Post # 1
I am experiencing some serious writers block, when it comes to composing my menus.
Did anyone out there serve a "cocktail buffet" at their reception? We are having a cocktail hour, with hot hors d’oeurvres, various salads, hummus, fruits, veggies, etc.
I would love to see how you creatively composed your individual menus, if you did anything similar! Pictures and templates are graciously accepted!
The main reasons I’m doing menus is to satisfy my guests’ curiousity of the yummy food to come, as well as add a "little something extra" to each place setting…since there won’t actually be a formal place setting. These menus will be partially tucked into their napkins.
Post # 3
Also….any suggestions on how to let guests know that all cocktails are being provided (open bar)? Here’s what I’ve thought of so far, but we’re not sure if it sounds right:
Coffee, Iced Tea, Ice Water(Cocktails are also provided at the bar)
Post # 4
I’m not much help with the food, but I’m not sure its necessary to specify that drinks are available and that there is an open bar. It may be a regional thing, but I think a lot of people assume that there will be open bar unless otherwise specified.
Post # 5
I agree with RIbride re the open bar – I think it will be assumed.
We’re doing a cocktail menu also and I didn’t really consider making menus. I don’t know if it’s really necessary? Although we aren’t having place settings since the food is all mostly appetizer style. We don’t have assigned seats either.
Post # 6
Yeah, I went back and forth about whether to make them or not.
But my settings needed something more, the napkins seemed to plain. So I think this will add a nice touch of color. Something for them to glance over while they’re waiting for the wedding party.
(Like they say, "It’s all in the details!")
I will definitely consider taking off the "cocktail" referral under Beverages.