(Closed) I goofed!

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
908 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oh no!  That stinks!  If it makes you feel a bit better, I listed the wrong phone number for the accomodations on our Save the Date cards.

Have your guests RSVPd yet?

I’d say, wait for them to RSVP then e-mail the tech-savvy ones a form e-mail, something like: "We just got your RSVP and are so glad you plan on attending our wedding.  I forgot to list meal choices on the invitations but I need to provide the caterer with the information so would you prefer chicken or beef?"  Just keep it short and to the point, people will understand.

For people without e-mail addresses, see if you can recruit your Mom and Future Mother-In-Law to help you.  If you each take a third of the people, it really won’t be too bad. 

Just make sure you wait until they RSVP so that you don’t waste time calling people who aren’t coming.  Also, you don’t want to put people in the awkward position of trying to explain to you why they can’t make it.

Hope this helped a bit!

Post # 4
1288 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

Maybe choose for them i.e. one selection for all of the guests, if you know all of them well enough to know if any are vegetarians, at least? I’ve never had a choice for an entree at a wedding I attended, so perhaps they wouldn’t notice the lack of one.

Otherwise, not sure how to get the word out without phone-treeing it up!

Post # 5
1514 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I agree with the previous person that you could email.  Another idea would be to do a cheap postcard and send it out.  Then they can reply by calling or emailing you their choices.

Post # 6
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

One suggestion our caterer had come up with was to ask guests what they would like at the actual reception instead of asking in advance.  He said to do this, you end up paying for a few more entrees than needed, but we could just take those home afterward to eat later.  If you don’t mind ordering a few extra meals, it would save you the time of calling everyone individually.

Post # 7
2641 posts
Sugar bee

Daisy had some good avice.  If you must call, I agree, try to recruit some help.  Get your Fiance, and both your parents involved.  If you can get your Bm’s to maybe call some of the friends. 

Post # 8
16 posts
  • Wedding: June 2009

Nix the multiple choices and instead choose one entree with a vegetarian option on standby!  No one will notice and its MUCH less hassle for you!

Post # 9
1019 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I agree with Wedding Poodle. just pick something for everyone and have a veg option on standby. Nobody will suspect you didn’t plan it that way all along!

Post # 10
2 posts

Ask your catering to create a dual or duet plate using the two entrees you have selected.  Your guests will never know you goofed!

Post # 11
281 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

oooh I like GAweddingplanners idea

Post # 12
538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I like GAweddingplanners idea as well and if that won’t work, the e-mail is a good idea as well, you can do a bcc forward to all of your guests.

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