Post # 1
We recently decided on our two entree options (plus a vegetarian option): a chicken dish and shrimp scampi with linguine. Usually, the RSVP simply just states chicken, beef or fish. I thought it was necessary to be more specific and put “shrimp scampi” since there is huge difference between that dish and other seafood dishes.
My question is this: Our invitation company offers little ‘icons’ next to the entree selection. So, for vegetarian it will be a carrot and chicken will be a chicken (duh) but they gave us 2 options for the shrimp entree…a fish or lobster. I suppose the lobster is a closer relation to shrimp, but the fish just seems simple and ‘neater’ looking. This is definitely one of those wedding planning things that I never thought I would spend time deciding on. lol. Any opinions?
Post # 3
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
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 # 5
That’s exactly what I thought about the lobster icon…lobster is a high-end option, shrimp is not! It will say “Shrimp Scampi” next to it, but still…
Post # 6
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
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
- 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
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
I’m not sure I’d order “fish” but if I knew it was shrimp scampi, I would order it for sure
Post # 11
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
@rambleonrose: Since it will say shrimp scampi next to it I would just do the fish.
Post # 13
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
Will it actually say what the dish is next to the icon?
Post # 15
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.
Post # 16
@Brideonabudgetlauren: Yes, it will. It has the icon and then the words underneath it. So it will look like this: