Do we need a veggie option for everyone?

posted 1 year ago in Food
Post # 16
1842 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Do they charge the same for all of the options? If not, the veggie one is bound to be cheaper, so why not include it as a standard option?

Since 2018 started, I’ve noticed a significant uptick of new vegans/vegetarians, as well as people just looking to cut back on meat. You can avoid any awkward situations of having guests be hungry and/or paying for wasted food by just adding it to the options. 3 options are already more than normal.

Edit: Just re-read and saw that you’re not sure if you get 3 real options. If they’re preparing a veggie option upon request, technically listing it on your RSVP is a way of determining the request for it. So I don’t think you’d be in the wrong to offer it to everyone. 

Post # 17
2811 posts
Sugar bee

Yup as PP’s have said it’s not unusual to do that so you’d be fine!

If you CAN offer all three though I would. I’m not a vegetarian anymore, but I don’t eat seafood or large amounts of meat so if I don’t know what the meal is I’ll just order vegetarian. I find that these days a lot of people prefer not to have such a strictly protein focused meal. 

Post # 18
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

We just had chicken or beef, and then we gave the venue (who did the catering) details of anyone with specific allergies / requirements to provide them something appropriate. I actually don’t even know what those people got, but dietary requirements are usually handled separately and don’t need to be an extra formal meal choice.

Post # 19
712 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2019

I think it depends on your guests. My family has a few vegetarians and older adults who won’t eat red meat so I would choose all three. But if you think most your guest are meat eaters then just offer the dietary allergy restrictions 

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