Post # 1
I want to have circles that each guest checks off, chicken, beef, or fish. But the chicken is gonna be like chicken parm or stuffed chicken, and the beef is gonna be some sort of steak or prime rib, and the fish is gonna be some kind of pecan encrusted something. There will only be one choice for each of course but we haven’t decided exactly what yet.
Do I have to be that specific? I’ve seen lots of RSVP’s that just have the name of the meat, but I just don’t have room for all of that! We’re making a postcard to save on postage and envelopes…
Did anyone else just list the meat? Did you have any issues with that?
Post # 3
It’s fine to just list the meat! Do you have a wedding website you can put more info on?
Post # 4
Yeah, I’d wait until you’re sure of what meat you’ll be choosing before you order/make your invitations. Some people are kinda picky about meats so they may opt not to have it depending on the cut or ingredients. For the chicken, meat and veg. dishes we have chicken scallopini, beef chataeubriand and eggplant parm. They’re basically self explanatory so that was helpful, because its not like you can describe how it was prepared but some people might not like it!
Post # 5
Just the name is fine, Ive never actually seen anything other than that – its seems excessive and unnecessary – plus it takes up far too much room.
Post # 6
I think it’s fine just to have the type of meat listed, but, I think the more detail you can give the better.
Like, instead of “beef”, put “prime rib” or whatever type of beef you will be actually serving, instead of “fish”, list out “salmon” or whatever type of fish you will offer. I am not a picky eater, even so, there are cuts of meat and types of fish I definitely prefer over others, and it would be very helpful to know up front whether the fish was tilapia or salmon, for instance, as those are not similar in flavor (or generally, in preparation style).
Can you wait until you decide more what you will be serving to send out the RSVPs? If not, I like worcesterbride’s idea of putting more info about the specific food choices on your wedding website.
Post # 7
You need to be as descriptive as possible when mentioning what type of main dish is being served. List all your options, including vegetarian and kids’ meals. There are a million ways to prepare each of those and not everyone likes the same options and ingredients. Also, if a guest may happen to have a food allergy, they won’t have the slightest clue how each of those are prepared if you just list general types of meat as opposed to the more detailed description, so they won’t know what is safe to choose.
Post # 8
We just put the meat too because were not too sure yet what it will be exactly and i think it makes it easier to just put the meat. Ok I didnt put “Cant Wait” though its very cute…but I cant remember what we did put! LOL!
Please RSVP by March 1st
Mr. and Mrs. So&So (2)
__Cant Wait! __Regrets
Please Choose Your Entree:
__Chicken __Steak __ Veggie
Post # 9
I think beef, chicken or fish work best. Even if you had the exact detail, sometimes that confuses people. Regardless, everyone changes their mind once they see it at every wedding I’ve been to.
Post # 10
I have to say be descriptive. Is the chicken stuffed with pork? That could create a problem for some. Also, nut alergies are popular so it’s important to let your guests know ahead of time.
Post # 11
Personally, I prefer a more descriptive RSVP card – but rarely see it. Typically, it’s just chicken, beef, fish. I plan to put the major categories, and then underneath, describe the specific dish.
Post # 12
I think it should just say:
Do you want food? ___ yes ___ no
Food that: ___moos ___ swims ___ converts sunshine to food
Post # 14
Ours just say the type of meat… makes it easier. I’m not about to describe each dish like it’s on a menu, haha!
Post # 15
I would just list the three categories.. Ive been to a few weddings were what I thought I was having wasnt, but Ive always found a few people asking if they want to swap!
Were having a cocktail reception, so the food really isnt an issue.
Good luck, reading this is making me hungry…:P