(Closed) Is It Crazy to Have Chicken and Turkey as the Meal Options?

posted 8 years ago in Food
  • poll: Is it crazy to have chicken parmesan and roasted turkey be the two meal options?

    No - it is no extra cost to you and they are the best two entrees on the menu.

    Yes - you should pay the extra $300 for people to have the beef option even if it isn't that good.

    Other (explain)

  • Post # 47
    16 posts
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I went to a wedding recently and it had Chicken & Turkey.

    Nobody complained.  It was great.

    Post # 48
    1327 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Haven’t read all of the replys so this has probably been said.  While I would be fine with it, rather have to good options, some older guests may not.  For my own wedding parents are insisting not only on a beef option, but paying extra for the fancier beef.  They are paying though so that’s different.

    I would tell your parents that you do not want to pay extra for an inferior meal.  If they feel very strongly that there must be beef they could offer to contribute to the cost.

    Post # 49
    817 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    As long as there is a veggie option, which you have indicated there is, I would be totally fine with it. Chicken parm and roast turkey are both poultry but the dishes are different enough to give variety. :] And I would rather be given two of these options instead of having beef that is less than great when I order it! 

    Post # 50
    14027 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I would complain about the  beef and ask if I could have a second tasting, LOL!  Seriously, if those are the best options and prepared so differently, I see nothing wrong with the choice of  those two plus a vegetarian option.  You would be doing your guests a favor if the meat is only so-so.  People forget a lot of things, but when the food at an affair is mediocre, they seem to remember that forever.   

    Post # 51
    10354 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I would do a vegetarian option instead of two poultry options if beef cost that much more!

    Post # 52
    753 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I would go ahead with the chicken and turkey.  I’ve been to weddings where people had the traditional poultry and beef, and the beef is never as good.  Then, people complain that the beef is dry/overcooked/not flavorful etc.  It’s hard for a place to get beef right when there are so many guests being fed at once, so if it wasn’t that great to begin with, it definitely wont be great on your day.  Also, If someone is complaining that there is no beef, then they’re there for the wrong reasons.

    Post # 53
    7679 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I think it would be fine–just not Thanksgiving Weekend, lol.  Our anniversary.

    Post # 54
    1936 posts
    Buzzing bee

    at first I though chicke and turkey was strange, but then I read that the chicken is parm – an italian option and then the turkey is traditional… so i think it’s fine. It would be weird to have roast chick or roast turkey… but the 2 meals you have are completely different.

    Post # 55
    1041 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Can you just choose 1 dish?  I think offering chicken and turkey is a little strange.  However, I’ve been to weddings where everyone got chicken or everyone got a duet.  That was fine.

    Post # 56
    3099 posts
    Sugar bee

    @kkish3:  It’s totally fine!  Go for it!

    Post # 57
    718 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    wow how is this thread still happening

    Post # 58
    633 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Just pick one! Plus the veg. Call it a day.

    Post # 59
    244 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’ve posted before but I really hope that you DONT do have 2 poultry dishes as the choices.


    Post # 60
    4 posts

    As long as you have a vegetarian option, then I think just serve what you like. But please make sure for those that are vegetarians, they know they have an option. 🙂 I’ve eaten before a wedding before because I didn’t know there’d be an option and then there was, and I’ve just assumed there would be one and had nothing to eat at a wedding before.

    Post # 61
    893 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @kkish3:  If you love them it is perfectly fine!!!’ I went to a thanka giving inspired wedding and we all loved it

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