(Closed) How many entree choices is enough?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think so! We were mean and only offered chicken– but we only fed 49 people, so it didn’t seem like a big deal.

Typically people offer a beef and chicken, but seafood sounds interesting.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We are doing a combination plate – chicken marsala and stuffed beef tenderloin. So no choice for us! I think two is fine.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We did chicken cordon bleu, roast beef, and pasta primavera.  The roast beef is gluten free, and the pasta is meat free- so our guests with dietary restrictions would be able to have a meal choice that suits them.

If they’re going to charge extra to have a third choice, ask them if they might be able to accommodate a few vegetarians should the need arise.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Will they still make an accommodation for vegetariandon’t you don’t offer it as a choice? If so then I think you’re fine, but if not I think you will need to do one meat one veg option unless you are 100% positive you have no vegetarians on your list.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Two is usually sufficient. Would they charge extra if a vegetarian guest requests that option? 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

2. One plate will be surf and turf and the other will be vegetarian.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@nycsa:  Will you also be offering a vegetarian option? I’m not a vegetarian but I know a lot of people who are. I think chicken or seafood is plenty, but it won’t please everyone. Not sure if you have to please everyone though.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

If you have vegetarians/vegans they will be left without a choice.  If it is a buffet and you don’t want to pay for the third option then I would strongly recommend making one of the sides something that could double up as a vegetarian entree, like a mushroom risotto.  I’d also either seat the vegetarians so they could be allowed a chance at the buffet before everyone else has been served, as if you run out of their only hearty meal option, they don’t have the option of just trying something else.

Heavy apps doesn’t really make up for the lack of dinner entree choice because, even with full tummy, no one likes to sit with an empty plate and watch others enjoying a nice dinner.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Majority of our cocktail hour will be vegetarian/vegan, as will the shot glass taste on the table, and the salad. If I had it my way, in other words if I were footing the bill, the whole affair would be vegetarian.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

we’re having three – meat, chicken, fish  (and a vegetarian option)

I’m a vegetarian but I want my guests to be completely comfortable

   

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think 2 is fine, but should have a veggie option on hand in case you have a few in your crowd.

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We’re doing three – steak, chicken, vegetarian – but I think two is sufficient as long as you have an unlisted vegetarian option that can be used for any meat-free guests!

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