(Closed) Meal Option Identifier

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

You could just make a different coloured place card for different meal options, or use the same colour cardstock but different ink colours for the person’s name.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Or also, you could pick something a little more classy than "blue sticker for fish" to add to the card.  Maybe tie a specific colour ribbon to the card to designate the meal option, or make some pretty tissue paper flowers to attach to the card.  For any of these options, just use your wedding colours so it’s all in keeping with your decor.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2007

We did different colored paper behind people’s place card – blue for fish, purple for beef and green for vegetarian:

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I agree with smartl about the paper.  I was at a wedding that used different colored paper for the type of meal requested and honestly it took me a while to figure out that the place card was the meal identifier for each person, haha!  It looked very nice and the color variation could add a nice touch to the tables as well.  I wouldn’t do the different colored ink for names on the same paper though since that would be harder for waiters to distinguish…

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

We are probably going to end up using different colored ribbons or something because we have 3 options.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

My boss had three different colors of paper used on their cards: salmon for…well salmon, red for meat and green for veggie.

I’ve also seen icons (grass, cow, fish) printed on the back, monogram-style letters printed on the back (M, F, V). Once we had to identify a hotdog for a guest (last-minute of course) and we made the cow into a dog and underlined it.  🙂

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

i agree with the comments about using colors, either on name tags cards or something else guests wont switch around.  semi- related: recently i was at a brazilian steak house lunch presentation for work where the entree consists of servers come around bearing gifts of various meats on skewers, and some people kept getting asked if they want to try this or that, while I & a few others werent asked at all.  im a vegetarian and had already eaten at the huge salad bar, so i didnt care, but i couldnt figure out how those 15 servers ALL knew I was vegetarian…. until half way through the meal when i realized my "coaster" was red on one side & green on the other… red side up meaning "no more meat please!" and green meaning "bring it on!" i dont know if this is common or not since i dont frequent Gaúcho style steak houses, but it was news to me. thought id share!

Post # 11
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Helper bee

An easy way to use different colors, but not have to print all the names on different kinds of paper, is just to print the names on white paper and put a colored backing on it. The border showing around the edges will be plenty to notify the servers, and you can print all your names at once!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Look at today’s entry by Mrs. Lemon.  I love her addition of the paper on the bottom of the place card.  It does the trick and is still very stylish!

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