Response Cards – Meal selection description?

posted 3 years ago in Paper
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@vess5:  I would keep it as simple as possible beef, chicken, fish

at most- fillet of beef, chicken breast, baked salmon.

It is not a menu. Even menus today are ridiculously wordy.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Ditto what julies1949 said

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

We’ll put the details on the reception page, of our website. We can only have one choice – it will be a duet entree, plus vegetarian, if needed. Only a few words will go on the card, like duet: beef and chicken.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

mine just has symbols for beef, chicken, fish, and vegetarian (a carrot) – I was running out of space! The details of each meal are on my wedding website if they’re that picky

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

@vess5:  We haven’t chosen the duet yet – taste testing is this Saturday. We can’t have shellfish – future FIL is allergic; would love to have surf n turf, otherwise. FH and I want salmon, but not everyone likes it and it’s a bit strong smelling. There’s the old problem of chosing what we want to eat that night and what would be most popular, for our guests.  

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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Sorry about the previous post – I’m having trouble editing.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2014

What I was writing was that our catering director advised us to go as simple as possible when it came to descriptions on response cards. I, too, was confused about how to word the vegetarian meal…….we settled on “vegetarian pasta” FI’s comment was listing “vegetarian” sounded as though the meal option was the canibalization of a vegetarian!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

As a guest I’d like just a little information. 

For instance there was a recent thread where some Bees made a point that they wouldn’t want Chicken Marsala because they hate mushrooms.  I don’t think you need to do “free range chicken breast, with porcini mushrooms in a pan sauce reduction including Marsala”  But a one word description would be helpful: “asian chicken”  “spicy shrimp” or “yankee pot-roast” is better than chicken, fish, beef.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

@vess5:  My father loves sea bass – thinks it’s the best tasting fish out there, but our venue doesn’t offer it. My sister had the choice of 2 duet entrees, and couples and friends just switched around. I can’t have any shellfish, in the building, including shrimp, mollusks, etc.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Ours was “beef and scallops,” “chicken and shrimp,” and “halibut.” I think it’s OK to just list “beef” or “chicken” but I do think you need to put the type of fish instead of just “fish.”

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