Post # 1
I misunderstood our caterer and didn’t put entree choices on our respose cards. I sent the invites out this past weekend. He does need a count on what everyone wants for lunch on the day of our wedding. Any idea how I can get a count without calling all of our guests next month? We don’t really have a website (we did, but I am having major technical difficulties with it).
Thank you for any advice!
Post # 3
Oh no! That stinks! If it makes you feel a bit better, I listed the wrong phone number for the accomodations on our Save the Date cards.
Have your guests RSVPd yet?
I’d say, wait for them to RSVP then e-mail the tech-savvy ones a form e-mail, something like: "We just got your RSVP and are so glad you plan on attending our wedding. I forgot to list meal choices on the invitations but I need to provide the caterer with the information so would you prefer chicken or beef?" Just keep it short and to the point, people will understand.
For people without e-mail addresses, see if you can recruit your Mom and Future Mother-In-Law to help you. If you each take a third of the people, it really won’t be too bad.
Just make sure you wait until they RSVP so that you don’t waste time calling people who aren’t coming. Also, you don’t want to put people in the awkward position of trying to explain to you why they can’t make it.
Hope this helped a bit!
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union
Maybe choose for them i.e. one selection for all of the guests, if you know all of them well enough to know if any are vegetarians, at least? I’ve never had a choice for an entree at a wedding I attended, so perhaps they wouldn’t notice the lack of one.
Otherwise, not sure how to get the word out without phone-treeing it up!
Post # 5
I agree with the previous person that you could email. Another idea would be to do a cheap postcard and send it out. Then they can reply by calling or emailing you their choices.
Post # 6
One suggestion our caterer had come up with was to ask guests what they would like at the actual reception instead of asking in advance. He said to do this, you end up paying for a few more entrees than needed, but we could just take those home afterward to eat later. If you don’t mind ordering a few extra meals, it would save you the time of calling everyone individually.
Post # 7
Daisy had some good avice. If you must call, I agree, try to recruit some help. Get your Fiance, and both your parents involved. If you can get your Bm’s to maybe call some of the friends.
Post # 8
Nix the multiple choices and instead choose one entree with a vegetarian option on standby! No one will notice and its MUCH less hassle for you!
Post # 9
I agree with Wedding Poodle. just pick something for everyone and have a veg option on standby. Nobody will suspect you didn’t plan it that way all along!
Post # 10
Ask your catering to create a dual or duet plate using the two entrees you have selected. Your guests will never know you goofed!
Post # 11
oooh I like GAweddingplanners idea
Post # 12
I like GAweddingplanners idea as well and if that won’t work, the e-mail is a good idea as well, you can do a bcc forward to all of your guests.