(Closed) Are you providing a dinner menu?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Oh that’s super cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I love that idea!  I was just thinking about if we’re going to have menus…and I was thinking ‘no’…but now that I see your idea, maybe I just need to be a bit more creative about how to incorporate a menu….

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Such a cute idea! You’ve got to do them.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

No menus for us! I could see doing them if you’re having a seated multi-course dinner, just because it adds a touch of elegance and helps guests prepare for what’s coming, but we’re doing a buffet and I think our caterer will label the food anyway. Or maybe it’ll just be apparent. Love the homage to your and FI’s geekery!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Those are very cool!  We did them but only because I like them and wanted them to dress up the table a little more.  They were one of those projects that would have gotten cut if I ran out of time/energy though.  Not necessary but a nice touch.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I’m planning on having menus – but mostly cos I found an image I REALLY wanted to include in the wedding and it was the only place I figured I could do it! Plus, we’re having a buffet dinner so I figured it’d be nice for people to know what’s going to be on offer.

Post # 8
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Honey bee

It depends on the menu style we’re having, which we have not decided on yet. That said, I think that menus are much more practical for a buffet. With a plated meal, they don’t serve a purpose since your guests don’t really get to choose what they eat as it is picked out for them. With a buffet, if you have menus on the table, guests can read them over after they find their table but before they get up to fill their plates. By doing that, they already have an idea of what is available, what to avoid for any reason (allergies, personal preference, etc) and thus the lines move much quicker than if guests had to decide on the spot whether they want this or that.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

@Ember – hadn’t thought of the waiting in line for people to choose – thanks for giving me a proper reason for having printed menus! Laughing

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Those are so cute! We’re doing menus because I want to add some extra color to the table (plates, napkins, and linens will all be white). I don’t know if I’m creative enough to come up with something as great as that menu tho! You should definitely do it.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I honestly think tha menus are a waste of paper, especially if guests have already chosen their entree and there are no other courses or its a buffet.  That being said, I made one menu per table and stuck it to the back of my table name cards, which are beinjg held up by a photo clip.  I thought it would be nice for guests to know the layout of the meal so they could pace themselves.  You could always have games like a crossword that do not have to do with the menus.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

your menus are super fun!!!! so creative!  Laughing

we are def doing menus…. another project (yay!) and adds to the formality i’m after for the reception.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

They arent necessary, but i think they are an awesome nod to how y’all met.

and to answer your question, I’m probably not doing a dinner menu, it’ll be a brunch one i think 😛 LOL!!!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

We did them actually to bring more color to the tables. I had an Etsy seller make them along with table numbers to coordinate with the invitations. With white linens and chair covers,the only color being used was chair sashes and centerpieces. We had the accent color as the backing of both menus and numbers. Not necessary,but looked great and much more ‘finished’ to me.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

OH! I love these! They are SO cute!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I will probably be doing menus (either 1 per table or 1 at each place setting) – I always appreciate them as a guest.

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