Post # 1
Just wanted your opinion about our reply cards. We recently went to our menu tasting at our venue, and decided that we wanted all of the steak to be cooked medium. The problem with steak is that everyone likes it cooked differently, but we decided that based on the cut of beef, medium would be the safest bet. With that being said, many people may find medium too raw. The chef at the venue suggested we put how the meat is cooked on our reply cards so that people were not sending back their beef on the day of the wedding and if they didn’t like their meat cooked medium, they could choose the chicken instead.
It would look something like this:
Does it look confusing to you? Do you think people will know what we mean by just writing (medium) on the reply card?
Also, we decided we didn’t want “adult reception” on our invites, and put it on the reply card instead. What do you think about the way it looks on here?
Thanks for any feedback!!!
Post # 4
The little “no’s” at the bottom are alittle confusing. I would just have a line to check off.
Post # 5
I definitely understand what you mean by the (medium,) and think it’s very considerate for your guests. Most venues and people just have the meat and due the high volume of meals cooked and served in a short amout of time, don’t offer a temperature choice. Alerting your guests to this beforehand is a nice gesture.
You may want to consider moving the “Adult only reception” line to the bottom right side of the card. It will pop a little more.
Also, you can get rid of “No.” if you want since you already state “Please indicate an entree for each guest,” filling in a number in the blank is already implied. May just make them a little more cleaner.
they look great!
Post # 6
That’s a very considerate response card! Nicely done!
Post # 7
They look lovely – love the design and color combo!! Makes for an elegant invite!
If they were mine though, I would make the RSVP in larger font – kind of like an introduction to the card so to speak…and I would put dietary restrictions under the menu choice – that would make the selection of the menu look more appealing to fill out, put still keep the importance of the allergy factor. and then I would also center “adult reception” on the bottom rather then on the left hand side – have you tried italizing it to see if it softens it a little?
But take it with a grain of salt – right now we are putting together 150 invites ourselves so we are in assembly line mode’ !
Post # 8
I agree, this is very considerate of you! I’d say that 90% of the weddings I’ve been to have served beef done well, and I much prefer medium. Very good idea!
Agree that you can get rid of the “No.” which would give more room for the “adult reception only” notation. Up to you.
I also really like your reply card design! If you don’t mind my asking, did you use a template or DIY this?
Post # 9
Do you need to know which guest is getting which meal? Because the way the card is set up right now, guests are just asked to indicate how many of each entree their party would like.
Post # 10
Thanks everyone for your suggestions and compliments! I will definitely be changing the “no.” part, and moving the “Adults Reception” part.
@Luv2BeachIt: I can’t take any credit! They were designed for us and I was just sent the mock up. I wish I was this talented .
@sportsgal31: OMG! I didn’t even think of that?! How is it usually written?
Post # 11
@diamond.bride: I would say “Please initial each guest’s entree choice” or something like that, and take out the “No.” under each line.
Post # 12
@sportsgal31: Thank you!! Didn’t think of that
Post # 13
Agree…I would ask guests to initial by their choice(s). That way you can indicate on their escort cards (if you’re doing that) and help the servers out.
We put it as:
Please initial next to your meal choice:
______ Meal A
______ Meal B
______ Meal C
They do look beautiful though!
Post # 14
I’m confused, I didn’t know that the servers get your list of guests, and know beforehand who ordered what…don’t they just use it as a general guide to know how much of each entree to prepare for, and they do get extra…like if some puts down beef and the day of switches to chicken, it’s fine…it’s not really set in stone.
Post # 15
@BrooklynWife: Ya, this is all news to me! I think some venues make their meals according to the numbers, and most people don’t remember what they said they would like to eat months before, so you are advised to put the selection on the reply card to help both the servers and guests. I imagine some people will see the steak but ordered chicken and will change their mind (and in vice versa) but as a general rule of thumb, it helps the servers know where to put each plate without having to ask 150 people if they ordered chicken, beef or vegetarian!
Again, this is my guess!! Could be off a bit