(Closed) Dinner option question

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
618 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I don’t think you need steak.  And I don’t think you’ll look cheap if you don’t have steak.  Chicken all the way!

I also think it’s a great idea to offer a choice between chicken and pasta…especially if the pasta is less expensive.  No one has to know that!  And even if only a handful of people pick it, it’ll end up saving you a few bucks.  Plus, I think people will “complain” less if they have an option to pick what they eat. 

Post # 4
1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Yeah, include the pasta. Sometimes even omnivores like pasta. I agree that the choice will help people not to feel limited. And hey, who complains about a free meal?

Post # 5
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would include the pasta as a choice.  I’m not the biggest fan of chicken and I would probably pick the pasta!  So you might save more money than you think :o)

Post # 6
388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’m a big fan of chicken, but I would still probably choose the pasta. I would definitely include that as an option. Otherwise, I don’t see anything wrong with not having a “red meat” option.

Post # 7
143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Don’t worry. I asked my caterer a similar question, and they’ve never had anyone complain of chicken-and-pasta-only dinners. And let’s face it: hungry guests will eat anything.

Post # 8
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

Having chicken has your main entree is perfectly fine!  There’s definitely no need to have another meat option.  I would agree with the other ladies and say you should include the pasta as a choice on your RSVP card.  But, if possible, I would be specifc about the type of pasta on the card (mushroom ravioli, etc).  Pasta is a pretty broad food category, so I think being specific would help!

Post # 9
6571 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i would definetly include chicken and pasta! my sister’s a vegitarian and i’m always jealous of her veggy meals, i’d love to have the option of getting the pasta too!

Post # 10
4485 posts
Honey bee

Serve whatever you can afford that you know the majority of your guests will eat. Pasta is inexpensive, filling and most people love it, however I do know some people who won’t touch it at all even if there is no other choice. Steak isn’t required by any means and I have been to lots of dinners where beef wasn’t an option since there were other things on the menu and everyone was happy with what they did get.

Post # 11
2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Definitely include the pasta! I only eat seafood, so in my case, I’m a meat-eater who would choose pasta.

And not NOT worry about only having chicken as your meat. As long as it tastes good, you shouldn’t worry about going crazy to serve an additional meat entree.

What you have sounds perfect for your wedding 🙂

Post # 12
2680 posts
Sugar bee

I think having chicken as the main entree is fine!  I would include pasta as well so the vegetarians can have it or people that do not like chicken.  Depending on the pasta, I might choose that as well.

Post # 13
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

You definitely don’t need steak or beef!  We’re doing fish and pork for our “meat” options, and a vegetarian pasta — all three are affordable!

Post # 14
7172 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Don’t think twice about not offering any meat!  It will be fine and people can just chill.  If anyone thinks it’s cheap of you – they can just stay home.  You are feeding a huge group of people, and people should be grateful!!

I’d definitely list the pasta.  I eat meat, but usually pick the vegetarian option for weddings.  

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