(Closed) Reception entrees – Beef, chicken and fish! Oh my!

posted 4 years ago in Reception
  • poll: What two proteins are most popular?

    Beef and chicken

    Chicken and fish

    Beef and fish

  • Post # 2
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

    In my circle it’s definitely Beef and Chicken. I know a lot of people who don’t like fish (who are missing out in my opinion!).

    Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    I think that chicken and beef are the safest options – meat eaters will pretty much happily eat one, if not both, of these options. Some people aren’t into seafood or have allergies.

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    I know for my side of the family, fish is a must but our menu has a chicken, beef and a fish option. I would say chicken and fish or beef and fish. 

    Post # 5
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    we did filet, crabcake, and vegetarian option for our wedding.

    the most recent wedding we’ve been invited to was beef or chicken, DH and i both picked beef.  i feel you can’t go wrong with that.  but sometimes chicken can be funny when sitting around waiting to be served.

    i personally don’t eat fish.

    but if you want most popular it is probably beef and chicken.

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

    Whatever tastes best! If the tasting has dry chicken, cut the chicken. If they use one of the stinkier fish, no fish. If its equally delicious beef and fish would be my personal preference but beef and chicken are probably safest for the majority. 

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee

    I love beef and will rarely eat anything but beef for my protein. My Fiance and I went to a wedding where they served filet mignon or sea bass. I had the filet mignon and Fiance had the sea bass. The sea bass was amazing and I would choose that over chicken on any given day! But to my understanding, sea bass is expensive and not for everyone. So I guess beef and chicken are the safest choices. But if done well, fish can be amazing as well!!!! If you can, try their dishes and see what tastes best. 

    Post # 8
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    Honey bee

    Really depends on how they are served, but beef and chicken are safest. I usually pick beef because i almost never cook it at home so it is a treat for me.  Lots of people dont like fish or only like certain kinds (my SO only eats fish like cod or walleye and won’t touch salmon, but i have a friend who only eats salmon or shellfish – no other type of fish).  Chicken is usually universally tolerable, though possibly a bit boring to some. 

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    Beef and chicken are probably the most universally-liked options, but a commonly-served fish like salmon would likely be a popular opinion as well! I’d do beef and fish or beef and chicken.

    If you have a tasting, I’d bring along one or two others who eat meat if possible, since you guys are vegetarians. Perhaps the others could provide insight into which meat options are prepared the best and are the tastiest!

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    Agree with others that beef and chicken are the “safe” choices. We offered filet mignon, chicken piccata, and vegetarian option for ours. I would have loved to do a fish instead of the chicken but felt like people can be picky about seafood so we went with chicken instead.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    We had options of beef, chicken, fish (salmon), and vegetarian.  Beef had the most requests followed by the salmon.  Chicken was not picked by many guests

    Post # 12
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    We are doing beef and fish, because I hate “wedding chicken” LOL.

    Post # 13
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    Honey bee

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    sdaer2017 :  I would pick fish and beef personally. But I think chicken and beef would be more popular options for most people. 

    Post # 14
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I would do beef and fish and pay additonal for the chicken since it’s the cheapest that’s what i did for my wedding… 

    Post # 15
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    Newbee

    cant you do a vegetarian option overall?

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