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    • Emmilou82
      CommentAuthorEmmilou82
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Jan 2nd 2015
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    Happy new year to you all

    H2B and I were discussing tonight what to do about the meal at the reception.... Do we allow people to choose from say 3 dishes or do we do a set menu?

    What are others doing?

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    • DonnaH39
      CommentAuthorDonnaH39
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jan 2nd 2015
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    We're having a set menu, there will be a veggie option and meat option but that is it. We would like to give people an option, but it costs £2 per head to have an extra option, which would add £100 onto our bill, which is a lot just to give people an option and also having the option just leaves more room for things to go wrong.




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    • JennK
      CommentAuthorJennK
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jan 2nd 2015
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    I thought it depends on what the arrangements are at your venue? We have a set menu.

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    • ElizabethF49
      CommentAuthorElizabethF49
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    the think that made us decide on our venue was that there was a choice of 3 dishes per course included in the package price. If its costing more money then it would be a set menu.

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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
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    I think it depends on the venue really, we had to chose a set menu for our guests, even though the main was a Buffett, it was a 'posh' Buffett, if that makes sense. Starters were brought out and so were desserts, but guests chose their main. Vegetarians we chose vegetable lasagne for. Some venues will allow you to have a choice I think, some don't

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    • CharlotteE98
      CommentAuthorCharlotteE98
      Got married 5 years ago
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    We're having a set menu. H2B's Sister had a choice of 3 dishes at her wedding but it seemed a bit of a faff to me. She wrote everyone's choices on the back of their place cards and it took forever apparently.

    Maybe speak to caterer/venue and see what they suggest.
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    • Teresa
      CommentAuthorTeresa
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    Im not sure what we are doing as we have chosen a menu for the time being, but our venue are changing their choices so we believe, so feel a little panicky about it, im happy with the first menu which has a couple choices on and a veg dish i think so, i might just stick with those.

    If you know everybody will like the choice then just have one but if you have a few picky people, maybe give a few choices x
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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
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      Posted: Jan 3rd 2015
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    I went for a tomato soup for our starter, that way the vegetarians were able to eat it as well. Most venues are accommodating though for dietary requirements, I think like Charlotte said, if there are choices for the menu, not only do the couple have to get all the choices together and give to the venue, the waiters/waitresses then have to try and get them to the respective people. They will probs have a table plan in the kitchen though as to where the meals are to go, but if they are all the same it's easy.

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    • Emmilou82
      CommentAuthorEmmilou82
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Jan 3rd 2015
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    Thanks for your input.....

    We initially spoke with our venue about a set menu in order to cause less stress on the day for the caterers but they were insistent that choices work and edged us towards that. Personally, I think it's too much fussing having choices so after seeing your comments I think we may just edge towards a set menu xx

    Obviously there will be a veggie option that people will have to let us know about but the rest will go with what we select

    Thanks

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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
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    On our rsvps we had dietary requirements, we had to get the lasagne for one because we had a meat buffet, and that one did not eat the veggie quiches or salmon, my aunt ate the salmon even though she is vegetarian.

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    • clairenina
      CommentAuthorclairenina
      Got married 6 years ago
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    We weren't given the option to allow a choice, it was a set menu, set by us. If you are allowed to give a choice at no extra cost, that's great.
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    • Emmilou82
      CommentAuthorEmmilou82
      Got married 4 years ago
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    As I say, the venue were keen for a choice and no extra cost was mentioned so I think at our next meet we will discuss it further x

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
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      Posted: Jan 3rd 2015
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    We are having a set menu as think it's easier this way and our venue would also charge us an extra 50% to have 2 choices, which we think is just not necessary. It's great if your venue are offering you more choices at no extra cost though.. I think it depends how reliable you think people are ie do you think they are going to return their menu choices to you in good time? I'm not sure if I could be bothered with the hassle and extra stress! We are going for meals that everyone should like, ie chicken not anything too fancy like venison or something which could be an acquired taste.

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Jan 3rd 2015
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    Ours was a set menu as is usual practice for these big wedding events. We had a meat option and a veggie option and asked if anyone had any special dietary requirements such as allergies or other medical conditions such as diabetic or coeliac so the venue could do something special for them.

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