What about making the menu a part of the ceremony program?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
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2885 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m not so sure it is green if you are printing one thing on a really large sheet of paper oposed to two things on half a sheet of paper. 

I also think the menu and all that information would be distracting from people being in the moment. 

And to add to that, starting your ceremony 15 minuts after the start time would have me a bit miffed.  As a guest, I don’t want to sit there for probably 25 minutes (I will get there 10 minutes early as that is the type of person I am) with nothing but the program to entertain me.  Even with all the extras on the program, I will probably be done reading it in the 10 minutes I would typically wait for the ceremony, let along the 25 minutes I will now be waiting. 

Post # 4
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1298 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Generally a lot of times the programs get left behind at the ceremony site/thrown away, so I’m not sure how helpful it will be . . . people may have forgotten what was on the menu by the time dinner rolls around. 

Post # 6
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1298 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

sarahdearest:  If that’s the case then if you are really wanting to be ‘green’, maybe you can make a menu sign to display at the reception to save paper. 

Post # 7
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760 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens

I like the idea. Apparently we are in the minority, OP. We are making a “Field Guide” to the wedding, and I was trying to figure out what to put on each of the pages – the menu is a great idea! I hadn’t been planning to have one at each seat, anyway, since we’re doing a buffet. Thanks for the inspiration!

Post # 8
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1110 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

sarahdearest:  

I think it’s a cute idea!  We made our programs fun, and did a walk-through of what to expect for the ceremony, explained who everyone in the bridal party is, and did a quick snippit on what to expect afterward (we briefly mentioned cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing). But we could have included something like “enjoy cocktail hour with delicious hors d’oeurves! Just make sure to leave room for dinner!  We’ll be having:  [insert menu here]”

I think it would be cute, fun, and different. 🙂 I love the idea!

Post # 9
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Our programs are full front and back. There wouldn’t be room for a menu.

Our menus will be on the same type of paper [and size] as our programs, and are also front and back. Menu options on the front, and signature drinks on the back.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Maybe you could print the menu on the back of the table numbers, so there would be 1 per table? You could put it in a picture holder so both sides are visible

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