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

posted 7 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 # 62
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I voted other – I would just go with the chicken and veg option.

    Post # 63
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

    At first I thought it seemed weird… but honestly it’s your wedding and your budget so do what you can afford.  Everyone else should be happy to celebrate with you, not critiquing the food.  Beef is usually pretty dry and bland at weddings, so if you thought it tasted better go with your gut!  I actually know a bride that only gave 1 option at her wedding: chicken marsala.  It was one of the cheaper options the venue had and she basically said “if they don’t like it screw ’em”  I don’t know if I would have that same attitude since I have so many vegetarian and vegan friends… but since you have a veggie option I would say “if they don’t like it, then they can choose veggie.”  The only thing is I also know several people that WON’T eat poultry because they are terrified of birds (weird I know, but I can think of 5 people off the top of my head that I know that won’t touch chicken or turkey).

    Post # 64
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Pick what you like! 🙂 If you know it’s amazing, people will thing ” Oh wow, that’s a change up, and it’s SO YUMMY ” or something to that affect. lol

    Post # 65
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

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    @Ms_Purple  my aunt did that at a greek restraunt…I have always operated under the assumtion it was a greek thing.  Was very delicious….then again we are a very close family and happily sampled off of eachother.

    Post # 66
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

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    @I_Do_The_Dew  Thats different enough with the vegeterian option.  How big is your party?  50? 100? 200?

    If smaller, then what if only 6 people choose beef?  then you paid a $50 charge each for them to get it.

    Post # 67
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I like that you have a veg option in there.  The chicken and turkey options seem different enough…

    We just attended a wedding with carving stations:  roasted turkey and roast beef.  The beef was SO rare, not many people wanted to touch it.  Honestly, I think they would have been better off with the turkey and another option…

    Go with your gut…don’t pay extra for the beef if you don’t think it’s going to be very good.

    Post # 68
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I haven’t eatten pork or beef in over 10 years. In that time I have learned that chicken and turkey do NOT taste the same.  Yes, it may sound a little repeative but they are prepared so differenly, that I think you should just keep the bird options and nick the beef. Seriously, if they could not make a small portion taste good, imagine in bulk? I would NOT pay extra for something mediocre or bland. Save your money, save the guest being grossed out and have 2 great meat options.

    Post # 69
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    @kkish3  As someone who works with large groups planning meals fairly regularly, I would urge you to consider that poultry allergies are a pretty prevalent for many folks. If this isn’t a concern then go for what you want and tradition be damned :)! 

    Post # 70
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I am doing a chiken, chicken pasta, and salmon for my reception. The beef was too expensive and I did not like the way the beef dishes were made. I am paying, so I make the decisions. Is your dad going to pay the extra money so you can keep up with a silly tradition? I know for a fact most people coming don’t even eat beef. Do what you want…

    Post # 71
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    Worker bee

    it sucks they don’t offer seafood. The beef at our venue wasn’t good either especially for the extra cost. Was that the beef itself that wasn’t good or just seasoning? You can always ask for different source.

    Post # 72
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I don’t see anything wrong with it, and you shouldn’t explain your decision either. It’s your wedding and you are choosing based on what you enjoyed from the menu. As long as there’s a vegetarian choice provided, nobody should complain. (and honestly, if they do, it’s their own problem!)

    Save those $300 on something that you and your Fiance can enjoy!

    Post # 73
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Deep fried turkey??tht would be amazing and don’t worry it’s your wedding if ur saving money hey every little bit counts.

    Post # 74
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    Newbee

    Honestly, I think the chicken and turkey are just fine. People for one like their beef cooked differently and I know at the weddings ive gone to, how your meet is cooked isnt an option, and my boyfriend wont eat beef unless its rare. Some are opposite, they wont eat it unless its well done. Would you rather pay the $300 for th beef, and then have guests recieve it and be unhappy? Especially considering you said it wasnt too great? The chicken and turkey are prepared so differently, its not like youre offering stuffed chicken or stuffed turkey. 

    Plus, if it makes you feel any better, Id take chicken or turkey any day lol. I just went to a wedding recently that had no other options aside from (drumm roll…) pulled pork. I ate nothing but my sides that evening.  

    Post # 75
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I put pther because I was concerned about a vegetarian option, but now that I realize there is that option as well I see no issue with the chicken or turkey as other options. It’s your wedding, do what you want.

    Post # 76
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

    I’m personally planning on a chicken dish, a vegetatian dish and then either a fish or kid-friendly homestyle dish.  I don’t plan on doing beef either.

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