Two types of chicken entrees for dinner….

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

I’d just write out what each item is on the card.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t think it is weird…I just think guests should have options which are very different. Of course, if your family loves chicken then your choices make complete sense. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Personally I would be a bit annoyed to have the option of chicken or chicken but I get that you would rather serve two dishes that taste good than a subpar beef dish.  I usually don’t like to order the chicken when I am attending an event but you’re the host and I’m getting what is essentially a free meal so I wouldn’t dare complain about it.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@Jessicandee072514:  Big chicken fan here, wouldn’t bother me. Especially if the steak wasn’t that great…I know a lot of people who dislike fish/seafood including myself and my SO! 

You also have apps and sliders, so there is variety through out the night. Plus it is your wedding! 😉 so go for it.

As far as wording goes, I would just have boxes you check and have:

chicken with red sauce

chicken with butter sauce

vegetarian 

Of course you can word each dish more fancy, but you get what I am saying…

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Does the caterer have nice vegetarian options? Many people might prefer a really nice mushroom risotto or something along those lines, and that will also be more variety than chicken and chicken. Even if you don’t have any actual vegetarians.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

You just word it the way it is? Chicken with butter sauce or chicken with red sauce, or vegetarian whatever it is. The end

You only need to even list your menu if it’s a sit down.

Post # 10
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8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I wouldn’t mind either.. but chicken makes up most of my diet.

My fi would prefer red meat, but we’d totally understand if the beef options were meh.

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

Chicken Parmesan and Chicken a la King

(or whatever your two dishes are called)

 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Could you at least do a pasta dish? I’m a meat eater but sometimes I choose a pasta dish to have something lighter at a wedding, and I’ve known other meat eaters that do the same. Having 2 chicken dishes doesn’t feel like much of an option.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I would think its wierd but I wouldn’t complain. I’d assume the couple had their reasons. I would honestly assume it was a budget thing.  That would just be the first thing to cross my mind. But it wouldn’t be a big deal.

As far as how you should word it.  Just describe the dishes you chose.  No need for a fancy explanation or elaborate details. Chicken & butter sauce, Chicken & red sauce, or Pumpkin Risotto.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I think its strange and unappetizing, but I don’t eat chicken. At all. With that said, as long as there’s a vegetarian option.. I guess it is only 1 meal of someones life. 

Label it what it is… People will have their opinions either way, so do whats good for you and your FI and your budget. 

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My caterer is proposing FOUR different chicken preparations! I think that is a little overboard and was planning to drop it down to two. I see what people are saying about choices but I honestly hadn’t even considered what people would think about only serving chicken. There’s a couple choices so it’s not like they have no choice at all (which still to me would be fine).  Yes, this is a big event….yes, most weddings have more than one meat to choose from…but really? We’re dropping thousands of dollars to throw this party! At the risk of sounding like a snob or bridezilla – you get what I pick! Haha most dinner parties have one set meal, it’s not a chicken/beef/fish choice. While A LOT of people say food is the most important thing, I hold the opinion of – I’m feeding you!  There’s food and alcohol! Yay! LOL

 

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