Menu check in! Would you be happy?

posted 2 years ago in Food
  • poll: Does this menu sound good/would have enough to eat?
    Yes! Sounds good. : (98 votes)
    60 %
    No! Not for me. : (33 votes)
    20 %
    Eh. I'd make a couple : (33 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 61
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    1703 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    I would add pita bread and meat and vegetarian skewers to your menu to make it have another meal option. Otherwise it sounds delicious!!!

    Post # 62
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    2356 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I would leave your reception hungry. The menu is really light on protein.  I love salad but who wants to eat a pound of it?? 

    I also dislike eating pizza when I’m dressed up as it tends to be messy. 

    Post # 63
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    2704 posts
    Sugar bee

    I would be hungrier than a hostage. That said though, you’ve set out plenty of food and options. People should be able to find something to nibble on. I’ve been to plenty of weddings where the options weren’t quite what I’d have liked and you just eat when you leave…no biggie. You cannot please every palate. As long as there is SOMETHING to eat and I didn’t have to cook it, I’m a happy camper. It isn’t a restaurant.

    Post # 64
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    9555 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: City, State

    leilarobs2 :  I agree with you. 

    Even as a picky eater that won’t eat much of this menu I would just nibble on what I liked and then get something from a drive thru on the way home.

    Not a big deal.

    Post # 65
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    1183 posts
    Bumble bee

    You have “ideology” against pepperoni pizza? Sorry but I think you’re taking yourself too seriously here. Menu sounds yummy but not overly appealing to meat eaters and therefore imo include some meat on one of the pizzas for the sake of your guests comfort. 

    My cousin recently got married and her family are seventh generation beef graziers on a huge property (Australia) and they included hearty veg options on their menu for the comfort of any veg guests. I don’t see how this is any different. 

    I am very much of the view that guests comfort and enjoyment is important as a hostess. Your own personal style and taste doesn’t have to be jeopardised in providing this.

    Post # 66
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    2028 posts
    Buzzing bee

    sarahparkview :  because you’re assuming everyone likes everything. Just because you portioned 1.25lb of salad per person doesn’t mean people will actually eat it. I would take a scoop and my husband would probably pass. 

    That leaves the 3 slices of pizza, bread with butter, pita and hummus and chips/salsa. As much as I like a good carb, I can only eat so much bread. I’d eat 2 pieces of pizza and stop because that’s all the dairy/carbs I can handle at one time. I suppose there would be chips, salsa, pita etc in front of me, but I wouldn’t be hungry for more breads. Or pasta salad (carb/cheese combo).  

    Post # 68
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    839 posts
    Busy bee

    I think you need another main dish option besides pizza. I love the idea of grilled meat skewers as a PP mentioned. Goes perfect with the Mediterranean theme food. Other than, it all sounds good! 

    Post # 69
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    6262 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2015

    happyjuju :  This gets into the ethical debate that has happened on the bee a million times.  she is a vegetarian.  Assuming it’s not just because she feels like it, but rather because she has a problem with the meat industry, then it is disgusting that anyone would imply she absolutely must have meat at her own wedding.  I say that as a happy meat eater – I cannot and never will understand this thought process.  There are plenty of suggestions for other protein sources that she can incorporate and it won’t kill you or anyone else (barring of course that random bee with a highly unusual digestive disorder) not to eat meat for one meal.  No one should have to compromise their ethics because someone wants pepperoni.

    Post # 70
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    7934 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I would be fine with your food choices, but I would advertise it as “pizza and appetizers” or something like that to reflect the casual menu. To make it heartier overall, a lasagna (veggie or otherwise) could be a good option to add. 

    Post # 71
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    551 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    I’m Girlfriend so there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot I could eat.

    ETA: there are gluten free options but none of them are very filling

    Post # 72
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    536 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I’m a hella carnivore but I’d be happy! I think what you’re offering is a great selection and while I might eat more than normal without a main protein, I definitely wouldn’t leave hungry.

    Post # 73
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    1183 posts
    Bumble bee

     

    skunktastic :  I think “disgusting” is a very strong word to use. Aside from religious or medical reasons, where I’m from at least, people provide a range of foods for guests to eat regardless of what they may or may not think. If she absolutely cannot reconcile with doing this, then make a proper effort and get a decent vegetarian menu with real protein dishes. I think that’s fair enough, and being a good host. Guests going to drive through on the way home or eating when they get home as PPs have indicated?!  I’m mortified! That would embarrass me if I were the host xo

    Post # 74
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    175 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    I think your menu sounds amazing!  I would add a mushroom pizza and maybe a regular veggie pizza for a little added variety! I would also consider a white pizza!  My favorite vegetarian pizza is white sauce, with cheese, roasted peppers, garlic, mushrooms, spinach and basil! 

    Post # 75
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    175 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    happyjuju : Her morals are more important than a guests desire to eat meat. It’s one meal. If someone can’t skip meat for one meal, then they can stay home. 

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