Originally Posted by melnryluvco
OH MYYYY GOD!! I literally lol'd...the FI is staring at me like I'm a crazy lady. "The Duo of Beef is a A Duo of Beef" Hot Damn that is hilarious! Sorry I know it's probably not as funny and more frustrating but you have to laugh at this kinda stuff or it'll make you cry or pull your hair out or drink excessively. So to my understanding they need a seating plan so they know what dinner goes where and to whom. You may be able to get away with this by saying "There's 4 Chicken and 6 Beef at Table 3" and then have the guests with corresponding colored name cards (ie Coral = Chicken Aqua = Beef). We only have 25 going and we're doing one long table so I kinda had to do a seating chart. Honestly, I'm ready to just say throw the food down and we'll take care of it family style. Way less stress then worrying about who sits where and who's going to be offended if they're not seating in a certain place. Anyways, let me know what they have to say.
I thought that was really funny as well. I was actually at a wedding at the Now in January so here are the foods I tried...and what we ended up with selecting for our wedding.
For apps, my friend had pizza, meat balls and quesadillas. I think she also has sushi but it never came around to me so I did not try it, but I did tried the sushi at the sushi restaurant and it was okay. My Fl and I are big sushi eaters so don't expect a lot from an all inclusive resort if you eat sushi a lot or are picky about it. Nothing was bad that I tried but we selected different options for our apps. We ended up selecting, mini cordon blue (read another post that recommended it), spring rolls, cheese and bell pepper turnovers, fried chicken taquitos. We wanted some veggie options and some with meat.
For the dinner options, Spinach Salad with goat cheese, roasted apples and walnut confit; mustard dressing - it was a really good salad but we ended up selecting the cesar salad as our option since my Fl and I both love cesar salads
Tomato and basil soup with cheese balls- I am normally not a fan of tomato soup but this was actually good, my Fl did not like it so we ended up selecting the french onion soup
Beef tournedos duo; tomato and green pepper sauce- this was great probably one of the best meals I had while staying at the Now (my second favorite meal was beef tacos that were served in the buffet, they are not served everyday but I suggest checking them out when you are there) - we ended up selecting the beef and salmon- which was the other option my friend had at her wedding, we stayed with the salmon because we have people in our group that do not eat meat but will eat sea food. I also read someone else post about food selections that picked the chicken who said that was really good as well.
I can't remember the dessert options that we had but we ended up selecting the strawberry cheese cake
We didn't do save the dates and created a passport book with boarding pass RSVP card as out invited and sent them out 8 months prior to the wedding to give people time to plan and save money. Since we sent our invites out a while ago, we did not include the food option in the return RSVP. I have all our guest e-mail addresses, so I just e-mailed them and ask them to get back to me by a certain date. I know it is not as formal as including them in the invites but nothing I am stressing about. I also plan to communicate more with my guest as time gets closer like sending them tips on traveling internationally, what to expect when arriving in Mexico, etc.