Post # 17
I don’t like ravioli. It’s one of the few pastas I don’t like. So, for me, I would have to go for one of the proteins. As my mother explained it to me, a lot of (particularly older) guests go to weddings to eat something they can’t eat at home. Anyone can boil water and throw a bag of pasta in. Most people may not have the means to eat a fancy steak dinner on a regular night.
Post # 18
- Wedding: November 2014 - Nazareth Hall
Thank you all for your advice. At our veune and for every other wedding I have been to, you have to pick what you want to eat beforehand with your selection being displayed on your placecard. From my understanding I get to pick one entree and if vegetarian meals are requested they will be provided to those needing them, any additional entree will cost more money and truthfully a headache for me making sure everyone gets what they ordered. I don’t mean to put people down, but I HATE buffets at weddings, I think it is way too casual.
Here are my reasonings for what I am thinking…
Serving beef at weddings has bothered me because I like my steak medium rare, any more and it is flavorless and obviously most people are not like me and like it cooked more and some like it cooked less- super complicated especially when youre serving 200+ people.
Chicken is served at every single wedding so its kind of boring to me but also a safe choice.
Pork (specifically the apple braised) I think would be DELICIOUS as I love fruit with anything and it would be different but I don’t know that all would feel the same way about it.
Pasta is generally a crowd pleaser and filling. It something that I would need to know how much is being served first and if it tastes good, but definitely still an option.
Thanks again ladies
Post # 19
I gotta say that serving pasta as a main course just doesn’t sound like a black tie wedding to me…and I would definitely offer people a choice even though it does cost more. I wouldn’t want to assume that my guests all like the one main dish I am going to serve so I think it’s just safer to have at least 2 for them to choose from. If I got a main dish that comprised mainly of mushrooms then I’d be going hungry as I cannot stand them 🙁
Most weddings I go to these days if there is a choice it is either alternate drop (although I understand that this is not common in the US – it’s very common here and generally if you don’t like what you got then you swap with your date) or you order on the night. We don’t preselect our main course option here for some reason.
Post # 20
@HC_IC721: the pork sounds best to me- I guess I’m in the minority!
Post # 21
@HC_IC721: Hm. Pasta sounds delicious to me! but my husband always gripes how it never fills him up. I’m pretty sure if all he got to eat was salad, pasta, and bread, we’d be sneaking out to get some food. lol
Post # 22
the ravioli sounds good, but i would be doubtful of a caterer’s ability to cook pasta well for a large group of people. out of the choices, i’d pick the chicken or beef.
Post # 23
The ravioli sounds AMAZING! But I’d ask them if there’s anything they suggest specifically–my venue reccommended salmon and potatoes, and my vegan aunt was so tempted by the smell that she ate meat for the first time in over a year!
Post # 24
@HC_IC721: Id say the pasta because it does sound yummy and just so all the other pp know, the pasta doesnt have mushrooms…. (for those who dont like it)… its one of the options! in saying that Id choose the sundried tomato, or spinach and swiss just because I do know people who thing they’re gross lol I love them
Veef is hard because everyone likes it diff and I cant eat meat thats too rare…which in most cases when I eat out and its pre-made it is… chicken is blah and always at weddings, pork is ok but if you have any mulitcultural people attending it couls be an issue….
I would do pasta and do some “meat” appies
Post # 25
I would probably pick the beef medallions. BUT, I really think it’s important to have more than one option :/
It may be more of a headache to have more, but having only one option will leave a lot of guests unhappy.
Post # 26
@HC_IC721: Can you do the option of pasta or beef, perhaps? That way, it at least gives everyone a choice, and you save a bit of money.
Something about just offering pasta doesn’t seem formal to me.
Post # 27
I’m not a vegetarian, but I chose the veggie option because none of the other three sounded good to me.
Post # 28
@HC_IC721: Absolutely I would be happy, because I just saw two people I care about get married and I was lucky enough to be invited to celebrate with them, and bonus that they’re feeding me. Let’s be real, it is one meal in your guests’ lives. I’ve never met a person who didn’t like ravioli but even if they didn’t, they can suck it up, have an extra slice of cake, and stop for a burger on their way home. My uber-carnivorous fiance ate a vegetarian Indian dinner without complaint at the last wedding we went to, he’d never even tried Indian food before and ok, he didn’t enjoy the food, but we didn’t go for a meal, we went for a wedding. You do what makes you happy hon, your guests will love it.
Post # 29
Can the ravioli be a side dish?
Would it be cheaper to have a fish instead of a pork option? I don’t see the point of two white meats.
Post # 30
- Wedding: November 2014 - Nazareth Hall
@BrandNewBride: Dumb as it sounds I didn’t think about asking the chef about what he recommends, good idea!
@mrscash: My Fiance does not like any type of fish at all. He was the one that suggested all the entrees on this poll, but we knew well in advance we wouldn’t be serving fish or he wouldn’t eat and I dont want an unhappy groom haha
I think the tasting is definitely going to decide what we pick. At most weddings I don’t get a choice of what I eat even if there are mushrooms or salmon (which I think are disgusting, personally) In light of that Fiance and I will be choosing what we eat and if people don’t like that, I will probably just shrug my shoulders. You come to a wedding to see people you love and care about get married, not for the free meal. I understand that you need to provide your guests with food and drinks but I am not going to stress myself or Fiance out on our wedding day making sure every single one of our guests are 100% happy with the food. If they are, that’s amazing and I will be eleated; but if it’s just okay to them what am I supposed to do? People that are planning on complaining will complain. If people know we are serving the bruschetta chicken and they don’t like tomatoes, they aren’t going to like the whole dish. We will try to pick a crowd pleaser and just hope for the best I guess.
Post # 31
@HC_IC721: Don’t worry too much about people having one option, everyone’s used to sit-down meals with a set option and hopefully, theyre not picky about salmon or mushrooms. I can eat just about anything (except lamb) as well as the quality is good, which should be the top priority.