Here we go. The venue we booked two years ago is beauitful and came with three caterers to choose from all well known and in different price ranges to accomodate all budgets. We are wanting to do a plated dinner. We think buffet lines are like hearding cattle in line not what i am going for, but its works for some people. Well at the time that was great now we have too many guest for one of the caterers max is 150 we are 30 over. The second is good food but not quite what we are looking for. They are 4 dollars more a plate than the other two, and i just don't feel that BBQ Chicken is a good choice. That being said we are going with our last option and they don't want to do a plated dinner at this venue cause of space i undersand, but they agreed to do this last wedding.
Now i need to know what proper etiquette is when it comes to invites. Do you let them choose between chicken and beef or whatever two dishes we choose? Or do you pick one dish for everyone that let it be done? My feeling is that i can not choose Chicken for approx. 175 people. Help? Also the caterer in the past has only done one entree for the whole wedding but does offer a duo plate meaning we can have two meats on the same dish. Any ideas?