Need help with menu and guest selections

posted 4 years ago in Food
  • poll: What should we let our guests choose?
    Just the entree (steak, chicken or pork) : (19 votes)
    35 %
    Appetizer (crab cakes or soup) and the entree : (6 votes)
    11 %
    Appetizer, entree and dessert (creme brulee or bread pudding) : (30 votes)
    55 %
    Entree and dessert : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    What is the restaurant expecting that you offer?  If they are used to making meals for everyone based on their unique choices off of a menu, it should be no problem to simply offer your guests a menu of all three courses, and have them order as if they were at a regular restaurant meal.

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @orchidaloha:  Oh, so it’s not like a normal restaurant at all.  I think you can offer your guests all three choices.  There aren’t that many of them.  Then everyone gets what he/she wants.

    Post # 7
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    926 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Guests would probably like to pick out their entire meal, then they don’t end up with something they won’t like.  My question is though – do you have to keep up with everything everyone choses?  If you have a lot of guests, that could get overwhelming.  Or maybe you have someone that could do it for you to save you the time and stress.

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee

    As a guest, I would prefer to choose all 3 courses. It will help prevent the awkwardness of being served something I can’t eat or dont like.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    you don’t have many guests so giving them the option of all 3 choices would be nice.  i’m sure your guests would appreciate it.

    Post # 11
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    As a guest I would love to pick out my options for all of those.  Since you have such a small number I think you should let them pick out all of them.  If it was over 50 people I’d say just have the appetizer and dessert set but since it is not…let them choose.

    Some people don’t like seafood but I’d be really sad if I found out I could have had crab cakes and got stuck with soup instead Smile

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I say go for all three if they can assure you they’ve done it before, and efficiently. I’m surprised because I think most catereres couldn’t handle that much variation, but if they can, go for it!

    Post # 14
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Our rehearsal dinner was somewhat similar. We let our guests choose.

    We had a selction of 3 apps available for all guests to dine on as everyone arrived at the rehearsal dinner. Sort of like a mini cocktail hour. Guests had menus at each seat and could choose between soup or salad, and then they had the option between 3 entrees (filet w/ mushrooms, parmesean chicken, seafood pasta), they also had a choice between a couple of desserts. 

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @orchidaloha:  I say all three.  We are also having the same type of reception as you with 28 guests.  We haven’t made our menu selection yet, but there will be a choice between two salads, three entrees, and two desserts.

    Post # 16
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    1503 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Mmm, if it were me I’d want all three. 

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