(Closed) Dinner Options

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

From what I’ve seen, the more options you have the more it costs. I think it’s because they may need additional cooks to help them prep and cook the different foods. 

Post # 4
5479 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We didn’t have to pay extra to have the options, we just paid whatever the price per meal x how many meals.  We had a chicken, beef, and vegetarian option. 

Post # 6
2116 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My venue gave me a set price and then said to pick 3 options. They’ll also work with me to customize those options, but that might affect the set price.


For my venue, the plated meal option is LESS expensive than a buffet. 🙂


ETA: And by customize, I mean customize the option itself — not per person. So, like, one of the options is french toast with bacon. I’m considering asking for it to come with fruit instead of bacon in order to ensure 1 vegetarian option..

Post # 7
341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We had a set price and were able to pick two entrees.  Hopefully your venue will allow you to do this at no additional cost!

Post # 8
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

It depends on the venue. Our venue did not charge more for providing a choice but some other vendors in my area did. We just paid for however many filets, chickens, and pastas were ordered. And from experience, I will tell you if you put a nice cut of beegf as an option 90% of the guests will choose it!

Post # 9
11272 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i do know that some venues charge extra for more choices but mine didn’t.  they were very accommodating.  i could have as many choices as i wanted or needed with no extra charge.  to make it simple i just went with beef, chicken and veg.  (no one even chose the veg option).  the entire meal was gluten-free too so my guests did not have to worry.

Post # 10
12973 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Mine didn’t charge more.  Obviously the steak option cost more than the chicken, and you pay for X chicken meals and Y steak meals.  But other than that, there was no additional charge

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