(Closed) chicken or beef??

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I know a lot of people that don’t eat steak so I could never do this. Perhaps you could see if your venue offers a vegetarian option like a pasta so that if anyone (vegetarian or not) doesn’t want steak, they can have the vegetarian option if you don’t want to offer chicken or beef.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Typically all the weddings I have been to have either had on my escort card a B or C or F for beef, chciken or fish so the servers know what I ordered or they ask the guests again at the wedding. Although it might be somewhat different, most people will pick the same thing again and those headcounts were just for the venue to get an estimate.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would definitely let them choose between chicken or beef. Some people don’t eat red meat while others may not like chicken. I think to assure all of your guests are happy, you should offer the options. Then again, it’s your wedding so do what you want to do.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I was actually having the same debate and until I read this post I was pretty set on giving my guests chicken….now I feel like I have to give them a choice which definitely ups the price and makes everything a little more complicated….ohh well.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have a somewhat similar dilemma…..our caterer said its cheaper to have a duo entree, that is a plate that has both beef and chicken on it, vs going with either/or. Would having beef and chicken on the same plate be weird to you? The caterer said that people would also have the option of double beef or double chicken if they don’t want them both. (also includes veggie option)

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

if the restaurant is known for steak, i would give the choice of steak or veggie. if people don’t eat red meat they can have the veggie option. you definitely need a veggie option, but 2 options are definitely enough.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

i offered beef or fish.

but for me it was a process of elimination: uncle and aunt only eat fish (vegetarian otherwise), my grandmother doesn’t eat fish or poultry and my cousin doesn’t eat pork. unfortunately i’ve had two adults order the child’s chicken tenders, so i think i may have a couple folks who don’t eat fish or beef. 🙁 so hard to please everyone!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I agree that a beef and vegetarian option are fine.  I hate beef, and had several guests who either could not eat beef (hindu) or were vegetarian.  I don’t think you need to add another meat option if you don’t want to!

icelara, I have been to numerous weddings with a duo, most people absolutely love it.  I usually just eat the chicken and give the beef to my husband or another friend at the table!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Letting them choose is better for the guests, but as for the bride it is a pain in the ass. By the time the guests get to the reception they have forgotten the meal they chose 4 months ago and end up wanting the other entrée. It’s HELL. Just know when you let them choose, you need to constantly remind them of the entrée they chose. Put it on their place card, and make sure there is no confusion. 

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