(Closed) Including appetizers on menu?

posted 5 years ago in Engagement
Post # 2
1305 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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kmott09 :  We didn’t list what apps we were serving during the cocktail hour because the guests did not enter the main reception area until after cocktail hour. We had a plated 5 course dinner and each of those options was listed on the menu.

Post # 3
3045 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

This is an interesting question. I have no answer but I’m curious. We have the full menu listed on our website. As a guest I don’t recall ever seeing appetizers listed on the menu for a plated dinner since I wasn’t seated until after I had appetizers. Not doing menus at the reception bc there’s only one of three options to choose from and those are listed when guests RSVP so they know their meal choice before arriving.

Post # 4
7991 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

we only put what was served at the reception, not the cocktail hour.


main (we listed the 3 choices)



Post # 5
7800 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I would leave them off. I dont see the point in listing them somewhere they won’t see them until after theyve already eaten them. 

If you want to include on the RSVP something like “passed h’orderves and cocktails followed by dinner” you could. But thats about all I would do. 

Post # 6
5304 posts
Bee Keeper

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jellybellynelly :  This is a good idea. 

OP is it possible to give just a little more detail on the RSVP cards? I realize space is limited but just a few more words for each option btw Chicken Beef or Vegetarian, because that might influence the choices – for example if you’re serving Chicken Marsala, some guests will love this while others may like chicken but not in a marsala sauce and decide to go with the beef. Or you may get someone choose beef then read the menu and be thinking ‘aww I love chicken marsala, if I knew it was this I would have ticked off chicken. And I’m not a vegetarian but I sometimes prefer the vegetarian mains….

Post # 8
2363 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

No point since they won’t see it. I say no. 

Post # 9
340 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Are the guests choosing their food ahead of time or at the reception? If it’s ahead of time, I would just skip menu cards. We had a menu card for the table but we had stations. So we wanted people to be able to plant their attack, lol. But if they’ve already chosen their food, listing them out in detail might just bum people out about their choice.

Post # 10
661 posts
Busy bee

It would be strange to include them if folks have already eaten them before seeing the menu.

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