How to put entree choice on place cards?

posted 4 years ago in Paper
Post # 4
11242 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Aww, I was just going to suggest putting a little line drawing of whatever entree on there, like in the bottom corner, like so:

Post # 6
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I was having a hard time figuring this out too! Had the same problem with room lighting making it hard for the servers, and all I could find were cartoon stickers, but lucked out and found these on Etsy (I searched Entree Sticker). Still pictures of the animal, but a little classier I think (I hope).


Post # 7
680 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We put a colored sticky “jewel” in the corner of the place cards so the servers knew which entree each guest was having.  

Post # 8
5608 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

If you don’t think colour will work, you could do a number system.  For example, three dots (or better yet, three jewels) equals beef, two equals chicken, and one equals veggie.

Post # 9
6 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

Do you have a wedding theme or wedding colors? I’ve made place cards for fall weddings and we put different colored accent fall leaves in the color depending on the entree selection. They were pre-cut little embellishments from Michaels. 

Burgundy Leaves = Beef

Orange leaves = chicken

Yellow leaves = vegetarian.


This can be done with flower accents, or different icons besides a cow, chicken, vegetable. 

Hope that helps – I’ll try to find my sample to take a photo. 


You can also layer your place cards and change the background paper color depending on the meal selection as well. 


Post # 10
1330 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon

My cousin used fish stickers.  Her new last name was “Fish” so that was the theme of the reception. The cards had starfish, regular fish, or octopuses to indicate to the servers (and of course, one of the three choices was fish!) The nice thing about this was that regardless of lighting, the servers didn;t have to distinguish colors. 

Post # 11
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I put a self adhesive rhinestone on the upper corner of each card and told the caterer that blue was beef, red chicken, orange vegetarian, etc. It worked out just perfectly. 

Post # 12
1330 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon

If you use colors, use blue, yellow, and red.  They are the three true primary colors and therefore the most distinctive.  They almost cannot be mistaken for one other, even in low light.

Alternatively, purple, green, and orange.  They are the secondary colors and are very distinctive from each other.  Use one set or the other, but don’t mix the sets if it’s important to tell a difference in low light.

Post # 13
874 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I recently went to a wedding where there were four slightly different place cards, and which corner the floral/ damask design originated from indicated which entree had been requested; for instance, top left was chicken, top right was veggie, bottom right was veal, etc… It took us guests a long time to notice that the cards weren’t all the same! We actually had to ask a server how they knew who ordered what to crack the code…

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