Post # 1
Okay so we are selecting our menu for our reception, and we are going to do a food tasting in a month, the problem I am having is that we are doing plated dinner, and many of my FI friends don’t eat vegetables, so they wouldn’t eat the soup, the salad, the vegetables or any meat that comes stuffed with vegetables and they don’t eat dessert, the fact that we are paying $40 a plate and several of his friends won’t eat it, like it makes me feel like i should get them a darn kids plate with chicken fingers and fries because I know they would eat that. What do I do for picky eaters? I know they will starve bc they won’t eat the meal and on the other hand I will be pissed I wasted $40 a plate for a bunch of people who won’t eat.
Post # 3
@alleycat1984: I’m a firm believer that there is no reason to cater to ridiculous picky eating habits (ie, doesn’t eat vegetables). From a financial perspective though, it’s nuts. I expect adults to behave like adults and eat what they’re given, unless they have an allergy/intolerance/religious or ethical obligation… but I’m guessing your fiance’s friends aren’t going to go ahead and eat it.
Most caterers won’t give a child’s meal to a grown up. Have you considered a buffet or family style at all? I think if you don’t mind either of those and the cost is not astronomical, that might be the only solution.
Post # 4
Unfortunately when doing a plated dinner, you have to accept some people may not like what is served. You either have to cut out all vegetables (not recommended) or deal with them not eating them. I doubt they could get a kids meal anyway, since there’s usually an age restriction!
Post # 5
It is hard because a buffet would be $10 more a person and we just can’t afford to pay 2000 more for this option, plated is just way cheaper.
Post # 6
I can see being accommodating where allergies are concerned, but I’m sorry- if you’re just picky and you go hungry, too damn bad. It sucks to waste it, but I’m going to guess they are grown ups? Well if they’re hungry they will eat it, and if they aren’t then they can wait until after the wedding is over and go to Burger King.
Post # 7
@alleycat1984: I wouldn’t pay $2000 extra either just because some people can’t handle eating normal food!
As frustrating as it is going to be to pay the price per head and know that they won’t eat things, it seems like the only choice. I would hope that they would be good guests and eat their meals, or at least give the veggie dishes to others at their table, and wouldn’t think twice about them being hungry, because that’s their issue if you’re providing a full normal meal that they are too picky to eat.