- 8 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
Just had the food tasting tonight, and I decided ahead of time that we would just do chicken for a few reasons:
-not everyone eats red meat
-chicken is harder to “screw up” on a big scale
-chicken is cheap
-chicken and vegetarian are the only options on our printed invites
My mother, however, is appalled that we would just serve chicken. Our guests would be shocked and disappointed and our family would “talk.” Now, bear in mind, my mother NEVER has an opinion on ANYTHING. But she seemed really distraught and vocalized this several times, that we should add something to the chicken, so it must be really important to her. My dad said the same thing.
Now, if we add beef, it would cost an extra $3,000. That is absolutely outrageous and I won’t do it. I suggested crab cakes or shrimp, but shrimp will be an appetizer and Polish people don’t eat crab really. Pork is too similar to chicken, right?
I know this is really trivial, and my opinion is that if the chicken isn’t good enough for the guests, go ef em, but this is weighing heavily on mom and I think it’s a cultural thing- Polish weddings are tons of food, booze, dancing, etc. She doesn’t want our guests to feel like they’re being gypped. And I know it’s my wedding and I should do what I want, and our guests should be happy that they’re getting a meal, open bar, and food, but Polish people do give hefty gifts and I do want to be considerate of them.
Anyone know of a good solution? Any foodies out there that know how we can “beef” up our chicken? (Pun intended :))