Post # 1
A) it’s rare you hear of anyone raving about the salad
b) It’s rare you here of anyone not saying the dressing sucked, it was too dressed, under dressed, the dressing was gross, the salad was limp, it was boring etc.
c) there will be vegetarian mains available – I would not be relying on salad for my veggies lol!
d) I can direct the salad course monies elsewhere
e) it is an evening wedding food to start 7-7.15 on a Friday – will people care if there is no salad or just want to get into dinner before the party starts, especially those who have worked all day?
f) I can have some greenery added to the mains plate in case people need to get their lettuce/spinach on that badly
Bees, give me your thoughts – do I let them eat salad? cake for sure, salad not so much!!
Post # 3
You don’t have to do anything but i will say that I LOVE salad with a
Post # 4
Skip the salad. You did a good job of talking yourself out of it.
Post # 5
Salads have always been a staple at weddings I’ve attended but it’s true that they’re often not that great. I’m picky when it comes to salad so unless it’s a pretty badass caesar, I probably won’t eat much of it. We served “salad bouquets” at our wedding which were yummy and displayed pretty cool so I was happy we had that course. If you don’t think your guests will miss it then don’t bother. However, it make take away a bit of the formality of your dinner, if that’s something that’s important to you.
Post # 6
I personally love salad but I would be fine if one was not served. I think if you feel the money can be allocated in other ways which would suit your needs better than by all means skip the salad.
Post # 7
I didn’t have a salad course at my wedding (I did have soup), but I didn’t have a typical wedding meal either.
I say skip it, I don’t think it’s a big deal not to have one. Add some greenery to the main dish instead.
Post # 8
Thanks ladies!! Fiance can’t have caesar which sucks (fish & seafood allergy) as I love it, but also I’ve never had one where the it was awesome at a wedding or any larger event with many many meals being served at the same time.
I love salad too, but I also think that having a ceremony @ 6, then a cocktail hour with apps then a dinner, getting rid of the salad course will speed things along before people want to go home after a long week. I want there to be quite a bit of dancing and socializing.
I think having some greens on the plate with the meal might work. I’m a pretty informal person (my Fiance shot down my idea of beer can can chickens 🙁 – I wanted them BBQ’d beer can chicken style with the little paper decorations you put on rack of lamb on their legs upside down and the legs raised can can dance style….this was in jest of course but whenIi get overwhelmed with this wedding stuff I still fantasize about how hilarious that would be to see the looks of horror 🙂 )
Post # 9
I might notice it was missing, but I wouldn’t miss it. 🙂
Post # 10
I can’t think of a single memorable salad from any wedding I’ve ever been to. Yeah, there’s usually one there, but if you skipped it I wouldn’t miss it.
Post # 11
I personally love salad,but usually ai get to a eat a few at weddings as other people don’t like it as much as me. The key is to have the dressing on the table and let people dress it themselves. It’s a minefield as most people don’t like at least me common salad veggie.
Post # 12
I recently hosted a charity banquet where we cut the salad to save costs. No one noticed, or if they did, not a single person mentioned to anyone on the planning committee. Considering we had a committee person at nearly every table in the room, they would have overheard anything discussed at that level. Not a peep.
Post # 13
Most of the time we all eat too much when we are out anyhow. You are having appis as your first course , so they can easily do without salad.
Post # 14
Where I’m from, no one serves a full meal at a wedding ao I’m not familiar with what other groups of folks would like or not. That said, if you really don’t want it, then skip it. No one will miss something that isn’t there.
Post # 15
Skip the salad. Take it from a woman who makes 270 of them at a time on any given weekend from march to november…. there are other things that money can be used for. Most of it gets thrown away any way, or people don’t think they are allowed to eat untill it untill the bride and groom are eating, and by then the mains are comming out.
skip the salad, the cooks will thank you.
Post # 16
And thank you all – So glad I started this thread – never thought about the staff not having to prepare it advantage, so thanks for that! Less distraction from the mains, less waste it sounds like in case I don’t have kerensa there ;)!
done and done, bees rock!