Post # 1
I have been a vegetarian for a number of years (just recently started eating meat) and I always appreciated seeing a vegetarian option on a response card! Recently my caterer told me not to list a vegetarian option because people will pick the stake and the vegetables – assuming they could get both if the initialed both!
How many of you listed a vegetarian option and got inappropriate responses back! What did you do?
Post # 3
You’re saying people will select two entrees? I don’t think that will happen, as long as you clearly differentiate the different selections. We will be including out vegetarian option on the response card like:
____ Filet Mignon
____ Stuffed Chicken Breast
____ Baked Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Caps
I think most people know to only select one. And if they mess up, you could call and confirm!
Post # 4
Yes, I should have included the wording initially, The draft I have is “Please initial your entree selection” and then I will have images of a cow, chicken and carrot….
Post # 5
@gailm: that was exactly what we did: little symbols of a carrot, fish, and cow– zero confusion out of over 200 people. your caterer sounds paranoid!
Post # 6
I sort of know who amongst my friends is a vegetarian and who isn’t and will perhaps ask the rest before sending the invites. Job done lol
Post # 7
If someone picks the cow and the carrot it’s safe to say they aren’t a vegetarian, so just write them down for the steak.
Post # 8
I guess I can see what your caterer is talking about. It is a little paranoid. 🙂
If you can’t do pictures, maybe if you worded abbie’s example like this?
____ Beef Entree: Filet Mignon
____ Chicken Entree: Stuffed Chicken Breast
____ Vegetarian Entree: Baked Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Caps
If the word “vegetarian” is on there somewhere, they’ll get it.
Post # 9
I would take what your caterer is saying with a grain of salt, I don’t think you’ll have too much trouble with your guests getting confused. 😉
Post # 10
I had 3 options on mine and nobody selected incorrectly!
Post # 11
@Over the Moon: Love your very practical answer and I totally agree!
Post # 12
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
There was absolutely no confusion with mine.
please indicate each guest’s entrée choice:
____ pistachio encrusted mahi mahi
____ hard carve rib eye
____ grilled veggie stack & calypso rice
I was surprised we had so many takers on the vegetarian (vegan, actually) entree. I thought it would be just me and my older brother (a vegan).