(Closed) Entree Selection on Place card? HOW?

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

Some people do different color paper, little stickers, or different colored jewels. Then they let the caterer know what the different colors mean.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Mrs. Taffy put different colored stickers on the entree cards.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would use the little coloured dot stickers!

Green for veggie

Red for beef

Yellow for chicken

I was a banquet server for a few summers and this was the common way of doing it! But you could always check with your caterer to see what they prefer!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

i just got info on this from our caterer. if you have a tent-shaped place card, you can put letters on the back, like “B” for beef so the servers can see who gets what. or you can give the caterer a list of the table numbers and guests and how many meals of each kind at each table. then the servers just ask the guests. that requires trusting that the guests actually remember what they ordered though ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

The cutest way I saw it done was little stick-on jewels. The only issue is that some meals got pink stones, others got red and the room was dark so the catering staff had to ask us which one we got anyway. So – make sure there’s big color differences!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

I’ve also seen people print little cows, chickens, and fish on their place cards.  I think style me pretty has a template.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I had the same dilemma when my venue let me know I had to color coordinate my place cards. I’m using wax seals of different colors with our initial A on top and then the persons name and table # under that. 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Be careful about the caterer staff having to ask your guests what they are having. Because if the beef looks good people will say they are having beef when they actually “ordered” chicken. And so amounts may be off!

Post # 11
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461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t know if it helps, but I was planning on making my menus light blue for the vegetarians and dark blue for the meat-eaters.

Are you having assigned seating? You could always draw a map for the caterers. I would also make note on their cards just in case someone decided to move.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Could you add ribbon to your place cards and have a different color for each selection.

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