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Lucy
Frequent user July 2019 Ontario

Multi-course meal selections

Lucy, on May 23, 2018 at 13:18 Posted in Wedding reception 0 6
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We're planning to other 3 choices for our main course, but I'm undecided if we should do that for the starter as well.

My options are:
1. Offer 3 choices, let the guests pick when they rsvp.
2. Choose 1 for everyone and hope they all like it.
3. Alternate drop where we choose 2 and alternate every second person (extremely common in Australia where I and many of our guests are from)

Is there another option I'm missing? Which would you choose?

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Latest activity by Bianca, on June 7, 2018 at 01:02
  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    Maybe it's just because most of the events I've been to (weddings, baptisms, bridal showers, baby showers, etc.) had no option (aside from a vegetarian option) that I would absolutely go with Option 2. I think by giving people less choices, it's just easier to arrange, also, this way your seating chart can just be by table instead of specific seats to ensure each meal gets served to the right person.

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  • B
    Devoted September 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    Option one. Easier to accommodate if people have allergies, special restrictions or are dietary needs.
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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
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    The menu offered from your venue will be selections to choose what would be best for you both.
    Main courses can based on how you want to let your guest choice be or pick one and thats it.

    When it was our selection, chicken was the only meat chosen and had vegetarian as alternatives no charge.
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  • Marcia
    Super August 2018 Manitoba
    Marcia ·
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    I think it depends on the venue you chose (if they are providing the catering). We have a meal tasting where we have to choose each course of the meal for all our guest, including the starters. They offer us 4 choices to pick from for the starters prior to our wedding event. We don't have the option at the time to offer our guest a choice, and if their choices differ we have to chose one. I would check with your venue before asking your guest what they would like to chose. Some venues allow your guest to select there meals and it can differ guest to guest prior to your reception. Another idea if you wanted to give your guest more options may be to have a buffet. I know our venue offered a buffet, but we opted because we wanted our guest to be served formally.

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  • Lucy
    Frequent user July 2019 Ontario
    Lucy ·
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    That's a good point. I just assumed we'd be able to pick and chose all the courses. Guess I better check with the venue! Luckily we have until the end of the year to make a decision.
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  • Jen
    VIP June 2018 Ontario
    Jen ·
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    Our venue let us choose between two different soups and salads. We went for a meal tasting and had to choose then which one we liked the best for both. We also gave a selection out of three different meals. I've never heard of venues offering you the choice between different starters too other than prior to choosing your menu.

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