Post # 16
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
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
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
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