Post # 1
My venue has a restaurant. On the menu, there are about 20 options for the main dish. My Fiance and I were thinking of giving the guests 3 options were more than enough for the reception. However, my parents would like options, around 6 to 8; their reason being guests would prefer to have more options and plus it makes the event seem grander. There’s no additional cost for more options.
My main concerns are (1) how to fit all this info on the rsvp card (2) keeping track of all the meal options and (3) needing to figure out the seating chart, rather than allowing to sit whereever they choose.
What do you think….are 6 meal options too much?
Post # 3
I have to agree with your parents, more options is always better than less options, (especially if there is no extra cost).
Post # 4
If it’s a restaurant, do they need to know people’s choices ahead of time? I think if so, 3 is plenty. If people can choose the night of, then maybe I’d offer more since it wouldn’t be much hassle for you.
Post # 5
Speaking as a picky eater , I always thought 4 options would be a good number – beef/red meat, chicken, seafood, vegetarian. I’m all for more choices! And if you’re looking to save space on an RSVP, perhaps you could use little icons instead of words or descriptions (cow, chicken, etc.).
Post # 6
Thanks for your comments!
The venue needs a count of guests’ choices ahead of time. Considering my parents wishes and your comments, we’re going to have 6 options.
I did a mockup of the RSVP, which will be a 4.25 x 6 in postcard (max postcard size for 27 cent stamp), with the 6 options. Inspired by Mrs. Lemon. http://www.weddingbee.com/2007/06/01/best-invitation-decision-ever/
Hope it doesn’t look too crowded
Post # 7
I think that looks great! The little icons you chose for the meal options are really cute, too.
Post # 8
Due to budget, we don’t have any options, but I echo <span class=”postby”> gemini606: beef, chicken, fish, and veggie options would be ideal. There’s really no need for more, if you even need that many.
Post # 9
Looks wonderful. I always appreciate a good veggie option 🙂
Sounds like this is decided, but I would factor in how many people will be having meals. Fewer people = fewer choices needed or expected.