Post # 1
I am about to send my invitations to the printer, and I have a question for the Hive.
There will be a choice of 4 entrees at dinner, but guests do not choose until they are seated and will be provided menus. I know most people expect to see “please check your entree choice, chicken/beef/fish” on their RSVP.
I wasn’t sure how to address this so on my Reception information enclosure instead of
Cocktail hour and reception immediately following ceremony
Cocktail hour and dinner reception immediately following ceremony—dinner menu will be provided by your wait staff.
Do you think this sounds OK? I’m just trying to avoid the inevitable, “oh hey you forgot to ask what we want for dinner” comments. Thanks In Advance.
Post # 3
I think the wording is okay, but I also see no problem with leaving it off all together. I have received plenty of RSVP cards without an entree selection question and never thought anything of it.
Post # 4
If there was no wording on what was for dinner than I would assume it would be a buffet, but that might just be a regional thing (?).
So personally I would remove everything after the dash (they still know dinner will be served with the dinner reception)
Post # 5
@Mudonthetires: Not sure if it would be regional. It’s not a buffet, just the way our venue does it is we select 4 entrees and then the guests select their entree at the table.
Or I could say something like “dinner selections will be provided by your wait staff”.
actually I’m obviously over thinking this.
Post # 6
I would completely remove the wording regarding the dinner choices. If I got an invitation like that I would assume it was buffet, a duet plated dinner or that it was restaurant style, (with menus). I wouldn’t think that they forgot to include the dinner selection.
Post # 7
also, regionally people here usually get a choice on the RSVP, I’ve actually never been to a wedding where you don’t choose beforehand so I guess that’s coloring my perception of people getting confused.
Post # 8
If I didnt see choices on the RSVP card, I would assume that it was buffet, single choice, or choose at the table.
Post # 9
I think it’s too wordy for an invitation and would leave off everything after “cocktails and dinner to follow”.
As a guest, I wouldn’t think anything of it.
Post # 10
Another vote for leaving it off. Even if people assume it’s a buffet, they’ll figure out that it’s not when they arrive. No big deal.
Post # 11
I just got a wedding invite that said “cocktails, dinner, and dancing to follow” I think that sounds cute. Your wording is a bit awkward and unnecessary.
I don’t think anyone is going to think you forgot to ask what they want to eat. they are going to assume it’s buffet or resturant style
Post # 12
Thank you ladies, I can always depend on you for great advice! I’ll fix it.