Post # 1
we have almost finalized our dinner menu. We have the options of 2 entrees- the only problem is that we aren’t getting seafood because no one in our family eats it (plus we don’t want our room to smell fishy all night) and we tasted the steak options and hated both.. And we will not have gross steak at our wedding – my fiance is a self-acclaimed steak connoisseur, mind you!
we have to pick two entree options and we decided on two different styles of chicken dishes. They are delicious but different from each other so if someone is looking for a red sauce, they can pick one or if they want a butter sauce, they can pick the other. There is also a vegetarian option for those that request it.
i just need help with how to write this on the RSVP cards, since it’s not the traditional beef/steak/fish options.
help! Also looking for an opinion from a guests stand point if this is weird…
Thank you Bees! 🙂
Post # 3
I’d just write out what each item is on the card.
Post # 4
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
- 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 # 6
Let me also add that the steak is extra per person, so it will take us over budget. And if we did decide on a fish, that is also extra per person.
i know food is one of the most important things at a wedding, so I want our guests to enjoy the food they are eating.
We have walking appetizers during cocktail hour (which are not anything chicken! Hah) and we also have a midnight snack of a slider bar.
Post # 7
@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
Of course you can word each dish more fancy, but you get what I am saying…
Post # 8
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
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
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
Chicken Parmesan and Chicken a la King
(or whatever your two dishes are called)
Post # 12
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
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
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 # 15
@SincerelyShe: it’s a plated dinner. There aren’t any pasta dishes. we have to choose 2 entrees from- chicken, beef or fish. I will list the eggplant parmesan for the vegetarian option, so people won’t feel it’s weird or “unappetizing”….
I’ve asked our closest family members and they don’t mind at all – either of the chicken dishes sounded delicious to them! So that is what’s most important and my fiancé is getting one chicken, and I’m getting the other- we like to share our food. So we’ll be happy!
Thank you all for the help!
Post # 16
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