(Closed) How are your guests selecting their entrees?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

We had a seated dinner with dual entrees so everyone got the same thing- 1/2 portions of filet mignon and parmesan crusted chicken with sides.

We just RSVPd for a friend’s rehearsal dinner though and they had a response card to choose your entree. It had a note to put your initials by your choice. It was simple enough as the guest and I think the information is probably pretty easy to collect on the host side as well.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We are having buffet style bbq so no picking options for us!  But you could always have the server ask “meal a or meal b” when bringing out the dinner…I went to a wedding like this and it wasn’t that bad.  Also on the response card I filled out they didn’t have us choose an option

 

 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We’re having a menu card at the table and people select the night of. Our reception is at a restaurant, but they don’t offer their full menu for big events, so it’s kind of like a caterer. There will be a waitress/waiter that comes around and takes everyones “ordeR”… not sure of all the logistics but the same thing happened at my sister’s wedding and it worked out fine 🙂

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ours are on the response cards. We’re only using the response cards as a count for the reception hall. We’re making a seating chart and giving them the number of each meal per table, so for us it doesnt matter who gets what.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

The only thing is make sure that there are a few extras of each of the dishes.  I’ve known people who have RSVPd for one option but at the wedding said the other option because they were in the mood for the filet that day and not the chicken like they originally requested.  I’m sure this isn’t a common problem but I have seen it happen; just something to think about.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Just put the entree on the response card and have each guest initial next to what they choose like lampshade127 said!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We are asking guests to initial next to each choice also. Then there will be a stamp on their escort card to let the waiters know who ordered what.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

at my cousins wedding, we put the # of each option on the response card and they told the staff how many of each meal woul dbe at each table, so when they brought it out, you just said with one you ordered. That way they had the right amount of food made

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

At our venue, the servers just ask chicken or fish and we don’t have to give them any numbers beforehand.  Definitely ask your caterer what they recommend.  I think the response cards are just so they have an idea of quantity, rather than which person gets which meal.

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We had entree a la surprise. ie no choice. you eat what you’re served! in fact, our venue didn’t even make it sound like we HAD a choice, they just said “pick one from each category” and we did.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Ours selected their entree on the RSVP card.  We did it like this

M___________

__ Accepts with pleasure

__ Declines with Regrets

Please select your entree

M____________

__ steak  ___ chicken  ___ salmon

M____________

__ steak  ___ chicken  ___ salmon

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