(Closed) Reception Meal – Do we have to include a fish option?

posted 9 years ago in Food
  • poll: What entrees should we offer at the wedding reception dinner?
    Steak, Chicken, Turkey, and Vegetarian (what the bride and groom want) : (13 votes)
    48 %
    Steak, Chicken OR Turkey, Fish, and Vegetarian (what the parents hosting/paying want) : (14 votes)
    52 %
  • Post # 3
    349 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Hmm, since your parents are footing the bill, and they want the fish option, you should just give it to them. You’ll still get your chicken/turkey option, and everyone’s happy.

    For someone like me, who ONLY eats seafood (no red meats or chicken/turket, etc.), I always like the fish option 🙂  But it’s certainly not necessary (I’d be happy with a veggie option as well). But really, it comes down to your parents paying, so let them throw in the fish.

    Post # 4
    359 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I think the chicken and turkey are a little redundant. Is there a particular reason you don’t want the fish?

    Post # 5
    1428 posts
    Bumble bee

    I don’t think you have to include a fish option since you are offering a veggie dish. But either way your menu sounds good to me. I feel like you have something for everyone.

    Post # 6
    1246 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Go with the fish option if it’ll make your parents happy. Turkey and chicken both sound delicious, but I’m with Karma007 — two poultry options seem a little redundant. Also, there are some people out there who won’t eat poultry or red meat but will eat fish, so it kind of offers another semi-vegetarian option.

    Either way, though, it looks like it’ll be delicious and you’ll have lots of options. 🙂

    Post # 7
    86 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    I would go with your gut feeling (no pun intended!)  Depending on where you are located, I think the quality of the fish can change anyway.  I also don’t think fish holds up as well when produced on a large scale.  I also like the turkey option, very different than most weddings I have been to!

    Post # 8
    584 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I don’t think etiquette demands particular entrees… it’s a nice courtesy to give guests options, but I think the only way etiquette comes into play is that you need to accommodate dietary restrictions.

    That said, two poultry options seems redundant to me… are the preparations very different? If it were roast chicken and roast turkey, I’d say choose one and go with fish. If it were roast turkey and chicken piccata or something, then I’d say both would be ok.

    Post # 9
    1205 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I see this was three weeks ago – how did it turn out?

    You mentioned that you prefered the two poultry options, but you didn’t give us the details on what the dishes are. Would you include the specifics for your guests to choose from? Just mentioning the meat makes it sound similar, although that might not be the case. In the end, though, I’d not worry about this and just let my parents have their way if they’re paying.

    Post # 10
    2324 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    I’d just give your parents this one. You really don’t need two poultry options and a lot of people, such as myself, aren’t necessarily vegetarians, but prefer fish.

    Post # 11
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    I don’t think that fish is necessary with all the other options they have to choose from. At the same time, chicken and turkey are very similar so I would pick one or the other of those two and nix whichever you don’t go with.

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