(Closed) Ratio of beef to chicken/fish

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

Well all of our options cost the same so we didn’t really choose them based on price.  But in the end it broke down to this:

60 Beef

49 Fish

37 Chicken 

1 Vegetarian Pasta


Oddly enough for our rehearsal dinner the selections were totally different with fish being the most popular option by far, (I don’t have the exact numbers though)



Post # 4
602 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I was 66% beef over vegetarian and chicken choices.  Depending on your guests you might have a few disappointed people overing seafood / white meat only,  but obviously you should go with what you think will be best!  

Post # 5
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Beef Pot Roast – 179, Chicken Marsala- 123, Vegetarian Butternut Squash Ravioli- 19, Kids meals- 40. 

Chicken was a dollar less than beef, veg was three dollars less than beef, and kids’ meals were ten dollars less than beef.

I’d say that while I *love* seafood and would want the crabcake, it seems that beef or chicken would give everyone something to choose from.

Post # 6
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

38 beef, 43 chicken, 12 other which were 8 vegetarian, 2 vegan, 2 kids meals.

They were all basically the same price point, I think. Don’t know for sure.

Post # 8
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m super excited, we just started getting our rsvps back and have started our food count tally. We are doing lamb instead of beef because its our absolute favorite, and got a bit of flack for it from my mother, despite the fact that she probably wouldn’t order beef if that was an option. 

current count is:

Lamb: 24

Chicken: 11

Fish: 11

Veg: 0 


Post # 10
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We considered doing beef, fish and chicken (my parents who are paying wanted a red meat option), however, we vetoed the beef – so difficult to keep track once you add vegetarian and kids meals! Most people anticipate beef and chicken as options (less likely to encounter food allergies – there are more people then I would of realized that are allergic to fish and shell fish (if you were to go with Crab – our fish was stuffed with a shrimp, lobster and crab filling). Just something to keep in mind.



Post # 11
2702 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We had filet, chicken, and crab cakes.

Filet definitely had the most. I’d say about half. Then about 40% crab cake and the rest was chicken

Post # 12
2086 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

We only have 18 RSVPs right now, but I think it’s funny that only 4 have selected the beef and the rest are having wild salmon.

When I was grappling with the menu decision, some people onine insisted that no one would want fish and that I HAD to offer beef and chicken.  I’m a pescatarian and stuck with my instinct, so I feel validated already.  🙂

Post # 13
10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

If my choices were beef or crab cake, I’d choose beef since I don’t eat fish but I would have probably preferred to have a chicken entrée if that was an option.

We offered beef (NY strip) and chicken (chicken cordon bleu) as well as a vegetarian dish for those who would have preferred that. If I remember correctly, the numbers were pretty well split down the middle. No-one opted for the vegetarian dish (I didn’t think we had any vegetarians on our guest list but you never know), and I’d say it was probably 60/40 in favor of the beef at our reception. 

Post # 14
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We offered 3 options: Filet, salmon stuffed with crab or crabcakes. It was a Maryland wedding, we had to have a lot of crabs:)

Our total was: 68 filet, 33 crabcakes, 25 salmon and a few vegetarian. The beef eaters were mainly our friends.

Post # 15
1252 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We offered Filet, Chicken or Crabcakes.  Our totals were:  35% Filet , 15% Chicken, 50% Crabcakes.  In Baltimore, crabcakes ruled.

Post # 16
842 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Our current breakdown is:

Top Sirloin = 44

Chicken Marsala = 25

Vegetable Risotto = 12

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