(Closed) Odd question – RSVP icon for shrimp entree?

posted 6 years ago in Food
  • poll: Icon on RSVP card for Shrimp Scampi entree option?
    Fish : (10 votes)
    37 %
    Lobster : (3 votes)
    11 %
    Ditch the icons altogether : (14 votes)
    52 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Yikes! Shrimp really isn’t lobster OR fish. Some people eat fish, but not shrimp, etc. Lobster is a lot nicer than shrimp, so maybe that’s false advertisement?

    Can’t the invite company make another icon?

    Post # 4
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    It isn’t either.  But I definitely would not do lobster.  I’d be peeved if I thought it was lobster and it turned out to be shrimp!

    Post # 6
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    276 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    i want to weigh in from a standpoint you might not have considered. i have a deathly shellfish allergy. so i think you need to be explicit and have a picture of what exactly is being served to avoid any confusion. because i can eat fish and lobster, but not any other type of shellfish (no shrimp, crab, crawfish, etc.).

     

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’d say go for the fish icon. I think a fish can represent seafood in general so that seems to make more sense to me personally. 🙂

    Post # 8
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    615 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012 - Mother of the Bride's residence

    To me, the fish makes more sense — shrimp is seafood, and a fish icon can be representative of the sea!

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I wouldn’t put either. A lobster would be confusing, but a regular fish could really be a problem for someone who doesn’t really pay attention but is allergic to shellfish (and, yes, people should actually read the rsvp card before checking anything, and shouldn’t just look at pictures, but we all know on the Bee how lucky we are if people pay attention to the rsvps at all. Smart people become dumb the instant they start filling out rsvp cards). 

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m not sure I’d order “fish” but if I knew it was shrimp scampi, I would order it for sure

    Post # 11
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Can’t you just list what they are?  Chicken is pretty straight forward for an icon, but a fish to represent all seafood is a bit vague.  If I were to chose seafood I would want to know exactly what it was since I (and most) eat some types of fish/seafood but not others.  

    Not to mention people that could eat fish but are allergic to shellfish.

    Post # 12
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    4693 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @rambleonrose:  Since it will say shrimp scampi next to it I would just do the fish.

    Post # 13
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    Bee Keeper

    Yah I think you need to get them to create a shrimp icon. Definitely don’t put lobster. If you have to choose, fish is more general so it would be a better option. 

    Post # 14
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    3078 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Will it actually say what the dish is next to the icon?

    Post # 15
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    412 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’d try and find a small icon online some where and see if they can use it. There has to be a shrimp somewhere.

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