(Closed) How specific is your RSVP card?

posted 10 years ago in Food
Post # 3
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think beef or fish is fine (that’s as much detail as I’ve ever gotten, and this isn’t a restaurant!) but I do think that if you’re going to potentially serve something people are allergic too, you should let them know. That would definitely make a difference in my order.

Post # 4
4211 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

maybe you could have a little line that says “Please inform us of any allergies” or something like that if you dont know the guests well enough?

Post # 5
229 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

On our RSVPs we put the names of the dishes based on what our venue called them, for example, Champagne Chicken rather than just Chicken. 

Post # 6
3968 posts
Honey bee

I was super detailed (probably to a fault – I included the sauce it would be served with).  I rarely see that much detail on RSVP cards – but I wanted people to love their food and know what they are getting (personally, I hate not knowing what kind of fish or beef… as it would affect my choice).

What about putting the type of beef and “Macadamia-crusted ‘x'” as the choices?


Post # 7
12 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

i think you answered yourself. people may very well enjoy a fish meal but become very turned off by a coconut taste. If you are requesting a count before the wedding I would be upfront on your RSVP card. To save yourselves the cost of a possibly wasted meal and the disappointment of hungry guests! I think it’s the case with many meals and dishes, people like the base but their preferences are very much based on sauces, spices, extras, etc. If guests have to make a choice, please inform them what they are choosing!

Post # 8
1741 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Apple Cake:we just did -beef  -chicken -kid’s meal (4-12)

our website has a couple more words…



I think the website says

-Kobe Beef  -Herb crusted sonoma chicken -Kid’s Meal (4-12) chicken fingers and

-I have a food allergy or dietary need and will let you know what it is

That last option will help us call everyone and make sure those allergic to onions don’t get the beef, etc. And it includes the “hidden” vegetarian option.

Post # 10
2492 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We used the names that our chef used…it sounded prettier to me then “chicken” “beef”

Post # 11
41 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

@PitBulLover: I agree. You should put ‘dietary requirements’ or something along those lines, then guests can out down any allergies they have, or if they’re vegetarian, etc x

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