Post # 1
I knew this would happen, but apparently even the people who think they are being all wonderful and rsvp’ing right away are still driving me crazy cuz they can’t read where I wrote, “write your INITIAL next to your entree,” and just put check marks. thanks, that is so helpful… (but it’s even from friends I love, so I can’t be too annoyed!) so for the friends I love I am just emailing them, but for the more obscure relatives and friends of Fiance…
would you think it is safe to assume that the woman of the couple would be the one to order the “lighter” entree? (eg, salmon over steak?)
(I just don’t want too many cases where the waiter sets the entree down, and the woman looks up and says, “this isn’t what I ordered!” before she sees her husbands!)
Post # 3
No I don’t think it’s safe to assume that… I personally would order a steak over salmon any day.
Post # 4
I don’t think it’s a big deal to mix up a couple’s entree if they check instead of initial… after all since they’re sitting together they can just switch.
I think it depends on the people. I know in my group of friends, there would be a lot of shit-talking if I used that rule of thumb so I’d probably just go alphabetically or something else. But whatever you do, I don’t think it really matters since the people whose orders might be switched will be couples and families who can just switch plates. (actually, often in my group, couples will order opposite dishes so they can both try each)
Post # 5
OMG- we are date twins and I am having the EXACT same problem. Nobody is initialling! I am putting chicken with girl and steak with guy when this happens…
honestly , they can switch if they have to I figure!
Post # 6
I’m with futureMrsCPT, I would choose steak over salmon BUT I also wouldn’t care if it was just a quick switch between mine and FI’s plates.
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2011 - St. Joseph's Parish, Seattle Tennis Club
I had this same problem too!! 🙂 SO many people just put a check, or an “x”, or something. Ha. Silly people.
I don’t think it’s a huge deal, as I presume the couple will be sitting together, so they can just switch as necessary.
But yeah, this bugged the crap out of me.
Post # 8
I mean, I’m asking cuz even if I don’t try and figure out who is who, I still do have to assign one entree to one person! So even though some girls on here have said they would prefer steak, I’m wondering if I would be *slighly* more likely to get it right if I assumed the opposite!
Post # 9
I think it’ll be fine if you just assign them that way.
(I also would have no problem switching plates with Fiance, I was just saying I would want the steak…but then, so would he so we wouldn’t have that problem )