- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
In addition to a kids meal why not offer smaller portions of tge adult meal as a choice? And for the love of god don’t make it mandatory, give parents a choice.
This thread makes me so happy i didn’t have kids at my wedding, but if I decided to, I’d say that it’s perfectly acceptable for kids 10 and under to be given a kids’ meal, of 2 or 3 options. Newsflash for parents: your kid WILL survive without steak, lobster, or chicken marsala. If its that big of a deal, let them eat off your plate. It’s not about being a 2nd class citizen, and you really can’t properly compare children to the elderly. Not every kid eats like a bird, but the majority of youngsters DO and I’d be damned if I’m going to blow $120 on a plate that has 2 bites taken out of it because mommy feels entitled.
I think that MOST people will choose the kid’s meal for their child. And if they don’t, they must have a good reason for not doing so. You will likely only have a few kids who get the adult’s meal, at very most. Let the parents decide what their kids will eat, I really think that most if not all of them will chose the kid’s meal anyway.
In our invites, we added a slip of paper that said what the main meal would be (filet and chicken) and that vegetarian and children’s meals are available and to indicate if needed on the response card. It actually totally slipped our minds when we did the invites and we weren’t going to have it reprinted. We added it in all invites.
@LilRhodyGem: We have 6 kids in that awkard 10-13 age range. I just asked their parents to ask the kids what they wanted. 2 kids wanted the steak adult meal. 4 wanted the kids meal. That way I know i’m not paying for anything uncessary and everyones happy!
Our kids meal was chicken fingers and fries. A huge hit, except for the one parent that previously told me she wanted her child to have the filet mignon. LOL so ridic!
I think your wording is fine.
We’re giving anyone under 10 a kids meal (which will only be 1 or 2 kids both under 5 years, but we would do the same either way) and there is only one option. On our RSVP is a line to write in any food allergies or special diets, so even if little Timmy is a vegan our caterer can figure it out.
We had two kids at our wedding, my husband’s nephews…whom are picky children and would NOT have touched the adult meal with a ten foot pole…..so they got the kids meals which was chicken fingers and fries MADE at the club….they were not frozen ….
I personally would just give them chicken fingers and fries…the portions I had were huge for the boys….so they would not starve, plus they had sandwiches and veggies in the bridal party suite before the ceremony so they were not starving…..then there was the cupcakes and pizza at night….
Although one did start stealing my sister’s dessert (she has food issues, a LOT of them, and was way more of a pain than the kids)….she actually sat at the table and didn’t tell the server that she was the one at the table who had allergies and got given the wrong salad then got mad….of course the server corrected it right away….they had all the info, but you need to tell them too!
Anyways, yeah, I would just do the kids meals, and if people don’t like it then they can share their meal with their child….
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