Menus for tables

posted 3 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Menu for each guest on a plate ?
    Yes, everyone should have their own : (4 votes)
    22 %
    No, one per table is enough : (14 votes)
    78 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    Do whatever you want. There is no “right” or “wrong” on this one because your guests have pre-ordered. Heck, since they’ve pre-ordered, there isn’t even a need for one menu, if you wanted to skip that piece alltogether.

    Post # 4
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    258 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    We did 2 per table – on the back of the table numbers.

    Post # 5
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Lulume:  i am printing menus for every place setting.  but my graphic designer friend is doing this and it is not costing me anything.

    if it was not free, i would either have 1 or 2 at each table or none at all.

    you can do whatever you want, there is no right or wrong way.

     

     

     

    Post # 6
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @Lulume:  menus aren’t really necessary but they are a nice touch.  i did one menu per person at their place setting.  the only reason i did them was because it was diy and i only needed 40 of them.  i already had the white and black card stock that i could cut to size.  i spent another $2 on fuschia bristol board for additional colour layers and $2 on ribbon for the top accent. 

    Post # 7
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    One menu per table is ample, but you can certainly do individual menus if you prefer.

    The Ikea Tolsby picture frame is two sided, very reasonably priced and can be spray painted any color you like- perfect for the table number or name on one side, and the menu on the other.

    Post # 8
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I am doing around 4-5 menus per table and placing them in between plates so they can be shared by all.  I would have liked to do one per plate but that was way too pricey.

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    We placed a menu on each charger. I printed them at work for free and used a paper cutter I bought at Michaels to make them the right size, then folded them inside the linen napkins. I thought it looked really nice!

     

    But, we had a buffet. It was important for me that everyone knew what the options were to make the line move quicker. I hate going through a buffet and loading up at the beginning, and then realizing the food at the end is way better!

     

    I think since people already picked their meal, you don’t “need” a menu at each place setting; maybe one or two would be nice, or just one big one at the door.

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    I don’t think it is necessary for everyone to have one since they have already selected their meals. Maybe 2 per table so it’s easier for everyone to see?

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I think I’ll be doing tables on each place setting simply because I like the look of it. I’ll be doing something like this:

     

    However, this is by no means necessary. You can either:

    1. Not have menus

    2. Have one big menu maybe near the bar or front of the room? Like so:

    3. Have one menu per table (maybe on the other side of the table number frame) as a pp already demonstrated

    4. Scatter menus, or do one per place setting. You can make them up yourself to cut down on costs, or order thorugh vistaprint! I think they have another Groupon going on right now.

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