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i cant stand when i have to pick a meal choice 3 months before the wedding... how do i know what im gonna be in mood for in september????
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    edited December 2011
    lol i totally agree
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    BellaSposa223BellaSposa223 member
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    edited December 2011
    I would agree but I always get the same thing at weddings...always chicken cuz I can eat the steak and I'm not a fish fan unless it's shrimp
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    edited December 2011
    agreed, i know its required for vendors but its just annoying
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    edited December 2011
    it's not required for all vendors. i did not have to ask our guests their meal choice, they'll choose at the reception. 
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    SueR13SueR13 member
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    edited December 2011
    It costs more to be able to give people a choice in most cases.

    I like giving people a choice.
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    edited December 2011
    I have opted for a duet plate, we had a choice of either that or choice of 2 with final counts due 2 weeks out, and I just saw that being a headache I could avoid.  So everyone will get chicken and steak, and then there will be a vegetarian option.
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    edited December 2011
    it is annoying!!! But Fi anf I always get one chicken and one beef between the two of us so it really doesnt matter when we pick it because that's always the result!

    It would have been like $600 more to let guests pick table side and I decided to use that money elsewhere and just have them pick in advance, oh well!
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    edited December 2011
    The choices are pretty much usually beef-chicken-fish-vegetarian. So if you are "happy" with your choice, you will probably be ok when the event comes.

    It's not required for all vendors though. When we were looking, we visited a few places that made our guests pre-select their choice. The place we had our selection did not require the guests to decide in advance. They did tableside ordering. But one place did say we could allow them to decide that night if we spent $5 more per person.

    If this is your venue, find out how strict that number is. Is it exact? Or are they just looking for an estimate? (Like could people say beef on the card, but decide chicken at the dinner? Since only a few would "switch" their choice, would your venue be able to accommodate those few?) Or is the number you say exact? (and reflected in their place card?)
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    edited December 2011
    I hate it too!  I never remember what I ordered either.  I know some places will charge a bit more pp to have you order tableside, but I think it's a nice touch.  Personal preference though.
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    edited December 2011

    I just met with my caterer yesterday and I did have people choose what they wanted.  When I mentioned that, they were surprised, because they had done away with that practice.  So, even though I have a count, they will ask all the guests what they would like.

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    edited December 2011
    Venues usually count on a small percentage of people switching what they've ordered when they go to "confirm" (take orders) tableside.
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