(Closed) Menu screw up – no choice

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think as long as you have a vegetarian option for any veggies in the group, a no choice dinner is fine.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Some of your guests might have dietary restrictions that might not work with 1 entree. Given your situation, I think it would be okay to offer 1 entree as long as you offer several heavy appetizers/side dishes so people who can’t eat chicken (or don’t want to) can still have a full meal.

 

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper

I don’t think you are screwed.  When I go to fancy fund-raising dinners, there’s no menu choice and everyone survives.  Pick the yummiest plated dish and serve that!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I was to a wedding once where each guest chose a menu card when coming in/ getting their seat.  When the serving staff walked around they dispursed the food acording the the menu card next to the guest.  Also is family style an option? 

Post # 7
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Honey bee

chicken is safe. Go for it. As other PPs said, and is always standard, you need a vegetarian option.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

When I go to fancy work functions (regularly) they usually only serve a chicken dish, but have the “secret” option of a guest requesting a vegetarian plate (which is usually MORE sides, sans chicken).

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It is common practice at banquets and fundraisers to offer only one entree. Stop worrying about it. Ask the caterer to have a veggie option available . People will ask the servers if one is available when they start serving the chicken.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper

@SugerPlum:  It will be totally fine!! Don’t worry!!  As long as you have something for the vegetarians/vegans it will be great.  Oh,if no vegetarians you are totally good to go!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have been to several weddings and events where there is only one menu choice (but an option for vegetarians who asked). At one event, they had a petite filet and a small portion of chicken on the same plate, as well as a few sides. This might work well for you if you are comcerned about not having a choice.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@SugerPlum:  Even if no one is a vegetarian, sometimes people ask for the vegetarian meal if they don’t eat chicken (I do this when I see that the chicken is served on the bone).

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

This may not even be an option, but if you wanted to do a buffet could you put it on the dance floor, eat first, then take it down after dinner?  I work at a catering company and we see this all the time where there’s not enough room for the buffet.  This is what we’re doing at my reception, and I’ve never seen an issue with this.

Maybe this wouldn’t work for you, but I thought I’d throw it out there!

And stop feeling bad about wanting to share your day with so many people!  At the end of it, they’re not going to remeber what they ate, but they will remember how happy you guys were!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would do chicken but have servers inform people that there is a veggie selection as well.

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