Post # 1
my venue makes menu cards. in bad fonts on a nice piece of ivory cardstock.
do you think its worth it to make my own so i can control the font and look? how much would this project really cost?
they only have like 5 font choices and none of them are good or remotely like the fonts ive used on invites and want to use on the programs, etc.
Post # 4
I guess I would make my decision based on how much I hated the fonts v. the cost of making my own menu cards. Sorry I have no idea the cost to make your own. Would they give you the paper if you wanted to print them on your own? That would cut down on your cost.
Post # 5
Can you supply a free font for them to use? It shouldn’t be too pricey to print them up at Staples or something – especially if you do them black and white. And they have a great selection of paper, not just the stuff you see on the shelves.
Post # 6
Hmm I guess it depends on how detail oriented you are and how much time you have. Personally it would have bothered me to have not-matching menus, but I am SUPER detail oriented. Your guests will most likely not notice, so if you do make new matching ones it would be more for yourself, so if its important to you I say go for it!! Hum I made mine and I am terrible and never add up costs, I would as always over budget and maybe say $100-$150 depending on how many you need to make etc. Mine at 5 x 7 so I could get 2 into a 81/2 x 11 peice of card stock. Good luck!
Post # 7
I would print my own, or just ask the venue not to provide the menu cards. Then again, stationary and paper products are a BIG DEAL to me, so if you really could care less (your guests probably won’t notice), then I wouldn’t bother taking on the extra project — it could end up costing you more time/money than you’re willing.
That said, it shouldn’t cost TOO much. You should be able to design them in Word (free), and get them printed at Staples/Kinkos/Office Depot. Staples would work out to about 20 cents for two cards, if you fit two per page (roughly 5x7s) and print in black & white on cardstock.
As an alternative, you could do one sign per table (ideas: print three cards & tape/sew the sides together, or print a 5×7 and put it in a picture frame, or print the menu on the back of the table number, etc.), or just one big sign, letting people know what things are, rather than everyone having individual cards. That could alleviate some of the cost.
Post # 8
In the grand scheme of diy projects, printing up some menus that look how you want them to at Office Max or Kinkos wouldn’t be too hard or costly.
But, if you decide you don’t need one more thing to worry about, just know that the guests probably won’t even notice the menus, whether they match or not. They’ll probably glance at it for two seconds to see what they’re getting and then never even look at them or think about them again. Unless they’re really into graphic design or in the process of planning their own wedding, most guests will not make a connection that your menus are ugly or non-matching.
Post # 9
im super detail oriented, but you guys are right – alot of people wont notice. except it will stare up at me like a sad puppy.
maybe ill see if i can offer a new font to them…..