Is this completely tacky?

posted 3 years ago in Food
  • poll: Imagine this. You're offered two choices: Beef or a vegetarian entree. What do you think?
    Bring on the beef! : (79 votes)
    28 %
    I eat meat but don't eat beef, and I think these are weird choices. : (23 votes)
    8 %
    I really don't care. I like whatever food... and hey, there's an open bar! : (114 votes)
    40 %
    Bring on the veggies! I'm glad you included a real vegetarian entree. : (69 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 3
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    1184 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    No, and I don’t eat beef at all, but am not totally vegetarian (I’ll eat fish).  I think that your sides are also substantial (mac & cheese is pretty heavy, as are rolls) so if someone disliked the other options, they could even make a “meal” out of sides.  

    My daughters (3 & 4), would be fine with the options available too, since you mentioned children being a worry of yours.  

    It is not tacky to serve your guests a meal at a meal time that offers them TWO choices.  Tacky would be if you had a reception at meal time and offered cheese and crackers.

    Post # 4
    Member
    546 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I would say…”bring on the seafood”…lol

    Post # 5
    Member
    6525 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @LibrarianTellsAll:  Personally,I wouldn’t be put off by it bc if I like veggie dishes. I am not a vegetarian but i don’t eat red meat but I do eat chicken and turkey. But the veggie dish comes with awesome sides! So I think its fine.

     

    Post # 6
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    9949 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I cannot make a decision without seeing what the actual meals are.  If it were, for example, beef with delicious mashed potatoes and some asparagus, I’d choose that, especially if the vegetarian option were something with bell peppers BLECH.  But if the vegetarian option were some sort of stuffed eggplant with a delicious cheesy sauce…that would be my choice.

    I think, though, that you will please the most people if you offer three options: chicken, beef, and vegetarian.  Chances are that most people will either choose chicken or beef.  You could tell your caterer that there are a few people who need special accommodations, and usually you don’t have to pay extra for that.

    Post # 7
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    1175 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @LibrarianTellsAll:  I don’t think it is tacky.  But I don’t know what is proper etiquette as far as food is concerned.  I went with beef and salmon as the two choices.  To me personally, I don’t really care what is offered.  I will pick which ever I like more.  I have second guessed my menu choices too, but I am going forward with what I have selected.  I can’t please everyone all of the time, neither can you.

     

    I think your menu choices are up to you.  I know several people who would love to have a vegeterian option.  Being healthy is more and more popular.  

     

    Is adding a third option a possiblity?  If so and it bothers you, and you can afford it add the chicken or fish, then add it.  Otherwise, IMO what you have chosen it is perfectly acceptable.

     

    Post # 8
    campfireBee
    1045 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Sodo Park

    I think both options sound great! We aren’t offering chicken, either. 🙂

     

    Post # 9
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    575 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I don’t see why you’d need a third option.  Beef and veggie moussaka are both delicious, and there’s a lot of food.  And if anyone is really put out (i.e., they’re kosher or GF or so on), I’m sure they will contact you and you can make arrangements with the caterer.  Otherwise, it seems great to me!  Bring on the veggies!

    Post # 10
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    4072 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I’d be happy with both. I LOVE my meat, but I am down with vegetarian options too, and they can be delicious!

    Not everyone feels the same way though.

    Post # 11
    Member
    724 posts
    Busy bee

    I think you’re on the right track. Being mindful of the several vegetarians you know will be in attendance is very mindful — you won’t be able to please some picky eaters with two entree choices no matter what the choices are, so don’t fret!

    Post # 12
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    4220 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We offered chicken or pork. 

    Post # 13
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    7997 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I’m a chick and I love beef. Chicken and fish I can make anytime… I don’t make beef very often. Bring on the beef! Lol.

    I see no problem with this option.

    Wedding chicken is usually gross anyway… at least every chicken entree I’ve had at any wedding.

    Post # 14
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    1548 posts
    Bumble bee

    @LibrarianTellsAll:  I’d prefer if u offered two regular choices such as beef and fish, like another pp said the Mac and cheese, cornbread etc will cover the others who have more specific needs

    Post # 16
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    1754 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    We had steak or vegetarian (grilled portabella mushrooms), and we got a lot of compliments on the food. No one seemed too put out. We did have to provide some gluten free but that was really easy to do – the caterer was very accomodating. 

    Really, it’s your wedding and as long as you are providing food at dinner time, it’s not tacky! Plus both beef and the vegetarian dishes sound great. (I love mac n cheese)

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