(Closed) Escorts cards and meal choices

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
6867 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Either ask them to clarify or just assign for them. If Dave wanted the chicken and Susie wanted the steak, they’ll figure out how to trade plates if they’re served the opposite items.

Post # 4
1638 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Instead of a color dot…what about using difderent color escort cards. The colors would coordinate witg your wedding of course. That may look really pretty on your card table

The mr & mrs with different choices will fugure it out.

Post # 5
290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Luvinlife:  Don’t worry about it, they will figure it out at the table if it gets swapped.  This happened to FI and I recently and we couldn’t even remember what we marked on the card in the first place lol. 

Post # 6
11287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012



@Luvinlife:  i had this option at my wedding and to avoid any confusion my rsvp cards had a name line, accept or decline and a meal choice box for each invited guest.  i diy my invites so it was easy to adapt rsvps with 2 spaces or 3 spaces.








__ accepts  __declines




__ chicken;  __ beef;  __vegetarian








__ accepts  __declines




__ chicken;  __ beef;  __vegetarian


as for the place cards, i added a small coloured flower in the corner of each placecard that dictated their meal choice.  pink = beef; black = chicken; green = veg.  it assisted the staff and still looked like part of the details and decor.

these are not mine but it gives you an example.




Post # 7
7109 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I asked people to initial their RSVP cards with their choices. Most didn’t do I just signed the entree and figured they would just switch.

Post # 8
4046 posts
Honey bee

My sister got a packet of classroom type stars. They had lots of gold (chicken), red (beef), blue didn’t get used, and green (for vegetarian). She was careful to put them on the back of the cards, as instructed by the venue, and the wait staff still asked each person, anyway. She had to make a list of the table number, and the number of each of the entrees on each table, too. It seemed like overkill.

We’re having 1 duet entree – to be decided upon, and maybe a few will choose vegetarian. Only the vegs. will get a star, on their cards; the 3 kids meals (in the bridal party) should be obvious. People switch around a lot anyway. My grandmother doesn’t eat read meat, so if we get a beef and chicken duet, she’ll end up with 2 chicken and my father will have the 2 beef.  


Post # 9
10456 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Just take your best guess. I assume you’re seating spouses/family next to each other so they can switch plates no problem. You could also just ask next time you see them. 

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