(Closed) Is this an outlandish idea?

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@allyfally:  We are having burgers as our food so I definitely don’t think it’s crazy. But we are also having a backyard reception so it also kind of fits with our overall reception. 

Post # 5
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1177 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If I’m understanding this question correctly… I do think it would be a little weird to ask your guests to, effectively, vote on your wedding menu. And think how bitter all the ones who vote for the losing side might be.

Anyway, fish fry all the way. The sides are way better, more people eat fish than red meat, and TARTAR SAUCE. 

Post # 6
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955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@allyfally:  just pick the menu yourself.

 

in my opinion, when you give people a vote and they lose sometimes they act like childish brats…

Post # 7
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1508 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Don’t let your guests vote. I know you’re trying to make people happy but I see doing that causing more problems then it’s worth.

 

 

 

Which menu would you prefer?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I vote for the fish! 😉

 

 

 

Post # 8
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793 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@geekspice:  I agree. And I would probably be confused if I were a guest. I would think I was choosing what I wanted, and then be confused when I got to the wedding and what I had “ordered” wasn’t an option.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

I think it would be too confusing and troublesome.

you can have us vote! I would vote burgers. I can’t do fish.

Post # 10
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2749 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@allyfally:  I think people will confuse giving a preference to actually making a choice, so if you go the route of putting the menues on the RSVP cards, make sure to word it very clearly. Otherwise folks are going to show up thinking they’ll have access to food that isn’t there! (Ha, or possibly I’m the confused one here and asking them IS giving them a choice…?) Also, with the brats and burgers menu, are veggie burgers a possibility or are there beans in the garden pasta salad? If not, that menu doesn’t have any non-meat entree potentials. At least with the fish fry, mac and cheese can be a main meal. Just a thought!

 

Honestly I’d just make a choice then run with it rather than asking all of the guests. If you decide on this caterer and you can’t make a firm decision, I’d poll your family and closest friends. No need to have the entire guest list as part of the discussion. 

 

The buffet menu looks solid imo. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Ohhhhh I get it! I think that could work, but you would inevitably have people who still want to go to both of the buffets. So I think if you went this route you would definitely have to have extras of everything! :]

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@allyfally:  Ohhhh then that changes things. Many RSVP cards ask the guests to choose a dish, so your situation wouldn’t really be that much different. Your RSVP card could be worded like this:

Your responses is kindly requested by Month Day, Year

M __________________________

____ Accepts  _____ Declines

Please initial one of the following choices for each guest

_____ Burgers or brats with garden pasta salad or potato salad

_____ Fried cod or catfish with coleslaw or macaroni and cheese


That’s just a quick and dirty version. I wouldn’t put the entire menu for each option but highlight the mains and two important sides especially if some people will be swayed by the sides. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think she means that she would order both menu’s in portportions based on guest preference – is that right? I think that could be fine. But it would be  much easier if you didn’t have to. Is there any way the caterer would let you just order both and pay per person for the combo?

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