(Closed) How do i do this?!-plated dinner bees help please :)

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Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Color coding of some sort?

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We are doing menus and the vegetarians are going to have a light blue menu and the meatatarians are going to have dark blue menus.

Having different colored place cards or napkins would probably be the easiest for the servers. Also, give them a copy of your seating chart so they have an idea of what should go where. Can you post a picture of what you are looking to do for the napkin wrap? I think I’m a little confused on what it should look like. 

Hope that helps!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have been to a lot of weddings where they dont incorportate your meal choice at your seat.  Im assuming its done on a seating chart prior.  and in the event youre worried about too many little things at the table.  I would say do a seating board in the lobby to display where everyone is sitting and then put their place cards at their seats.  It would essentially eliminate 2 of the items.  Were either just dont a seating board or escort cards.  Personally I dont care where each guests sits at the table Ive selected for them. The other thing you could do is use the place cards as an escort card.  Place the napkins and the rings at a table outside??  depends on what exactly you are trying to achieve if you want everyone to sit in a particular seat or not.

Post # 7
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Worker bee

I work at a country club and when brides have a plated dinner we ask that they color code somehow. Everything will run much more smoothly because waitors won’t constantly be asking your guests what they ordered. With that, you run the risk of people changing their meal choices and sometimes not having enough. Stick a little color coded dot in the corner of the place card and let the staff know what each color means. It will make life SOOO much easier for you and them.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’ve been to weddings where its not pre-selected entrees, it’s every other person at the table.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

When FH and I were talking about this he said he wanted to put a little chicken sticker or a little cow sticker for chicken or beef entrees and just leave it blank for vegetarian options. I thought it was funny, not sure if we will do it or not but we might just do little color coded dots for them.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

When FH and I were talking about this he said he wanted to put a little chicken sticker or a little cow sticker for chicken or beef entrees and just leave it blank for vegetarian options. I thought it was funny, not sure if we will do it or not but we might just do little color coded dots for them.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I agree with the others, using different colors will be a good way to tell them apart, but not so noticable for guests.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We just did table number and escort cards. Then what I did was gave a list to the venue that showed who the people were/where they were sitting for those that chose the menu item that the least amount of people chose. So the waiters knew exactly where to put those meals and then knew everyone else was the same. We only had 2 plated dinner options though so that’s how that worked out.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Krispy1327: oooh!! That makes so much more sense now! I had a vision of a napkin ring with a stand and I don’t know what, it was 6 in the morning..brain does not work that early. Those are totally cute! And I agree with you on tent cards, they kind of say 5 year old birthday party to me.

Since that picture has a neat little design. maybe you can use two different designs to differentiate the meals, Just make sure you use ones that the difference are easily recognized!

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