We were really happy with the pick & choose menus - it offered some choice for our guests, but wasn't as expensive as the BBQ Deluxe or the family style meals. They didn't give me any push back when I asked to choose from both the lunch & dinner menu. We just liked the starters & desserts better from the lunch menu.
My RSVPs only included the surf & turf and pork as options. I emailed the two guests that I knew would want the vegetarian options to let them know to write that in on the RSVP for me. I was able to get Lomas to do the vegetarian as a 3rd option because we only offered it to the two guests (vs. making 3 options available to everyone). If you think a bigger portion of your group would choose the vegetarian, it may be a better choice for one of the options vs. trying to get it approved as an add-on.
Our photog took pics of all of the food they served, and I included them in my review of EDR if you'd like to see some of their presentations. It's the middle link in my signature.
I did place cards for the meal indicator - the starfish is the surf & turf, the blue scallop shell was the pork, and you can't quite see it, but there's a different blue shell that was the vegetarian option. And then I TOTALLY forgot to tell the resort which shape went with each entree - but I had given them the entree list, so they were able to match the names to the list when they served dinner.
Thanks Allie! This was extremely helpful!! I really like the idea of the pick and choose menu. As far as the invitations went, did you last the surf & turf, pork, and pasta option all on there? Then I've been told by the hotel that I'll need to have some sort of meal indicator per guest so the servers know what to give them. Say you had 1 check for pasta and 1 check for the surf & turf on your RSVP- How did you know who wanted what on the RSVP? Sounds like they didn't give you too hard of a time picking some things off of the pick and choose lunch menu vs. dinner menu? Thank you again for the reply!