Post # 1
We just got a price estimate from our venue for a custom menu I had made up. It’s an excellent price, but the menu is missing a chicken dish. What we would have is a mix of stations and buffet, serving:
– Pasta bar with guests’ choice of marinara or alfredo, specially sauteed with chicken, shrimp, artichoke hearts, tomato, pesto, garlic, corn, peas, roasted red pepper, mushrooms or parmasan cheese (SO excited for this!)
– Carving station with prime rib
– One starch (roasted potatoes, i think)
– One vegetable (asparagus, I think)
– Casear salad
– Caprese salad
– Garlic bread
I’m concerned about a lack of chicken, but I can’t imagine there are too many people out there who don’t like pasta OR prime rib. Adding a chicken dish would up the price by 7 dollars per person, and we could add in two passed hors d’ouerves during the cocktail hour for that price. (hors d’ouerves are my favorite part of a wedding, seriously considering have a cocktail reception … but the reception is not really for me, it’s for my guests!)
So what do you think?
Post # 3
I think that is more than enough food to choose from! I wouldn’t worry about the lack of chicken as an entree…we are probably doing a plated dinner so what they get is what they get! Your menu gives plenty of choices and should satisfy anyone’s tastes…plus from what you said, you have chicken as an option for the pasta. Sound DELICIOUS to me!
Post # 4
If you’re offering chicken as a mix in with pasta, I think you’re more than covered! If a guest really really wants just chicken, I’m sure they can go to the pasta station and just get the chicken from there without the noodles. Sounds tasty!
Post # 5
I think your menu is AWESOME! And there is no need to add another chicken dish! If people want the chicken they can have it in their own personalized pasta dish!
Can I come – your food sounds AMAZING!
Post # 6
Thanks, guys! I’m SO psyched about this! It was a custom menu and it still came in at being super affordable!
Post # 7
I think this is a great menu. I also wanted to do a bunch of hors d’ouerves, but like you, I needed to put my guests first. You have chicken in the pasta dish and a bunch of other stuff too, so you should be okay. Congratulations on getting one more thing done 🙂
Post # 8
I think you are fine since you are offering chicken with the pasta. Save the money and put it towards your honeymoon!!
Post # 9
Given the meat and shrimp choices on the pasta bar, I’d say it’s fine to skip the chicken dish. I’d be psyched to attend a wedding with this dinner menu!
Post # 10
Ok, I am the odd duck out…..I love what you have listed (pasta bar…YUM) But as a guest I would definitely be looking for another option. Now, would I care that there wasn’t one? Maybe, maybe not…but I would definitely think it was odd that there was only prime rib or pasta.
But, I think I may be weird because when I go to weddings I like to see obscene amounts food…it seems more celebratory to me or something (? lol).
Anyways, I would definitely include a salmon dish to this menu.
Post # 11
- Wedding: April 2010 - Marie Gabrielle, Dallas
I think you’re totally fine, especially with passed hors d’ouerves too.
Post # 12
@VirginiaMarie: I totally agree on loving seeing copious amounts of food! But that’s because I love to eat … unfortunately, my budget doesn’t have the same desires as my stomach!
Post # 13
I love the menu! Anybody who doesn’t like prime rib, will most likely like pasta so I think you are good! 🙂
Post # 14
Oh, I understand…I think lots of people will be more than satisfied with the particularly the pasta bar….endless possibilities!
Post # 15
Lots of menus skip chicken and it’s perfectly ok. What you have listed sounds great as is.
Post # 16
As long as you had the Pasta bar I’d be fine! I don’t eat prime rib, but I’d definitely pig out on the pasta. 🙂 And that does have chicken as an option so that is a plus.