(Closed) Meals Mix Up! Weird or Fun?

posted 6 years ago in Food
  • poll: Should we serve every other plate a different meal?
    Yes that would be fun and I would switch with my partner if we wanted to! : (11 votes)
    21 %
    No it would be weird and I'd feel forced to eat something I might not like : (40 votes)
    77 %
    Something else... comment below :) : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    Haha I am used to the alternative meals because I am Australian. I didn’t know weddings had meal choices (aside from vegie/allergy) until I came on international wedding forums.

    If most of your guests are used to it I think go for it but if most are not then they may find it confusing not to be asked to select a meal choice on the invite.

    Post # 5
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    2143 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I’d be too shy to ask someone to switch. Also, what if 70% of people want 1 thing, so a bunch have to eat the one they don’t want? It wouldn’t be like a huge tragedy though.

    Post # 6
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    822 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I don’t know – I have never heard of this before but it could be fun!

    I would just be wary if you are having guests you know of who require a specific meal, vegetarian/allergies etc. 

    Maybe if they got a choice on the night before it was placed down in front of them – could that work?

    Then again, if all your FI’s friends and family know to expect it and you let your side know it could work out really well!

    Post # 7
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    554 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’m Aussie, so alternate drop is no big deal for me. And I’ve been at a wedding with alt drop, at a table of 10 where I only knew 1 person & not many others knew each other (we were like a riff-raff table LOL). It wasn’t a big deal to swap

    Post # 9
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    554 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @Future Mrs Armby:  well it was! My mum & I were invited to the wedding of a girl my age, our mums used to be best friends years ago but fell out and are only kinda awkward friends now. It was completely random & unexpected for us to be invited to wedding. It was a big Italian wedding, 90% brides family, so the rest of our table was other random pairs that didn’t fit with anyone else!

    Post # 10
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    8435 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    @mcgoo:  LOL I was single for sooooo long that I uswd to get stuck at the riff raff table as well because I would always elect not to bring a date if I got a plus one- but luckily I am vegie so I never had to ask anyone to switch meals!

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I always make Darling Husband order something different so we can share so this would be fine for us. I wouldn’t want to trade plates with someone random though, which would be my concern for the single guests.

    Post # 13
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    5547 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    It be sad to be the one stuck at the table where everyone but you likes their dish. Maybe if your family/friends are used to it then it be fine, but personally I would be confused.

    Post # 14
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    3978 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    That sounds fun. I’d totally be into that.

    Post # 15
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    907 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Yes do it! Last wedding I totally switched with my fiance and I purposefully choose a diff meal ahead of time so if we didn’t like one we could switch

    Post # 16
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    7902 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    @Future Mrs Armby:  You can mark an escort card instead of a placecard, so that you tell them what table, but not what seat.

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