Two Entree Choices – Is that enough?

posted 6 months ago in Food
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2020 - Summer Camp!

Do you know if the vendors have any dietary restrictions? I’d just be shocked if there were no vegetarians oo vegans at all, seeing as how common it is nowadays. But to answer your question, I think it’s probably fine in your case (since one of your options isn’t red meat). 

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: By the lake

I’m thinking of just two entrees for my wedding.  I’m thinking of chicken and pork.  It will just be our family of about 30 people.  Buffet style.  They are not going to be picky nor judge.  I want my wedding to be simple and not get too expensive.  We are probably going to skip the hors d’oeuvres and just get to the entree.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

I’m always surprised when someon ‘s crowd has no vegetarians – easily 1/3 of mine is n or vegetarian, with additional people who… for lack of a better phrase, are part time vegetarians. Like I know someone who eats vegetarian maybe 70% of the time but has the occasional piece of fish.  She only eats one type and I sent remember what it is.  Or other people who are consciously trying to eat less meat and eat vegetarian half the time.  

The part time vegetarians make it hard to plan, as its hard to decide if they will gravitate to the veggie options or not!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

You’ll probably be fine. Out of curiosity, what was the third option you’re wanting to cut?

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

I’d think you’d be fine, but maybe check with the caterer if they can prepare a special meal for any dietary restrictions. 

I only had 1 vegetarian at my wedding, and that was one of the vendors (bartender). None of my guests were. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

We did just two and it wasn’t an issue. We only had 3 vegetarians so we didn’t offer it as a choice but contacted those people to let them know we had them covered.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I gotta say, taking $1000 away from the guests’ food budget and giving it to an event manager really doesn’t sit well with me. While 2 choices on a buffet is probably fine, I’d go for 3 and skip the D.O.C., because the food is such a central part of the guests’ overall experience.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

justsomebee :  We did 2 options, Chicken and Pork. It worked out well for our croud! We did have 1 Vegan, and she became vegan right before the wedding, so she told us not to worry. There were vegan friendly items on the buffet and she ended up doing fine. I may get chastized for it, but it worked. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

No vegetarians, but what about pescetarians?

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

Horseradish :  My fiancé and I booked all our vendors ourselves and then were debating on whether to hire a DOC…finally we did and it’s been amazing! She made us plan for all the little details that I would not have even thought of, because I am not an event planner and have never done this before in my life! I’m pretty sure that the wedding would have not gone well at all without her. 

OP, If you’re certain you have no vegetarians, you’re probably fine. However it might be good to have a couple of backup plates ready just in case. I’m 90% vegetarian and don’t always notify people because it’s usually a standard option and I’ll eat fish if I have to, so I might be in a tough spot if there was no veg food. In a pinch I could make a meal out of sides but I’d be annoyed. 

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