Post # 1
Our guests will be choosing their meals tableside on the night of the wedding. So I didn’t have to put anything on the RSVP cards (although that seems fun too), my question is, is having a menu card necessary? I mean I know it’s not necessary, but is it a nice thing to have? Will people feel lost without it? Or do I trust the wait staff to explain everything clearly? Would it save a lot of time to just have it and be done with it? I’m not sure I care either way, but I do love the little details. So what does the hive think? Have you been to weddings where you were choosing your meal that night and had or didn’t have a menu card? How did it go? I honestly can’t remember the situation at any wedding I’ve been to! How sad!! Haha. Thanks!!
Post # 3
Our venue requested that we have people choose between the two menu options so that they know how much of each dish to prepare. I am thinking of including menu cards just the same though as the guests only know about the main ingredient of the main course (cod or chicken).
For your situation I think that the menu cards will make things run more smoothly as people will see their options instead of just hearing them 🙂 Plus, they look great on the place settings!
Post # 4
If you have time and money to provide menu cards, they are a nice option; perhaps not one for every place setting, but a few per table. Especially for elderly guests who might be a little hard of hearing, communicating effectively with the waiter with all the background noise that can be present in a large room is problematic. Although for most of your guests, given that you only have two options, it’s not any different than listening to the waiter recite the specials in a nice restaurant. So if you don’t have time or money, I wouldn’t worry about it too much. It’s really just one more thing that will go in the trash at the end of the day.
Post # 5
Are they necessary? no
Are they a good idea? Yes
maybe you can have a big menu as the guests walk in to read instead of a individual menus