Post # 1
I’m meeting with my venue this week and having a tasting, yay! My venue has changed their menu options and I’ve noticed, we get a chicken option and a dual plated option for our plated dinner and now I’m worried that I don’t see a vegetarian option. I know I’m definitely going to need a vegetarian option for a few people, do venues automatically have one? How does this work?
I don’t want the vegetarians to end up with a bad meal, I originally wanted to do a meat and a pasta but that isn’t listed anymore. How did this work for you?
Post # 3
We don’t have one listed but our venue is doing one at no extra cost. My incredibly unhelpful mom who went to the tasting for us and was supposed to ask what it was (in addition to the childrens plate) and just, well, didn’t do it. So I don’t know what mine is lol. I’ll find out when I go there for a meeting in 3 weeks but lets hope you have some more responses before then!
Post # 4
My caterer allowed us to offer 3 choices plus veggie (unspecified). We invited a handful of vegetarians but none were able to make it so it became a non-issue and I’m glad we didn’t give up one of our meal choices for it. I did have 2 non vegetarians choose this option but one did it because she is a picky eater and thought it would be safer and the other picked it (my brother’s gf and he already RSVPd her for steak) for it’s health benefits so she changed once I told her it may bot be low cal. Talk to your caterer and let them know you will need to serve veggies I’m sure they will work with you.
Post # 5
Our venue does not have a vegetarian option listed in the package choices, but they do offer a selection of vegetarian meals. I asked, because I know of at least one vegetarian among our guests.
One of our guests RSVPed (after the deadline!) asking whether there is anything gluten free. Now that is a whole other issue.
Post # 6
@Pupperoni: That’s awesome that you’re thinking of your vegetarian guests. I’m a pretty low-maintenance vegetarian so I usually stash a granola bar in my purse just in case, but I’m always extremely appreciative if I get to eat a good meal.
A lot of caterers are willing to work with you if what you had in mind isn’t on the menu. The executive chef at our venue said that he loves to create new meals, and would have been happy to whip up something especially for our wedding. They ended up having an amazing roasted vegetable risotto on the menu so we picked that, but it was great to know that the chef was so accomodating.
Post # 7
My sister was our only vegetarian so I wanted to make sure she was fed well too. Our caterer gave us options and I picked on I thought she would like best, and he just brought it out special for her. We had a buffet so she also got to eat all the sides.