Post # 1
I was thinking of having salad,pasta then one choice dinner meal instead of 2 or 3. Like most weddings you choose lets say chiken , seafood or vegiterian. This is what i want : salad, pasta and then chiken franche with veggies and mashed potatoes . Do you think this is a bad idea for the guests not being able to choose?? I am on a very small budget, both of our parents are not paying for it its only me aND partner
Post # 3
I don’t think it’s a horrible idea if most of the people you know like chicken. If you wanted you could ask the venue about doing a split plate. One venue I looked at offered to do small portions of two entrees on each plate. The price would have been the average of the two entrees since it was half of each entree on the plate.
Post # 4
It’s not a bad idea as long as there are no vegetarians. Or would the pasta be enough for a vegetarian meal?
I think most people who eat meat like chicken.
Post # 5
I don’t think it’s necessarily bad. I do events through work, and most of the time places we work with will let you have a vegetarian option, or specific people’s meals to be altered for dietary restrictions at no additional cost though.
Post # 6
i think its totally fine! plus most places will do a vegetarian option anyway, and are generally open to special requests for guests’ dietary needs.
i also went almost with ALL chicken but then freaked bc i realized my fiance’s father only eats dark meat chicken, and it would be white meat, so i added a fish option. go figure he chose the chicken.
Post # 7
Why are they only giving you one option? I think if you can at least have two, like chicken and fish, it might be better for your guests. True, most people who dont eat red meat will eat chicken, but it’d be nice to have the option. What about vegetarians?
Post # 8
Honestly, your guests are going to see you and enjoy the day. I wouldn’t stress, 1 choice vs. 2. Pasta should be fine, just make it vegetarian-friendly.
Post # 9
@FloretteLiz: I agree. I think it is fine if you only have chicken. But ask if they can do a split plate. Instead of 4oz of chicken, get 2oz of both chicken and beef.
Post # 10
Also, make sure they are willing to prepare the pasta to be vegetarian. Sometimes venues/caterers don’t think of that.
Post # 11
I dont think its bad. We are doing something simalar. I didnt give the guests a choice on the reception card I just said dinner and dancing, six o clock in the evening at this location yadda yadda. That way they know that they will be fed!! But other than that pasta is the way to go if your on a tight budget. We wanted everyone that was invited there, but if we would have done plated dinners with three choices like some weddings we would have had to cut our guest list in more than half. I feel like I would rather feed my guests some good ole italian and have everyone that I love there instead of just half!! 🙂