(Closed) Food Choices – Letting the waiters know – need ideas.

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

THe escort idea has worked very well in my experience.  WHere people left or lost theirs, the waiter just asked.  It cut down on how many people they had to ask.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

We’re using a stamp on our escort card stamped & embossed with a different color ink. I have a little star stamp that fits in with the rest of our decor so we’ll be using that. 🙂

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m doing the first method you mentioned. I found some fancy photoshop brushes with vintage animals – cow, chicken and fish. Like others have said, if the guest misplaces them, the wait staff will just ask.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I am struggling with this too!! My escort cards with simple with calligraphy and I really don’t want the meal choice to compete with that. So far I have tried various ribbon things without loving anything – am now experimenting with small flowers I found in scrapbooking supplies. still not sold on anything!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We also had a small wedding (65) with a dinner selection and only assigned tables. I gave a layout to my caterer and put the count of how many of each meal was at each table. I also put their dinner choice on their escort card. I really don’t remember how they wait staff found out what each person was having, but everyone got what they ordered!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I think your idea will work out fine. At least if it doesn’t work for a few people, it’s not hard for the waitstaff to figure out who ordered what with a quick question for the few people who didn’t quite get it right!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill

You could do what Mrs. Peeptoe did… I thought her solution was pretty clever (and cute!).

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I gave our waitstaff a list of the number of each meal per table (like Table 7 – 2 vegetarians).  At each table, they quickly asked who got what.  It worked out fine, no one got the wrong meal, and it wasn’t a crazy thing that took them a long time.  I really stressed about this before the wedding, but it worked itself out beautifully.  

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

I would do what you have planned with the stamps.  If they dont put the escort card in front of them, the servers will most likely (and should) ask to see their card so they know what the guest ordered.  Worst comes to worst they will just ask them what their entree selection is.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club

What are your colors? I really liked an idea I saw another bride do; they printed their menus so that they sat on top/inside of the chargers…and they color coded them with their wedding colors depending on what the guests were eating.  It looked really cute!

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