarian choice on the menu and let your guests choose what they’d prefer to eat.
Post # 6
The something in the pastry sounds like our vegetarian option- delish! We’re also having a chicken/beef duet. The venue only lets you chose 1 main entree, because although the building is in their resort group, it’s rarely available, and all food has to be carted across town from the hotel. The RSVP information card, will have both duet and vegetarian, since the choice has to be made at the time of RSVPing. They will both be on the menu, but not the kids choice (2 kids). Actually, we’ll only have 3 standing menus, per table of 10, since there will be no choices made the night of the wedding. The menu is already on the website, in detail, to help with choices. The venue doesn’t care how many order vegetarian – it’s actually about $20 per person cheaper, they just have to know beforehand, to transport it.