Post # 1
Over the weekend it hit me that my rehearsal dinner and wedding dinner might be too similar. I’m having my wedding at a golf/country club in October, where guests will be served filet mignon and either chicken or fish. A few months back, my Mother-In-Law and I booked the rehearsal dinner at a nice restaurant where there’s a preset menu for events. There’s a good chance some of the guests might be having fish or steak there as well. Is that OK? Will people think that’s weird, or will they simply be happy that they are getting free meals? Am I overthinking this?
Post # 2
You’re definitely overthinking this. I personally would eat steak every day for dinner if it wouldn’t affect my health. And if they have options for the rehearsal dinner, then they can either choose to have the same thing they’ll be having for dinner the next day, or switch it up.
Post # 3
I wouldn’t worry about it. I think your guests would be happy to get 2 free meals
Post # 4
I wouldn’t worry about the food; however, there are some people out there who are not fans of eating the same things multiple days. For me, I could care less. Pizza all weekend? OK!
For those attending the rehearsal, they will most likely remember what they’re getting at the wedding. If not, well… then they may be eating something twice if they gravitate towards a certain food.
May be too much to think about… but yeah, most people are just thrilled about a free meal. Plus, it will be something different at each place – even if it’s the same type of meal.
Post # 5
Yeah, overthinking. People don’t care too much if they eat a piece of chicken 2 nights in a row. Maybe they’ll mix it up if they go both ways and the preperation won’t be exactly the same. Maybe see if you can add a pasta to the prixe fixe menu of the RD- most places would be happy to do that becuase it’s cheap to serve. Very considerate of you to worry about this!
Post # 6
Thanks, everyone! Really appreciate your input. 🙂
Post # 7
In a perfect world there would be some variety between the two meals, but fish and filet mignon are both so basic that I don’t think anyone will think much of it. Are they two different varieties of fish and/or prepared differently? If so, I don’t even think there is much similarity. As for the filet, maybe you can vary the sides to mix it up a bit.