(Closed) Entree Decisions with a catch!! please help!

posted 8 years ago in Food
  • poll: what option should we choose?
    serve all the guest chicken for $28 and save ourselves some money : (12 votes)
    39 %
    give guest two options for food and dont save anything for $33 per person. : (15 votes)
    48 %
    i should consider option 3 : (4 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    14495 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I would stick to your budget and go with the chicken.  It’s your wedding, and if someone wants to complain about not having a second option – do you really care?  The people that matter the most will just be thrilled to share this day with you.   If their main focus is a second option for food then they have bigger problems in their own lives so don’t even think twice about it.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1104 posts
    Bumble bee

    As long as you a) have a vegetarian option for those who need it and b) don’t mind if someone complains (but people will do this no matter what you decide!) then stick to your budget. If later on you have more $ you could always add a second option if you like.

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    18643 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I agree that you need to have the option of people having a vegetarian entree (even if you don’t have 2 entrees for everyone).  If it’s a good chicken dish, most people will be happy with it!

    Post # 7
    Member
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    If you are paying for it yourselves, you need to stick to your budget. Decide what you can reasonably spend and don’t go over that. Choices are nice but they’re not required, especially if you cannot afford that option. You don’t offer choices when you invite people to dinner in your home and everyone is fine then.

    Post # 8
    Member
    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee

    For me it would be worth the extra $250 for guests to have an option.  I’m sure everyone would enjoy the chicken and would be perfectly happy.. I just like giving people some choice, even if it’s limited.  But if it’s not in your budget then it’s not in your budget and that’s totally fine!

    Post # 9
    Member
    4001 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    If they can include a vegetarian option for the $28, which they really should do, then I’d go with that too.  There’s no shame in trying to save money! 

    Post # 10
    Member
    555 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I HATE chicken and I voted for you to choose the chicken option. I say stay within your budget. As a former event manager, here’s my question to you. Why are they giving you flat prices like that? Typically I would have asked my client to give me the number of veggie or chicken options they wanted (and by the way the veggie option should most definitely be CHEAPER than the chicken option) then charge by the meal. Like 5 chicken at $28 and 3 veggie at $22. Find out from your vendor why they are charging you flat rate prices like that for more than one option and are the other options a meat dish. I’d suggest finding out if there’s a way to include a Veg option for the $28 price.

    Post # 11
    Member
    179 posts
    Blushing bee

    I think you should give your guests the option. Guests WILL notice that they can only get one thing.

    The reason why I’m suggesting this is b/c I know a number of people who don’t like chicken and prefer another options. At most weddings I go to more than half of the people do not want chicken. Myself being a pescetarian, it would kind of suck to go to a wedding and just sit there and stare at everyone else eating during dinner. Last year alone I went to 7 weddings so I can most certainly attest to this. Give your guests a choice; they’ll be really grateful and it’s not worth the $250 in savings to take this away.

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