Post # 17
I don’t like the idea of alternating. The last wedding I went to, almost every single had ordered the same meal at the table, so obviously it wouldn’t have worked out there.
Personally, the two entree options aren’t appealing to me (I likely wouldn’t eat either), and the main course is just okay. The chocolate mud cake sounds fantastic though.
Post # 18
@crookedframe: sounds great i am a veggie and you just made me hungry 😛
Post # 19
Sounds tasty 🙂 I would check with your vegetarian guests to see if any of them are strict vegetarian – pesto has parmesan in it which is not vegetarian, and some of your dishes have parmesan. It’s hard to find vegetarian parmesan – check with your caterer that this is what they are using.
I’d also check if the cheesecake is vegetarian (a lot of the time it isn’t).
Post # 20
In Australia, alternative drop is the standard, I don’t think I’ve ever been to a wedding where you got to preselect your meal.
The menu sounds great to me, and the meals seem like they would be light enough to suit the warmer weather.
Post # 21
I understand that it’s standard in Australia, and in fact it’s starting to creep in over here in New Zealand too. I’m just never going to be a fan of it – perhaps because I’m shy around strangers, and I wouldn’t feel comfortable asking someone I just met to swap plates with me. It’s disappointing to hear that pre-selected plates are so much more expensive, and in fact it makes no logical sense – even if you pre-select your meals, the caterers still know exactly how many of each dish they’re making, so pre-selection or alternate drop should be equally easy and equally expensive/inexpensive for the caterers. The reasoning behind alternate drop being cheaper just doesn’t make sense to me *shrug*.
But never mind, if your guests are used to it then it will be fine, and aside from the seafood entrée I would happily wolf down anything on that menu!
Post # 22
I wouldn’t be a fan of the entree choices but the rest sounds good. The alternating plate thing is a bit odd, but if that’s the way it’s done in your area I suppose your guests won’t mind.
Post # 23
@crookedframe: I wouldn’t be eating the entree but the rest sounds delicious 🙂 I’ve also never heard of the alternating plate thing for main dishes – I”ve seen it for salads and most frequently deserts – here, guests are typically given a choice of main, all the same main, or it’s a buffet
Post # 24
@JulietFoxtrot: I think it is because most people would go for what they think is the most expensive meal (so steak over chicken etc) just because they aren’t paying.
With the alternate drop they do make more than the required plates of the in general most popular dish (so say the steak). So if you really do not like the dish you can ask for it to be swapped.
Post # 25
@crookedframe: sounds good. again, i am not a fan with this alternating drop. i hate the idea of plates being passed around at a table after service. either give the guests a choice prior to service or give everyone the same thing. why would this be so difficult or more expensive?
Post # 26
I think that all sounds delicious and I would eat all of it. Seems quite similar to what I have had at most of the weddings I have been too and not at all atypical for weddings here in Australia and I think your guests will love it.
at all the weddings I have been too (8 in the last few years in 3 different states in Australia) the majority have been alernate drop. I wouldn’t worry about non-Australians negative opinions on it as it is something that is very common and acceptable for our culture 🙂
My only issue would be that Botha White wines are quite dry and I prefer something sweeter like a Riesling or a moscato but I would just suck it up and drink what you have provided because it is free or I would get them to add a tiny bit of orange juice to the sparkling wine.
Sounds great and hope you have a lovely wedding
Post # 27
I voted ok..for two reasons..1. because (as many others) I am not a fan of this alternating thing..2. and I would add a seafood option instead of a chicken for the main course..
Post # 29
Thanks everyone for your feedback. Lol I’m surprised the main point of contention is the alternating serve system. Like numerous other posters have said, this is a standard thing in Australia and widely accepted so I’m not worried about it. Even if I was it’s the only thing offered by our venue anyway. I really appreciate all the other suggestions.
Post # 30
@crookedframe: Im not a vegetarian but I want that vegetarian food! I would be disappointed to get one of the mains and watch someone eat that awesome sounding veggie option 😛 Is there a finite amount of it?
I wouldn’t eat either entree, like a few other bees said too. I would eat the meat portion of the beef,and the sides of the chicken, but I honestly don’t like any of the rest of it haha. I have simple tastes, and as soon as things get complicated theres bound to be some component or two that I hate.
My biggest peeve? When they pile everything ontop of one another, and I can’t eat any of it because its coated in a sauce etc I can’t stand. Makes me a sad girl!
Post # 31
@crookedframe: Possibly the best wedding menu I’ve seen… EVER! Great job!