Post # 1
Fiance and I eat a lot of chicken, at home. I’ve never ordered it at a restaurant, because even with stuffings and sauces etc chicken =/= nice meal out.
Our caterer doesn’t have set options to choose from, she does have sample menus but will pretty much make whatever you want. It will most likely be a buffet, our wedding planner told us those usually work out better and the meal gets through faster that way (and with having to end the night at 10:30 because of sound laws, we don’t want to waste time!)
I would love to have grouper as a fish option, because I always look forward to having it whenever we are in Florida. Thinking of pumpkin or squash ravioli as a vegetarian option. We are thinking beef as the other main option, but given the other choices would people prefer chicken? Since it’s a destination wedding, not sure how many people will actually be coming but there is the potential for 2 or 3 known picky eaters (adults, not children)
Post # 3
I don’t think chicken is a requirement, it’s a standard menu choice, probably because it’s cheap. Doesn’t mean the guests just can’t wait to eat another piece of dried out wedding chicken 😉 I don’t! lol
Post # 4
@pixiecat: As long as you have something other than the fish, I think you’re fine. Adding beef is great for those people who don’t like fish but still have that “If there’s no meat it’s not a meal” mentality. I seriously doubt anyone will miss chicken.
And I’m like you- we can sometimes go two full weeks having only chicken entrees at home and it makes me crazy.
Post # 5
@pixiecat: I think the trouble with beef is that people like it cooked differently. I like mine cooked well done, and at weddings it always seems to be medium rare. I wouldn’t eat that. I think grouper is an interesting option, but I am not a seafood fan. Maybe I would try the veggie ravioli. Although, If it is a buffet. I could load up on sides- rice, potatoes, salad, bread, whatever…. 🙂 So your options are probably okay if you have sides. Plus it is just one night… 🙂
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@pixiecat: We served turkey instead of chicken and I didn’t hear any complaints. If your guests can’t pick between grouper, beef, and a vegetarian option, then they’ll just have to hit up McDonald’s when they leave. Those are plenty of options.
Post # 7
My parents purposely do not eat a lot of red meat. So, we needed that chicken option. We went the higher tier menu that had a better beef choice and a white meat chicken option. It all depends on how well you know your guests food preferences.
Post # 8
@pixiecat: we’re having beef, fish, and veg options. No chicken!
Post # 9
In my opinion I would be irked as a guest just because I dont eat red meat and I am not a fan of grouper (I know, what in the world is wrong with me?! lol) but also in my opinion go with what you are excited to eat. People are angry with us for not having a red meat option and vegetarian will be a plated entree as we have 2 vegetarians in the whole guest list. We are having Grilled lemon herb chicken, Stuffed pork loin, bacon whipped potatoes, Rice pilaf, garden veggies, and a tossed salad.
Post # 10
@pixiecat: Honestly, I think unless you want to poll everyone who is attending, you might as well flip a coin. There’s always a chance someone is going to fussy and displeased about some aspect of the meal, but what are you going to do?
I’ll be honest. I went to a destination wedding at a lovely resort, we had dinner on the beach after the wedding, they poured wine like it was going out of style and I drank like four glasses (and I am not a drinker.) I DO NOT remember what the meal was. I don’t even remember if there was salad or what. I only remember the cake because there are photos. So, my final recommendation is that you not stress about it, LOL!
Post # 11
As long as you have 3 options, I think you’re fine. If you have really picky eaters, you probably won’t make them totally happy no matter what. The benefit of the buffet is that people can try a little of everythin and load up on the thigs they know they like. I would totally skip the chicken if you’re not into it!