(Closed) Just chxn? Not good enough. Beef? Expensive. Crustaceans? Ugh. FOOD DRAMA.

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Pork is similar to chicken? O.o How exactly is that similar? Both can be (and often are) overcooked to stringiness but they are totaly different in my eyes (and on my tongue ;))…

If I were you I would ask the vendor about the pork possibility – it should be cheaper than beef and much more palatable than chicken to “hardcore” meateaters.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

pork is not similar to chicken….. we are doing bbq pulled pork and bbq chicken, its going to be a southern wedding!! we are so excited…. ask about pork, its my favorite 🙂

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I LOVE chicken and HATE pork, so I don’t think they are similiar at all.  Chicken is really the only meat I eat, so  I am routinly disappointed at weddings that don’t have chicken.  But if you have to add something, go with the cheapest option!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

pOrk would be great if you feel you need to add something more. Not similar at all

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think chicken would be a great option for the reasons you mentioned and a vegetarian option would be welcomed by vegetarians and carnivores looking for a second option alike. I think expecting more from your host than a tasty filling meal is unreasonable, Unless your mother wants to pay the extra 3k, I would say you should do as you like.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My mom was the exact same way. There was no way she would allow us to not serve beef as an entree. I hate beef, Fiance doesn’t eat it much either. She says “the old people will want/expect beef.” It must be a generational thing. We ended up changing our menu to BBQ so we’re having BBQ chicken, ribs, and vegetarian black bean cakes. I don’t have any advice, I just sucked it up and let her do her thing as long as Fiance and I got entrees we wanted. But, in my case, my parents are paying so they have a say!

 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have heard that “it’s not a wedding unless you serve beef”

Seriously, this is crazy, I think your options will be fine and hearty.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Go with just chicken most everyone except maybe vegetarians love chicken.  If she wants beef they she can pay for it!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Could you maybe add a heavy soup? Or maybe a risotto? It wont be as expensive as beef, but will give you another option

Post # 12
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Wannabee

your guests are there to support you and your marriage. they are not there to eat at a five-star restaurant. if i had friend over at my house and served chicken, but they were sad because they wanted beef instead, i would find that pretty appalling.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Could you add an additional chicken entree?  Or another vegetarian one–I’ve had amazing vegan/vegetarian dishes that I could have sworn were better than the meat versions (heartier, too).  In my experience if the presentation is top notch, the food is warm (cold if is supposed to be), and the portions are decent, people will be happy no matter what.  Anything over that is just icing on the cake.  Another option is more or heartier sides.

People tend to think of chicken as the cheaper option because they have had cr***y chicken entrees.  A good caterer can make even the simplest cut of chicken amazing. 

Now, you (might) actually find pork a cheaper entree choice.  It is much cheaper in some parts of the South to serve pork than chicken, fish, or beef, for example; but, I generally find more people dislike pork entrees over chicken or beef ones.  Only fish is more controversial, in my experience.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

Are your parents helping pay for  your wedding? If they are, then I think you should consider their feelings especially if you say your mother never voices an opinion. If this is important to her and your dad, I think some respect should be given to their opinions and I understand their feelings.

If your parents are already helping to pay, then I think you should offer a beef option or whatever your parents want.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m in the same boat. 

Only it is my Fiance who is adament about serving the beef. 

Is there a way you could serve a duet? A small 4 oz portion of both with risotto? This is the way my venue suggested keeping costs down.

Your parents pretty much know the tone of events like this, and if your mom is that set in serving beef, there has to be a way to compromise and entertain the request. Can you cut back on flowers a little?

 

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