Post # 1
Originally we were going to do chicken+salmon. However, I tasted the chicken dish at my reception place and I thought it was amazing. The salmon adds an extra $500 we’d rather spend on having an espresso/capuccino station for our guests, so we decided to just offer chicken. Our RSVP cards are already printed but the invites aren’t in the mail yet. Now I’m freaking out that only serving chicken is tacky or something. The wedding is in a very nice hotel that normally costs 3xs as much but because of the economy we were able to negotiate.
Would you think it was bad if you went to a wedding and they only served a chicken dish? (but the chicken was tasty and also there was a cocktail hour with appetizers, open bar with ‘mid-range liquors’, champagne toast, salad, and cake) …. am I freaking out over nothing, or should we add the salmon back in?
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
I probably wouldn’t even notice! Don’t worry about it!
Post # 4
I would think it was bad bc I’m a vegetarian and I don’t eat chicken 🙂 But if you’re 100% sure that 100% of your guests do eat chicken, I think you’re safe, especially since it sounds like it’s delicious!!!
Post # 5
Oh there’ll definitely be a vegetarian option, just not a “choice” that people choose (the vegs would just tell the server they were vegetarian, I’m also telling them there will be at least 2 vegs that I know of)
Post # 6
Don’t even worry about it.. and most people eat chicken.. I would maybe think you should have a vegitarian option for those who are poultry-free.
Post # 7
Sounds fine as long as vegetarians will be provided for. You might even want to mention to your veg guests ahead of time that you have planned for this, so they don’t worry about causing a hassle by asking the server.
Post # 8
I wouldn’t mind, but I like chicken. Good thinking you have a vegetarian meal, make sure the servers have a few extra on hand in case others just prefer not to have chicken (i know some people who don’t like “Banquet/Catering” chicken.
Post # 9
I don’t think anyone will mind, especially if it’s good! We didn’t offer an option but just preordered vegetarian options for our guests that we knew were vegetarians. It was absolutely fine.
Post # 10
I’ve been to seven weddings this year and none of them offered a choice. We just ate what was put in front of us and most of the other guests were satisfied with that. I don’t think anyone would complain, unless they’re a total diva. We’re not offering meal choices at our reception either, however we did indicate on the RSVP cards that they should let us know of any dietary restrictions so that we can have our caterer create specialized meals for them. Some of our guests have food allergies, and others have diabetes or are in low-sodium diets. My fiance and I will certainly acommodate these guests. But everyone else, they’ll just have to be OK with whatever we serve. You have nothing to worry about. I’m sure that your guests are coming to your wedding because they love you, not because they’re expecting a lavish meal. 🙂
Post # 11
We had a pork or vegetarian option but didn’t say anything about it on the rsvp cards. We knew who was vegetarian and a few people who I knew were picky eaters I asked what they wanted. I didn’t hear of any complaints nor did any of my family so I guess it worked out ok. You might want a vegetarian option though for those that don’t like chicken.
Post # 12
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with choosing the menu & not offering an additional option! I always feel like chicken 🙂
If you were to go to a restaurant for dinner with 30 people, they’d give you a set menu! Everyone would eat what was put in front of them & they wouldn’t think twice!
Think of what you can buy with that $500! Woo hoo!
Post # 13
I think, as long as the guests who don’t eat meat are able to have a vegetarian meal, you’re set! Saving $500 is a big deal! And, I agree with everyone– chicken is such a favored option anyway, i’m sure it will go over well 🙂
Post # 14
not at all! i went to a wedding with only a chicken option and no one missed a thing! so i say go ahead with it and use that $500 for something else
Post # 15
We’re doing the same thing – everyone gets chicken, and then there will be vegetarian options for those that are vegetarians.
Post # 16
As long as there’s a veg option I think it’s fine to offer only chicken. It’s a very standard dish that most people eat (unlike duck, for example). One thing you could consider is to make sure the kitchen can cater to more than 2 vegetarians just in case someone isn’t happy with chicken. That way the “no chicken guest” can opt into another meal, even if it is meatless.