(Closed) Critique my menu before I print

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
2588 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

It’d be helpful to see the image of what you have now. I don’t think it matters whether you note family-style or not…as for dessert, I would include it since it’s technically part of the menu.

Post # 4
3219 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I added the desserts on my menu

Post # 7
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I think it looks great! A few small suggestions I’d make: 

1) I’d start “tenderloin of beef” on a new line

2) It seems a little odd to me that the salad is the only thing that really has a description. I’d prob nix it and just make the title more descriptive. But really, people will know what it is once they get it.  

Post # 8
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

A couple of little things, it’s inconsistent with the capitalization of the words. For instance “Iced Sugar cookies”. I would either capitalize only the first word, or all of them. Also your second item, beef is on its own line, I would move “with horseradish” up onto the same line. Green bean, mozzarella and tomato what? Salad? Medley? It sort of leaves me guessing what type of dish it is.

Your food sounds delicious! I’d love to be a guest at your wedding!

Post # 9
1486 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@corgitales, you are a girl after my own heart, with starting beef on a new line, that’s the first thing I noticed!

Agree with pp about nixing the description for the salad.  But, seriously, yum!

Post # 10
2090 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think it looks good font-wise – only comment is on the “green bean” line – should it be “green beans with . . . “? Or, green bean, mozzarella and tomato _____?

Sounds yummy!!

Post # 12
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i would suggest being consistent on capitalization and maybe some line break tweaks like below. You could also omit all the “with”‘s if you’d like it more condensed.


Family Style Dinner


Farmers Market greens

Pears, blue cheese, toasted pecans

 dressed with balsamic vinaigrette


Herbwrapped tenderloin of beef

with horseradish sauce


Green beans with mozzarella & tomato


Yukon gold and sweet potato gratin



Dessert Buffet

Wedding cake

(optional: Buttercream-frosted) yellow cake

with vanilla bean and raspberry filling  


Boston cream cupcakes

with chocolate ganache frosting


Iced sugar cookies


Alternately you could capitalize all the first letters of menu item titles  (Farmer’s Market Greens, Herb-wrapped Tenderloin of Beef, Boston Cream Cupcakes, etc…) but it should just be consistent across the menu.

Sounds like a nice dinner!


Post # 13
160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Okay, let me preface this with the fact that I teach English, so I obsess over confusing situations like this where the grammatical rules are unclear…I’m not just some random loony.  Well, maybe a little loony, but that’s another story.

I would do it like this:


Family-Style Dinner


Farmers’ Market Greens

accompanied by pears, blue cheese, and toasted pecans

 and dressed with balsamic vinaigrette


Herb-Wrapped, Roasted Tenderloin of Beef

with horseradish sauce


Green Bean, Mozzarella and Tomato Salad


Gratin of Yukon Gold and Sweet Potatoes



Dessert Buffet

Wedding Cake

golden cake layered with vanilla bean and raspberry filling  


Boston Crème Cupcakes

with chocolate ganache frosting


Iced Sugar Cookies

Since it’s a menu, you can create a kind of title for each dish using capital letters, and then uncapitalize the descriptions.  You could even do the descriptions in a slightly smaller font to save space.  To go back to your original question, I like that you put in a list of the dessert offerings.  If I were a guest at your wedding, I would appreciate that.

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