Place cards and meal choice?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
9949 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@IndyBea:  We bought cute blank greeting cards from TJ Maxx and wrote people’s first names on the front, and their meal choice on the back.

We also gave the caterers the seating chart so they’d know where each meal was supposed to go.  

Post # 4
42082 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@IndyBea:  You can use a colored sticker

a different color card- white =steak  purple = chicken

different color embellishments

have the name in a different color

use a symbol


Post # 5
42082 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You can get these little crystals at the Dollar Store

Post # 6
1233 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013


@IndyBea:  I had my guests select their meal choice on their RSVP. I color coordinated their favor boxes to which meal they chose. My greeter at the door of the venue kindly asked everybody to keep their favor box by their plate and it worked out great!

Blue – Tuscan Stuffed Pork Chop

Yellow – Crab Stuffed Tilapia

Ivory – Herb Marinated Chicken Breast

Here are our favor boxes. They were filled with a milk chocolate pecan turtle and a truffle. Each color had a designed truffle too. I had wayyy to much fun with my favors/escort cards 🙂


Post # 7
151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I printed actual pictures of a cow, fish, and lettuce (vegetarian) below names and table #s


Post # 9
11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i used a different colour of small flower and put it in the corner of the place card; pink=beef, black=chicken, green=veg.

these aren’t mine but it gives you an example.

Post # 10
1981 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@IndyBea:  My friend did a different color rhinestone for each menu choice and placing them on the card as an embellishment. I will be borrowing her idea! 🙂 

Post # 11
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Mine wanted a copy of our seating chart, and said if I decided to go with a plated meal that they could use it to hand out the correct plate to the correct person!

Post # 12
451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I don’t have pics of ours, but I’m using different colours of washi tape for each meal choice and using that on the escort cards. The coordinator will also have master list in case

Post # 13
3623 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@IndyBea:  What we did was have the color of the box indicate what the meal choice was (Orange was chicken, gold was fish, red was veggie, and brown was kids) The box had the favor (a chocolate) in it. It made it so easy to make it all in one.


Post # 14
6959 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’d just make sure it’s something fairly obvious. When we met with our caterer she was telling us how the last wedding she went to they used the rhinestones, but they were like…orange and red. In a dimly lit room. Needless to say, it didn’t work that well.

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