(Closed) Reception Food

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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1856 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@alleycat1984:  I’m a firm believer that there is no reason to cater to ridiculous picky eating habits (ie, doesn’t eat vegetables). From a financial perspective though, it’s nuts. I expect adults to behave like adults and eat what they’re given, unless they have an allergy/intolerance/religious or ethical obligation… but I’m guessing your fiance’s friends aren’t going to go ahead and eat it.

Most caterers won’t give a child’s meal to a grown up. Have you considered a buffet or family style at all? I think if you don’t mind either of those and the cost is not astronomical, that might be the only solution.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Unfortunately when doing a plated dinner, you have to accept some people may not like what is served.  You either have to cut out all vegetables (not recommended) or deal with them not eating them.  I doubt they could get a kids meal anyway, since there’s usually an age restriction!

Post # 6
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5475 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I can see being accommodating where allergies are concerned, but I’m sorry- if you’re just picky and you go hungry, too damn bad.  It sucks to waste it, but I’m going to guess they are grown ups?  Well if they’re hungry they will eat it, and if they aren’t then they can wait until after the wedding is over and go to Burger King.

Post # 7
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1856 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@alleycat1984:  I wouldn’t pay $2000 extra either just because some people can’t handle eating normal food!

As frustrating as it is going to be to pay the price per head and know that they won’t eat things, it seems like the only choice. I would hope that they would be good guests and eat their meals, or at least give the veggie dishes to others at their table, and wouldn’t think twice about them being hungry, because that’s their issue if you’re providing a full normal meal that they are too picky to eat.

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