Post # 1
Hi bees! I am in need of some help!
I am wanting to start making our invitations, but in order to do so I need to decide on our catering options.
Should I go with one type of plated meal, everyone gets the same thing? It will be a sesame chicken that is to die for!)
Or spend the extra money and have the beef, chicken and fish options? If we do this we will have to have assigned seating and it will be a little more difficult to coordinate, especially for any last minute add ons.
What do you all think, and what is everyone doing?
Post # 3
I think that even though it’s more work and more costly, it’s important to give your guests choice in their meals. What happens if someone is allergic to the sesame chicken? What if someone is a vegetarian? What if someone just doesn’t like chicken? I just think that with so many dietary restrictions around it’s important to be flexible with meals.
Post # 4
If the budget is more important, go with that one choice then offer a vegetarian option if needed.
Post # 5
I agree with both pp. We’re having a choice between beef and fish… and also putting on the menu options online in case anyone is allergic to any of the ingredients. We’re also providing a vegetarian and kids meal option too! Maybe talk to your caterer and see what they’ll do! I know for ours, whether we offer one choice or two, the price is the same. Good luck!!
Post # 6
You definitely need at least two choices (meat/no meat… bare minimum). In my opinion, the dinner is a very important part of the wedding because it is an expression of appreciation to your guests (and also what keeps them going through several hours of ceremony and reception!). I do not eat red meat or pork and haven’t for several years. I would be violently ill if I tried, and if I didn’t try I would starve through your wedding. I wouldn’t be happy. Don’t skimp on the dinner, I’m sure there are other less significant ways to save on the budget.
Post # 7
We are having Chicken/Beef Duo with a Salmon option for our Vegetarian Guests.
I also recommend assigned seating as it is more comfortable for your guests who don’t know that many people. I have been to two weddings were there wasn’t any assigned seating and just felt uncomfortable. With Assigned seating you can base it on personalites. For example, I wouldn’t sit a whole table where everyone is quiet or shy as no one will talk throughout dinner. Mix up some personalites or sit people together that you feel will get along well. Good luck and congrats on your marriage!