Post # 1
So I’m thinking of printing up menu’s for the reception, however I’m curious:
Since the guests are picking their meal choice when they RSVP, how can I present the menu so that they don’t think they have the choice at that time – at the reception?
Putting a menu based on what that specific person ask for at their sitting seems too complicated and confusing for the people setting up the hall (if it’s not me)
So whats the norm for this?
Post # 3
I think if a guest sends in their reply cards with their choice, they will know they don’t get to change their minds at the wedding. or they should. if not, they aren’t very smart ; )
Post # 4
This is an excellent question; I was wondering the same thing. I love the idea of having menus (they look so nice tucked into a napkin)… but how to make them work when you have multiple entrees. I never like to assume people remember. I attended 8 weddings last summer and at one of them the waiters went around and asked what we had preordered… I couldn’t remember which it was! Though Dreamy may be right, that may be the only way to do it. Hmmm….
Post # 5
The last wedding I went to just listed all three entrees on the menu. Our placecards had stamps designating what we had ordered so the waiters knew. It worked out well.
Post # 6
Would it bo okay to put a statement on the card somewhere that says something about the food choice having been pre-selected?
I’m at a loss for an actual good way to word it…but you know what I mean?
Post # 7
I am planning on doing mine like this:
very simple…..and too bad for them if they changed their minds! we are doing the stamp thing as well, so the waiters know.
Post # 8
Mine will be based on the color of place setting card they have white is chicken, pink is fish – that kind of thing.
Good point dreambml – if they change their minds, tough cookies!
Post # 9
I’m a wedding planner and instead of only having a menu card, I incorporate a short list of the reception events to create a Menu/Reception Program. That way the guests knew what to expect next. Here’s what I created for my client:
Marisa & Clifford
September 16, 2007
The First Dance
Sparkler Send Off
Thank you for sharing our special day with us.
Marisa and Cliff