Post # 1
what do you do about food choices if you’re doing a seating chart, not place cards, and not assigned seats?
we only have one entree option for food on our rsvp card, but for those who indicate a dietary restriction we will have a vegetarian meal. I’ve decided to do a seating chart a la cindy0519 but I’m not sure how to indicate the veggies to the serving staff – other than giving them a list that X number of people at Table 12 will be getting the optional dish.
thoughts? suggestions? have you experienced this?
Post # 3
I know that a couple bees in the past have done something on the the name cards that indicated what entree option that person has chosen. is there a way to do that?
Post # 4
I would do that if I was doing place cards, but I’m doing a poster size seating chart…that’s why I’m curious to know what others have seen/done in this situation.
Post # 5
Our venue requires us to have escort cards or place cards if our guests are selecting meals. Have you asked your venue for guidance?
Post # 6
that’s my next step. If that’s the only choice I have then I’ll do it. There aren’t meal choices on our RSVP – but I am ordering a couple of vegetarian meals for a couple people who I know for sure won’t eat our entree.
Post # 7
If everyone is eating the same meal except the vegetarians, can you just have the serving staff ask guests if they chose a vegetarian meal?
Post # 8
I would give your caterer a list of how many veggie meals are at each table. Unless you have an extreme amount, since you are only serving one other entree Id say not to worry about it, if someone gets a dish they cant eat, they will say something (or say somethign before they sit down)
Post # 9
For my annual office dinner, we never have assigned seats but often have to choose meals in advance—they always give us placecards with stickers, and when we sit down we put them at our seat. The servers note how many of a color sticker are at each table and serve accordingly. They’ve done this at several different venues and it always seems to work fine—I imagine you could do the same thing at a wedding.