Post # 1
Sorry, I didn’t know where to put this, so I’m putting it in the beehive. Our RSVP cards will not have a menu selection because all of our guests will receive chicken and filet on one dish. However, we will need to notify the hall prior to the wedding if anyone will require a vegetarian dish. My question is, will vegetarians know to note they require a vegetarian dish, or should I make a note on the bottom for them to specify. If so, what should it say? I tried to add a note but it looked weird. Help please!
Here’s the note I was thinking of adding: “Please note if vegetarian dish is desired on the reverse side of this card.”
Post # 3
why don’t you just add it as a 3rd choice on the RSVP card? Then you can use similar wording/format as the other two entrees.
Post # 4
There are no choices, we only have one dish. That’s why I think it will look weird to only ask for vegetarian.
Post # 5
I think the little note you’re thinking of adding will be helpful. It might save some guests from wondering whether veg is even an option.
Post # 6
oh, i see. sorry, i misread that. but i still think you could just list the 2 options. makes things less confusing In My Humble Opinion
Post # 7
Here’s our entire RSVP card wording if it helps…
The favor of your response is requested
on or before the Twenty-fourth of July
Please note if vegetarian dish is desired on the reverse side of this card.
Post # 8
No, I’m a vegetarian, and in the past I’ve just ended up not eating if there’s no choice for me. I’ve since learned that many caterers have a silent option, but didn’t hear about that until coming on here. So definitely add a note. I really had a hard time enjoying the weddings where I didn’t get to eat!
Post # 9
i’m a vegetarian and i would not know unless specified that there was an option IMO the note you have on tehre is fine
Post # 10
You could say something about letting you know about any “dietary requirements/allergies”? In Australia we’re not given meal choices with RSVPs, so I just include it with my RSVP email/card. I imagine people with nut allergies/gluten free etc do the same, but it’s probably good to give them a prompt (otherwise we might all assume it’s a buffet or that we will get a choice on the night).
Post # 11
I would phrase it as “Please note any dietary requirements on the reverse side of this card”
Post # 12
Thanks for the input everyone. I was skeptical of writing “dietary restrictions” only because its so vague that I’d be worried I’d get responses like “Gluten Free” or “Cholesterol/Fat Free”. Although I respect those dietary restrictions, our venue cannot accomodate multiple choice entrees. It’s either the main dish or vegetarian (or childrens).
Post # 13
I don’t have any menu options on my RSVP card either but I had a vegetarian put a special note on her card to let me know that she needed 3 vegetarian plates for her and her kids.