(Closed) Email to those invited with kids (re: kid meals)

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Is this Email OK?
    Yes, email sounds good! : (30 votes)
    91 %
    No, I'd call. : (3 votes)
    9 %
    No, write THIS instead (see below) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    989 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Email sounds fine.  Gives them the option to switch, but the default is the children’s meal.  I don’t think there’s a better way to do it without potentially stepping on toes.

    Post # 5
    Member
    7904 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I think the email is fine, but if you don’t get a response within a few days, I think you should call.

    Post # 7
    Member
    1052 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars

    Most 12 year old boys I know would still prefer chicken fingers, even if they are getting older.  Heck, my Boyfriend or Best Friend would prefer chicken fingers some days… :O)

    Post # 9
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    11234 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Man, I’m not even giving anyone the option. If they’re bringing kids, the kids get the kid plate. Then again, all of the kids we’re inviting will be under 5 or under, except one (who will get her choice and probably choose chicken fingers).

    Post # 10
    Member
    860 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    personally, i would just automatically give them the kids meals. When there is such a huge price difference it would be an automatic for me…

    Post # 11
    Bee
    1433 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

    I wouldn’t give them the choice.  You’re being too nice, lol.  

    Post # 12
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    243 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    totally- that is very considerate and I am sure they will be pleased at your thoughfulness. Huge uproar at my friend’s wedding last year when her 17 year old cousin was served the kids meal… did i mention he is 6’10?

    Post # 13
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    3569 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I think that email sounds great. I don’t think you should listen to those saying don’t give option. One of my brothers and his wife don’t allow the kids to eat processed foods. Almost every option for kids are fries and chicken fingers. While my brother and wife wouldn’t want to be difficult,they much prefer their kids have a healthier option, so a kid sized portion of typical wedding food like chicken breast, steam veggies, and mash potates would be better in their minds.

    Post # 14
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    635 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Your email sounds fine. Only 3 families are affected for us, and we’re not having a ton of kids, so we also left it off the response card. 

    Just make sure you’re ok with kids under 12 ordering the adult meal before you give the option. We did offer the option, and I think it’s the right thing to do, but I’ve seen posts about brides being upset at a 9 year old wants prime rib.

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