(Closed) Um did I goof? No menu choices?

posted 10 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

i did surf and turf and also did not include a choice on my RSVP cards.  The only issue is now having to figure out who is vegetarian, which is easy for my friends and family because I know who is a vegetarian and who isnt, but will be harder figuring out for my FI’s side. 

Do what YOU like best, whether it be buffet or otherwise…if youre gonna do plated meal though, at this point, having the 2 entrees on one plate is probably the best, that way people definitely will have something they like on their plate. (rather than just picking steak or chicken or something for everyone).

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Do a surf and turf, this way you don’t really have to offer a pre-selected option.  Also make sure your caterer can have a few vegetarian meals on hand for those who strctly do not eat meat or seafood.

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Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

can you do something like russian service? it’s where the guest has an empty plate and the waiter comes around with a bunch of different kinds of food and asks what they want to eat (and puts it on the plate right in front of them). it’s like what they do at places like morton’s, but it’s cooked already. =)

otherwise i think a surf and turf with a silent veggie option is the way to go!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Do a surf and turf, this way you don’t really have to offer a pre-selected option.  Also, make sure your caterer can have a few vegetarian meals on hand for those who strctly do not eat meat or seafood.

If you’re concerned about the cost of surf and turf ask your caterer for options. Surf and turf does not have to be steak and lobster.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

ynichole is right!  Our "surf" is salmon, not lobster 🙂

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

Our surf was blackened mahi & our turf was chicken & roast beef.

We didn’t include options on our RSVP cards either— the caterer knew which were more popular than others.

🙂

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

Make sure as everyone above voiced that there are vegetarian options- me for cultural/religious reasons and now a lot of my friends suddenly have become veggie over the years or will only eat seafood but no chicken or no red meat etc. It sucks being a guest at a wedding and having nothing to eat. . .

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

FYI, the surf and turf option can also be called a dual-plate entree by some caterers, and they offer it with most entrees they carry – so you could do chicken and steak too. We planned to go this route from the beginning, just to avoid menu choices! I fourth (whatev) the silent veggie option too though!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

we’re doing family-style surf and turf, where there will be large plates of filet mignon, salmon, roasted veggies, and potatoes on the table and people serve themselves.  that way, they can choose what combination of items they want, and it’s a little less formal too.  good luck!

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

we did a dual entree of salmon and chicken. i had a vegetarian option as well for the few people who were, and then there was a meal for kids. other than that, no one had an option 🙂

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Usually for a dual entree (or surf and turf) each guest gets some of each selection.  So both steak and salmon, smaller portion of each than the full entree.

I am interested that your Future In-Laws "hate buffets."  Is that just on general principle?  We are doing a buffet; my sister did for her wedding as well, and her food was definately five-star quality.  Buffet food doesn’t have to be sad, lukewarm and dried-out you know.  If you have a good chef and good staff it can be quite fantastic.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

We are having stations, which is like a buffet but "fancier". There will be a fresh stirfry statin where they stirfry it for you, a filet mignon roast station, salad station, Ethnic station (pasta, periogies ect) and a dessert station.  I think that’s it.  The stations will be open for 2 hours and they will serve alcohol through all of it.

People say they love it.  I hope so, because we really aren’t having a "casual" wedding.  It’s not real fancy high class, but most people will be wearing suits, and nice dresses.  My only issue is that I don’t know if they will be plating for the bridal party, and I think we should be sitting at our head table for at least 20-30 minutes.  (You know, for things like people tapping thier glasses and we kiss, plus I don’t want to stand in line even short ones, as a bride) 

I’m sorry, I got off on a tanget.  It seems as though you have two options that don’t need to be listed on a RSVP card, so just pick either the surf & turf or buffet.  Those are both 2 good options.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

another vote for surf-n-turf with maybe a few for vegetarian

(dont worry you didnt goof – unlike yours truly who already paid for 400 invitations, then after fh got laid off and the church took longer for annulment etc, we had to move the wedding date… now i’ve got 400 gorgeous invites with the wrong date!  )

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