Wedding Menu Woes...Help Please

Could you all help me choose a dinner menu. Im aiming for a seated dinner with a dual entree, a veggie, a side and rolls....but many people have told me they prefer a pasta option also and that they enjoys buffets better because of the variety. I am thinking seated because of my venue's weird layout and my older guests and younger kids...I dont want people to have to wait. Please let me know your opinions and any menu suggestions would be appreciated. Im thinking either a chicken and beef or chicken and fish dual entree....Idk I am so confused!

Posted on January 5, 2014 at 2:44 pm
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We are going with a buffet because of the options and it allows people to control their own portions. We are doing a baked chicken and a beef option. I think Tilapia is a very good fish option. Is there any way to make a buffet work in your venue. Buffet lines move quicker than you think. We are also having a bar with certain alcoholic drinks so we think some will go to the bar while others vet their food first. I think your guests will be happy either way as long as you have good food. Another reason we went with buffet is not having to get our guests to choose their entree ahead of time. I dont want that hassle.
Posted on January 5, 2014 at 4:20 pm
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That is a great point the options are better with a buffet. Im sure my caterer could figure out a setup that could work in our venue. Thanks so much for the insight!
Posted on January 5, 2014 at 4:28 pm
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 I think you should absolutely do what you want to do! Especially with what you've said about the venue layout. 

I think the duel entree is a great idea. I personally would probably pick chicken and beef or chicken and a pasta. I love fish, but it is kind of a love it/hate it dish (in my experience!)

Posted on January 5, 2014 at 4:30 pm
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I agree Not everyone is a fish person.
Posted on January 5, 2014 at 4:35 pm
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What about a chicken option, a beef option, a veggie side (maybe seasonal roasted veggies?), and a pasta side? I would love that!

Posted on January 5, 2014 at 4:39 pm
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Whatever choice you and your FI decide (seated vs buffet) your guests will deal with it.  If it's not anymore money to have a dual entree plate than a single plate than go for it.  However if you have to choose three - perhaps these are options: chicken plate, beef plate and a vegetarian pasta dish.  That way you have satisfied everyone.

For our wedding we chose a seated service with chicken, beef and a vegetarian stew (caribbean dish) and we didn't have any problems with variety or the time people were served.  There was more than enough variety being passed around during the cocktail hour of hor d'oeuvres.  Don't forget your cocktail hour, if you are passing hor d'oeuvres. Good luck!

Posted on January 5, 2014 at 4:40 pm

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