(Closed) Ok to serve only one meal option?

posted 10 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2007

We had a sit down dinner serving filet mignon only. It wasn’t a problem for anyone. There was also a veggie appetizer and salad as well. There was also a silent vegetarian option. It worked out very well.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Same here we are having Filet with one huge stuffed shrimp. We did not include anything about food options in our invites. Our caterer has vegeterian meals also in case someone does not eat meat. I think the one meal option is the a pretty popular trend.

Post # 5
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Wannabee

Scoobert-I don’t think there is anything wrong serving just one entree. For my wedding this summer, we are only serving salmon.  It’s a buffet so if anyone really can’t stand it, they will have plenty else to fill up on. Are the other courses substantial enough so that someone could be full of them?

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

What’s a silent vegetarian option?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

what would you do if someone didn’t like what you had chosen? even if everyone can eat pork, picking only one option basically assumes that everyone else will like it as much as you did. maybe you should choose a more standard, people-pleaser option like chicken or meat?

Post # 8
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Wannabee

Scoobert-I don’t think there is anything wrong serving just one entree. For my wedding this summer, we are only serving salmon.  It’s a buffet so if anyone really can’t stand it, they will have plenty else to fill up on. Are the other courses substantial enough so that someone could be full of them?

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’ve been to plenty of weddings where only one entree was served.  If you know that your guests will have no problems eating pork (or even better– if you know they ENOJY it), then by all means, stick to one entree option.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2008

We’re only doing a chicken entree, although there is a veggie option too. We went through the same thing, originally thinking we wanted buffet or stations, then realizing it actually was more expensive that way!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

be mindful of any religious restrictions that might keep somebody from eating pork, too. but if you’ve got plenty of sides and a vegetarian entree available as requested, too, then go for it. i’d have no problem with it as a guest.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

The "silent" option is a vegetarian option available upon request, but not advertised.  So a guest would have to actually ask if there is something different available to get it.  Most caterers will do that, and I think its a good idea – we are having a buffet, but the chef has the ability to do plated veggie entrees should that be necessary.  Oddly enough, while my friends call right away about all their relationship changes, many of them drift in and out of stages of vegetarianism…

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

We are having one entree and an option for vegetarians.  I wouldn’t worry about it.  Honestly, I think when people try to please EVERYONE then the food suffers.  That’s why most wedding food sucks…it can’t have too much spice, too much, sauce, can’t be this, can’t be that cause it’s trying to appeal to all palates and in the end it’s unappealing period. 

It’s kind of like how you know you are in a bad restaurant when there are 50 things on the menu and really good restaurants have 6 or 7 things only.  THis way the chef can devote attention to the dishes.  Fiance and I are foodies and having excellent food was really important to us. We chose our reception site b/c of the 5 star chef and you can only chose one dish.

Yes, there may be one or two people who are SO picky that they won’t want to eat the main course, but most people will eat what’s put in front of them even if they aren’t crazy about.  I don’t like seafood but I’ve eaten a lot of salmon b/c it was the only thing being served at a conferece…and I survived.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I do not see this as a problem at all. We plan to do the same thing. plated meal with one entree option. chicken.

 there will be salad and 3 sides on the plates as well a bread and butter. so if they dont want the chicken they should still have plenty to eat.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I think it’s fine. I’ve been to may wedding, both large with no bidget and simple small with tight budgetrs, where one plate was served and it was great.

Being on a tight budget myself I would opt for the plated selection to avoid sticker shock after the reception is over and Uncle Bob had 4 plates of just stuffing at $35 a pop! 

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