(Closed) Having a buffet – still use menu cards?

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

What is your centerpiece?

Post # 4
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Helper bee

If you’re doing a buffet, there is no need for menu cards at the table, as the buffet set up should have signs for each item.  You’re in Key West!  Isn’t that decoration enough? Laughing

What are your centerpieces?

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’re having a buffet too.  I’m finding that buffets tend to be more the standard thing in the south and what I usually see done is like a menu card on the buffet (as opposed to each table) table or like place card sized cards with the menu item that it’s sitting in front of.  That way everyone knows what they’re eating 🙂 

-Good Luck!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We’re having a buffet, and I’m not planning on doing menu cards, since the buffet will have signs in front of each dish.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I am doing a buffet and doing menus because I want people to have an idea of what they want before they go up to speed up the process a little bit.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I put out a menu card on each table to give the guests an idea of what was to come. I wasn’t sure I could rely on the venue to have little labels…I don’t think they ended up having them either. I have no idea if people read them.  I’d say they’re not 100% necessary but if you have time/want to do them, go for it!

 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

We had menu cards on each table as well. (For buffet) This makes the buffet line move MUCH faster, as people already know ahead of time what foods will be served!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

what about 1 per table?  That way people can look at the food choices before they walk up the the buffet?  1 per table encourages interaction between table guests!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I love me a pig-roast!

actually, your reception sounds a lot like mine–buffett, no centerpieces, no favors, and…

Menu cards! We’re doing them. Not because you need them, just because I like them. Sure, you don’t *need* them, but if you want them, I (obviously) don’t think it’s weird and I think that your guests will appreciate them.

We’re having long banquet tables, and the menu cards, along with some pastry baskets (it’s a brunch) and champagne/wine bottles, will be the “centerpieces.”

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

@bride17458: Thank you for posting this. I did not even think of menu cards…duh!

I think I will do the same as you and others. I may print menu cards for each table or guest so that they will have an idea of the food by the time they get to the buffet.

Thanks again for the reminder!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Im having a buffet. We ARE using menus on each place setting, just because it look so damn good… LOL

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