(Closed) Is it okay to just serve chicken (and a vegetarian option)

posted 5 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Is it okay to just have chicken?
    Yes : (32 votes)
    52 %
    Yes but you should put Chicken or Vegetarian on the RSVP Card : (26 votes)
    42 %
    No - you must give guests a choice : (4 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    9139 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    No need to put chicken or vegetarian on the RSVP card.  People will either get the meat option or the vegetarian option.  Unless the venue needs a headcount of orders prior to the wedding, there is no need to add this information to the RSVP card.

    Post # 4
    12247 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Definitely just do chicken (and veggie/gluten restrictions!) I think that would be great… Especially if it means your guests get an extra-long bar and a late-night table!

    Man, your wedding sounds AWESOME!

    Post # 5
    922 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Are you having a plated dinner?  If you are, you will need some way to denote what your guests chose.  You would need to include it on your RSVP card so you can give final counts to the caterer.  The cater is not going to be able to plan for enough of each kind.  If you are doing buffet or family style, no need to put a choice on the RSVP card.

    Post # 6
    7977 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    As long as there’s a veggie/allergen free option and one other option, it sounds good to me!

    Post # 7
    8695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Most caterers (in my area) lately do not need a count of who wants what so you dont need to put it on the RSVP cards. 

    Post # 8
    6110 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Well my aunt is allergic to poultry so if I was to only provide chicken and vegetarian option, she would be forced to eat no meat. I would feel bad. However, it isn’t common to know someone with a poultry allergy so you will probably be just fine.

    Post # 9
    3688 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think it depends on how the chicken is prepared too. I went to a wedding last year where there was no meal choice on the RSVP card, so we assumed it would be a buffet. Everyone received the same plate of food — chicken covered in bacon and mashed potato topped with bacon. Haha, I bet they were hoping that all of their guests would like bacon!

    Post # 13
    46607 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    People sometimes have unrealistic expectations of weddings. I attend many banquets for charities, business etc and we are NEVER offered a choice of entreee. You take what you get, unless you specifically contact them re allergies and other dietary restrictions.

    If your caterer requires numbers, I would put a line that says

    dietary restrictions______________

    You can then see what these are and decide whether or not you will accomodate.

    Certainly most of us would accomodate vegetarians, allergies etc, but you will also likely get other requests that are just plain demanding, like- only eat fillet of beef. You do not have to accomodate those requests.



    Post # 14
    1925 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    We only served salmon, chicken, and a vegetarian option at our wedding and people loved the food!  To be fair, my husband and I are vegetarian, so most people weren’t expecting a steak dinner at our reception!

    Post # 15
    1065 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Don’t put anything on the RSVP card. Why? Cause people can’t eat red meat for one night? Tons of people eat chicken. And it will kill no one to eat vegetarian one night. Of course it’s fine.


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