(Closed) help me pick our menu!

posted 8 years ago in Food
  • poll: what should we serve? there's a vegetarian option (not in poll bc that one's in for sure!) :)
    choice of salmon or chicken : (48 votes)
    73 %
    choice of salmon or veal : (6 votes)
    9 %
    choice of veal or chicken : (10 votes)
    15 %
    just salmon : (0 votes)
    just chicken : (2 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    People don’t know about the choices you never give them πŸ™‚

    So stick with chicken or salmon and call it a day!

    Post # 4
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    Busy Beekeeper

    Stick with what you can afford.  Chicken and salmon options are just fine.  And, try to keep in mind, people aren’t attending your wedding for the food πŸ™‚

    Post # 5
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    This is what my mom always told me…..

    At the end of the day people are not going to be talking about what they ate… instead they’ll talk about how beautiful you were.. how happy ya’ll looked… so and so’s funny toast… and uncle so and so that really did that on the dance floor.

    I’d stick with Chicken and Fish and like @daydreamwanderer said call it a day πŸ˜‰

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’d be afraid that a lot of people would not like veal (the whole baby cow and treatment thing) – not that I would be objecting. I love me some baby cow. πŸ™‚

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I would ABSOLUTELY not just serve salmon. It happens to be my favorite, but a lot of people do not like it! I would say chicken and beef or chicken and salmon (I persaonlly don’t eat veal, a lot of people don’t eat that either)..

    Why are you letting your coordinator tell you what to do? If you want to give three options, then do it, and tell her it’s your decision, not hers. You hired her, not vice versa. 

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    As a side note, I do NOT agree that people won’t remember the food. They will only not remember it if it is typical wedding fare. If it is special, they will remember it. I ahve been to a couple of wedding where the food was unique and I will always remember that. If you need to save money somewhere, cut the cake out and do a dessert. I have been told by a wedding planner that most cake ends up in the trash and is a total waste of substantial portion of your budget.

    Post # 9
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I know this sounds nuts, but I’m not even a crazy peta liberal but I won’t eat veal. My Future Father-In-Law is so anti green things, goes hunting, and refuses to eat veal because of the cow treatment. So hey chicken and salmon is the more chic choice in my opinion and probably many more others that you wouldn’t realize.

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I think that veal is a REALLY horrible idea so I say go with the chicken and salmon.

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I agree with PP.  I personnally love veal, but A LOT of people will not eat it, and may really look down on you for serving it.  I love having a fish option, so I say definitely offer salmon, but lots of people just like their traditional chicken and don’t like fish, so I think chicken + salmon + vegetarian is the way to go.  Especially since a wedidng is about satisfying your guests, not serving the most exciting, gourmet menu you can.  Just – IMO – make sure that your chicken option is something interesting, not just your same old banquet chicken dish.  Good luck – sounds delicious by the way.  :o)

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    Chicken & salmon. Poor baby cow πŸ™

     

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I would serve anything but veal.  πŸ™   Could you serve some different kind of beef option instead?  πŸ™‚

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’m having a black tie optional menu and one of our options is chicken, so I totally disagree with the “I can’t believe I put on a tux for chicken” concern.  To me, the key is making sure it’s fantatic exciting chicken, not just over cooked dry mystery-herb roasted (not trying to hate, because I’ve had some fabulous herb roasted chicken, but I’ve also found that some of the most disspointing catered dinners I’ve seen have been totally dried out, covered in flavorless unidentified green specs, “herb roasted” chicken).  You can also make it exotic by dressing up the sides, which can make it feel more special.  For example, we’re doing a pomegranate laquered chicken, with a sweet onion polenta.  It is *fantastic* and I may end up ordering it over the filet myself!

    Also, everyone has they’re priorities, but add me to the “always remembers the food” column.  Of course it’s not why we go to weddings, but a large part of a reception is spent eating, so if the food was really fabulous or there was something creative and unusual, it makes an impression.

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