Post # 1
What do you think of the menu as a part of the wedding program? I read about this idea on Off Beat Bride and I’m considering it for my own upcoming nuptials with a trifold program from Etsy.
Things I love about it:
I love the idea of being green and not printing out more stuff
I love the idea of not be stressed out about printing another thing 🙂
We’re starting the ceremony 15 minutes later than the invitation time. I think it gives people something to read and look forward to!
I love that it’s different! 🙂
A few more details:
Our ceremony and reception are in the same spot. This would definitely not work otherwise!
We are including other things in our program to be different. Including: 1) A note about being full present in the moment and turning of cell phones and cameras. 2) A broad overview of the rest of the night 3) Thank you 4) Quote 5) Fun facts about my fiance and I 6) Possibly questions they can answer…like, “What should we name our kids?” & “Where do you think we’ll be living in 10 years?” 6) The hashtag for social media for the reception
<br />What do you think Bees? Including the dinner menu….yay or nay and why!
Things I don’t like about it
Possibly looking cheap
Post # 2
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 # 3
I’m not thrilled about the ceremony being late, but I had to for my situation. Mexicans and Indians aren’t known for being timely. 🙂 We briefly considered even having 2 separate invitations. One with the real time and one with a fake time. Like, 30 minutes earlier than what we planned! We’re also doing it later than the stated time because we have a non-weekend date, with many people traveling more than 45 minutes duing rush hour in a a major metro area. It was a must! Thanks for your input! 🙂
Post # 4
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 # 5
emstar168: What if the menu is just to let people know what’s there, not for giving them options? (They don’t have a choice!)
Post # 6
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
- 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
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
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
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
Post # 11
This is our inspiration for what the program would look like. So it’s more of a little book and not just one piece of paper. That’s why I was thinking a menu inside would be ok. But please, keep the opinions rolling in! I love hearing what everyone has to say! 🙂