(Closed) HELP!? Salad or no salad?!

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think you are fine. I thought about cutting the salad too (for the sake of time, like you) but honestly we could of left it out since we had apps plus the main entrees and dessert.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Is there a vegetarian option for the main dish? I would keep the salad if the only vegetarian option is to load up on cheese and sides. If there is a veg option, then I’d say go ahead and cut the salad.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I don’t think anyone will miss the salad course (at least I wouldn’t). Particularly since you’re serving 2 vegetables with dinner. I’m assuming this is plated service?

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it depends on the formality of the wedding.  If it’s a formal wedding, cutting out a salad course is weird.  If it’s less formal, then I think you’d be fine!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would think it was a little weird if I sat down and was immediately served my entree.  I am used to having something come before, like a salad or app of some kind.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

I’d rather dance than eat salad any day! 🙂

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

20 minutes is very little time in the grand scheme of the event… I’d keep the salad for the vegetarians and picky eaters

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Skipping it is fine.  One of my least favorite things about plated dinners at weddings is that it takes forever to complete the meal.  

I like to linger over a nice dinner on a date with my husband, but at weddings, I don’t want to be rooted to my seat for that long.  I want to dance!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

If it was late enough and I was expecting dinner, I would definitely appreciate the dinner coming out faster. It would be different, but I don’t know if I would find it “weird”. I don’t know if it would make it less formal either. I’m really torn myself, as our dinner would be starting at 9.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had a thread about the same thing a few weeks ago. We’ve decided it may appear on the plate with the mains, but definitely will not get it’s own course!

Post # 13
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Busy bee

I would keep the salad course

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

You could also ask your caterer if you could do a “seat to salad” option. That is when the salad is sitting a the table when your guests go in to find their seat. That way they can eat it and have it cleared very fast. The servers won’t have to weave around guests to serve. I have noticed this as a trend in the last few weddings I’ve been to. Personally, I love it—because it speeds up dinner and gives guests more time on the dance floor! 

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