(Closed) OK to serve a seafood soup at the wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Food
  • poll: What should I do?
    Keep the shrimp bisque. You love it and if a few don't like it, they don't have to eat it. : (15 votes)
    47 %
    Change the shrimp bisque for a more generic starter. : (11 votes)
    34 %
    Keep the bisque because you love it but pay extra to add a generic starter as well. : (6 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I might be biased (I don’t like seafood, at all) but I think a generic starter would be more accommodating to your guests. It sounds like you are serving a lot of seafood with the appetizers so I’d try to offer a more generic option for the starter. Obviously you can’t please everyone but if you know at least 4 people off the top of your head that don’t like seafood, chances are there are more than you aren’t even aware on your guest list. If it were me, I’d just leave the soup. I wouldn’t complain, but I’d probably be hungry, especially since wedding food isn’t usually the best and sometimes all I eat is the salad.

    Post # 4
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    907 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Go with the shrimp bisque. You can’t please everyone. Personally, I hate generic soups like cream of broccoli. I would be thrilled with shrimp bisque.

    Post # 5
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    3601 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    I would become very sick at your wedding, because I am allergic to seafood.

    Post # 6
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    2114 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @helenberrycrunch: I am assuming if you are allergic you probably wouldn’t eat it 😉

     

    **I voted keep it , I love seafood & its true that you cant please everyone ..

    Post # 7
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    3601 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    @CanadianMermaid: assuming I was told, no, I would not. I would not be very happy just sitting there while everyone else got to eat, though.

    Post # 8
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    10851 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Keep the shrimp bisque but if you have any guests who are allergic or you know for a fact don’t like seafood ask the hotel if they could accomodate with a few salads instead? We had a gazpacho with a lobster salad in it (omg it was so good) and our caterer just did a few without the lobster part for guests with allergies, etc.

    Post # 9
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    3316 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Would your venue allow you to substitute a different soup for those guests who wanted it, without imposing an extra charge?  We did that at the reception right after our ceremony.  The first course was clam chowder, but they assures us that if any of our guests had religious/dietary reasons for wanting to avoid seafood, they could provide an alternative.

    Post # 10
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    3482 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I don’t know about your venue, but mine was really good about swapping out our course choices for alternatives for people with dietary restrictions, allergies, etc. I’d ask your venue if they do this, you might be able to swing a few bowls of a different soup or some side salads for free for the non-seafood eaters.

    That said, if the bisque is as amazing as you say, you may get some seafood converts anyway! My BIL is notorious for being a picky eater, but he ate everything that was put in front of him at our wedding and kept raving about it for days afterwards because it was just that good.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    @maggierose: don’t think we have any allergic guests though, luckily, so no one should be dying

    The vendor doesn’t have to know that 😉

    Post # 13
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    5921 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I agree with the other posters – keep the bisque and see if you can find a replacement salad or soup for those with allergies.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    It sounds delicious. But I am alover of seafood. I’ll eat almost any kind of seafood there is.

    However, I actually know more people who dislike it, than like it, believe it or not. So in your case, as a starter I would either add another option, or go with something more generic. Just because in my group of friends, and relatives, I wouldn’t want anyone to go hungry, or feel left out.

    Post # 15
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    2018 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I agree with PP who say to keep the shrimp bisque if you love it but to add a generic starter as an option.  Or if it’s more cost-effective, just scrap it and go for a safe option.  Maybe you could do little cups of bisque as an appetizer that way you don’t need so much of it and you can stlll incorporate it since it’s a local specialty.  That way only those who appeciate it will eat it and you won’t waste any on the haters (which includes me, unfortunately:)

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I vote keep it- it’s your day.  As a picky eater, I know going into events like weddings that I probably won’t like everything served, and that’s fine.  As long as there’s a non-seafood entree, and a delicious cake, they probably won’t go hungry.  

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