Family Style Platters w individual menu cards?

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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995 posts
Busy bee

At the Vietnamese weddings, everything is serve family style. But there is just 1 menu on each table. I don’t think it is necessary for each person to have their own menu.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I like to have my own menu so when I see the food I know what everything is and I can decide what to take. You could also do 1 menu per 2 people. However, I wouldn’t do it with named placecards, as I do not like assigned seats (just assigned tables), but that’s a personal choice.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

It sounds easy enough! Especially if you print your own.

~Name McNamerson~

Starters:
Option One
Option Two

Entrees:
Option One
Option Two

Dessert:
CAKE

-All Food Will be Served Family Style-

 

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You can do what you want, but individual menus suggest a more formal meal, whereas family style platters are informal.

Post # 9
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42490 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Nic01:  Your guests can pass the menu around. It gives them something to do while they wait for the entrance of the wedding party.

Post # 10
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3156 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Nic01:  It would work, but I honestly think people would see a menu and think they needed to make a choice.  I like escort cards.

Post # 11
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42490 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Nic01:  It`s not wrong. If you want individual menus, have them. You can make them informal.

I love this one that is printed on a brown paper bag. This one combines menu, favor bag and placecard in one.

 

Post # 12
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689 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Legare Waring House

I’m with @BrandNewBride

I don’t see why not. We are doing family style, and probably won’t be doing menus…but could, since there will be options, but they will be served. 

I don’t think there would be confusion, and just because family style is more intimate doesn’t mean it can’t be dressed up.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Nic01:  I’ve been to a few weddings at your venue and I don’t think we had individual menus for the wedding that was served banquet style, or the plated one for that matter. (we call it banquet style here right, not family? Maybe think of it that way as it makes it sound more formal, haha.) FTR, the wedding which had platters at the table did not feel any less formal than the individual plated wedding.  I personally think I would do 2 menus per table and separate placecards if you are assigning seats. Otherwise those are lots of pretty big pieces of paper that are going to be on the table. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Nic01:  Yeah, it definitely wouldn’t be a big deal, but people would probably comment “Oh, I thought we were ordering.”

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