Ways to steer guests toward cheaper meal option?

posted 2 years ago in Reception
Post # 121
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Helper bee

amanda1988 :  I think I understand. Thank you so much for helping me. It is confusing for me. I know in religion some time a fish is not meaning “meat”, I never heard that chicken is not with the word “meat”. 

Post # 122
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

mrsnyctola :  I think the usage of the word “meat” may be short-hand for “red meat” which typically doesn’t include chicken.  Perhaps that explanation makes it easier to understand?

 

Post # 123
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Out of all the menu options you’ve discussed the shrimp stuffed with feta wrapped in bacon sounds by far the most delicious.  Way better than the salmon.  Would definitley choose that.  So hungry now. 

Post # 124
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235 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

$500 is not worth the effort of trying to influence guests to choose a certain dish. 

Post # 125
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

rao4400 :  I really need to know, what are you serving at your wedding?

btw I was team “serve whatever you can afford to serve”, team “everyone can suck it up for a night. Also known as “Team Ravioli” or “Team Carbs”

Post # 128
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Busy bee

rao4400 :  and now I want them all! Tasty menu you’ve got there bee 🙂

Post # 129
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I know this thread is old but I wanted to comment for the record. Meat eaters definitely eat vegetarian things, especially pasta. It’s all in the label (so calling it cheese ravioli rather than vegetarian option would cause more non-veggies to pick it, while still letting vegetarians know that it’s their option.)

I think it’s super strange that meat and fish varieties get described as options but for vegetarians it often just says “vegetarian,”. That’s basically guaranteeing that no one will pick it besides those who need to. Vegetarian can mean SO MANY different things: pasta, stir fry, salad, quinoa, etc, etc, etc…. Meat eaters might like one of those things and pick it anyway. But they never will if they don’t know what it is. 

I’m a vegan, and if vegan food is on a buffet line along with everything else, meat eaters often eat it. So if there’s like 3 servings for 3 vegans and I’m not at the front of the line, they’re usually gone before I get to them. When I bring vegan food to a potluck, I’m certainly not the only one who eats it. We need to stop acting like omnivores won’t touch veggie food, because they definitely do. 

Post # 130
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

OP you sound like a god awful host. I’m never ever going to choose ravioli over a protein for a meal. I’d feel disgusting about myself. Even so – how seriously terrible of you to try and choose less appealing sounding choices because you’re too cheap to pay an extra $4 per person. 

Post # 132
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

rao4400 :  Sounds awesome! Im sure everyone will be happy!

Post # 133
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

For the record, let me just say that this was my most favorite post. SO much to laugh at. People will really argue it (myself included) out with people they dont know, over a food choice they’ll never eat, at the wedding they’ll never go to. Thank you for opening the pandoras to-go box.

Post # 134
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Sugar bee

So glad I was married during the era in which ONE entree was served and everybody either ate THAT or filled up on appetizers and sides and went home and had a PB&J.

Post # 135
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

Nevermind

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