Post # 1
How in the world do I have guests indicate their meal choice if I’m not doing place cards? I would rather do a poster board with everyone’s name on it like the one below. Each guest will have to indicate their meal option on the response card. I swear I’ve been to weddings where this was the case but can’t picture what they have done at the reception to let the waiters know which meal goes where.
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I would just do a diagram and give it to the coordinator
Post # 4
Is it assigned seating once the guests get to their tables? If you use a seating chart instead of escort cards you can still have place cards on the table. The place cards can indicate meal choices.
Post # 5
I’m trying to avoid place cards altogether. I was just going to assign tables rather than seats…
Post # 6
@cb543822: If you don’t know what seat each guest will choose, you will only be able to tell the waitstaff that there are 3 beef, 2 chicken and 3 fish at table 12. The waiters then will have to ask each guest their choice of entree, but that is not unusual.
You could get some wine charms in as many colors as you have entree choices, have them near the seating chart with a sign asking guests to pick one to match their entree ( have sample pics) and ask the guests to place them on their water glass.
You might even be able to find (or make) wine charms in the shape of a cow, fish, chicken etc.
Post # 7
the last wedding i went to we indicated on the meal cards from the invite (i’m assuming so they could get a total count) but at the wedding a waiter went around and took the orders like a regular restaurant then delivered the plates accordingly
Post # 8
We had assigned tables so our servers knew that Mary Smith at table 4 needed a vegetarian meal. So the servers went to table 4 and said, “Ms Mary Smith?” and Ms Mary indicated who she was and everyone was happy.
I’ve had this done for me a few times.