(Closed) Menus at the table?

posted 5 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

If it’s an added expense then I would say no. The guests have already chosen so it really isn’t necessary to see all their choices again, especially if it costs you money in printing. 

Post # 4
274 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

what’s the need if they already choose the entree?

Post # 5
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

It’s not like they can change their mind right? I’d skip them.

Post # 6
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think if you want to do them, then go for it, but they wouldn’t be missed.  I did menus just because I DIY’d them, and thought they added to the tablescape and weren’t too expensive.

The point of having them if they already chose an entree is they have chosen “chicken” or “beef” on the RSVP, and now the description is more like “organic free range chicken bone-in chicken breast stuffed with goat cheese with a marsala glaze served with seasonal fresh vegetables and garlic mashed potatoes”. 

Darling Husband and I usually choose one of each when we attend weddings, and work it out amongst ourselves once we get there who’s more likely to eat which meal, so it’s nice to have a heads up that the beef is in fact now surf and turf (I’m allergic to shellfish) before it lands on your plate.  But really, not the end of the world to skip it, or just post it once by the escort cards or something.

Post # 7
23636 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@SapphireSun:  ^what she said! 😀

Post # 8
2352 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I considered menus. But to have the matching menus printed would’ve been another 80 bucks on top of the other invitation suite costs, and my RSVP card has a spot for guests to mark their entree choice. I opted not to have menus for those two reasons.

Post # 9
1748 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I like the look of them and with a Fiance as a graphic designer it’s an easy addition, so I’ll be doing them. Even though guests have chosen their entree, I still think it’s nice to give them a heads up of the details of that course as well as the others. With that being said, it is not necessary and if you’re looking to cut costs I’d not do them.

Post # 10
4496 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We’re having a seated dinner where guests will have chosen their entrees in advance as well. I’m definitely doing menus because I like the look of them and also because I like the idea of giving the guests an idea of what to look foward to. They chose their entrees, but we are having an appetizer and salad that they did not have an option to pick, as well as a dessert bar (in addition to the cake) that will be mentioned on the menu as well. I personally love the idea of doing the menus but I don’t think its a big deal not to do them if it would be too costly for you.

Post # 11
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I agree with SapphireSun.  I’m a picky eater, so just seeing “chicken” or “beef” on an invitation really doesn’t tell me what I’ll be eating.  Even if it’s too late to change the order, I’d like to know if I should eat around something or at lesast know what’s on the plate.  Also, you’re very likely to have more components to the meal than just the protein, such as a salad or soup, side dishes, etc., so it’s always nice to know what everything is.

Post # 12
943 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@creativeone710:  our guests chose at the table but I would have made the menus anyway, I liked the way they came out and they were fun to make.  (Non pro pics)


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