(Closed) Is it OK to be generic on entree cards?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Entree cards
    It is OK to be generic : (23 votes)
    92 %
    Try and see if you can bump up your tasting even though it isn't looking good... : (2 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    23602 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    The only set back I can see here is if someone is allergic to something in a dish that you end up choosing…

    Post # 4
    Member
    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @Willow1991:  Yup, I think that is totally fine. That’s usually how I’ve seen it. 

    Maybe you could put something at the bottom of the card like, “If you have any specific dietary restrictions or food allergies please e-mail us at __________”

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    23602 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @KatNYC2011:  good suggestion!

    Post # 7
    Member
    672 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I think thats fine. We put steak, salmon, vegetarian on ours… so just a little more specific but still doesn’t list what it is made and served with

    Post # 8
    Member
    7173 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    Yes!  I definitely think it is ok to list it like that.  

    I went WAY too specific on mine and added sauces and minute details – it was WAY too detailed.  The only thing I’d do is if you are having fish – put the type of fish (like salmon, halibut, etc.) since that makes a huge difference IMO.

    Post # 9
    Member
    828 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’ve only ever seen generic entree cards.

    Post # 10
    Member
    7431 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    @pengoala:  agreed. I’m allergic to mushrooms and sweet potatoes, so I would be unsure what to choose without knowing what came with it, and if something was in a sauce

    Post # 11
    Member
    2580 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Most I’ve seen are generic…I know ours was! It just said “Fish” and “Vegetarian.” A few friends contacted me for more specifics (like to ask what kind of fish, etc) to make sure it would be okay. If it came out and someone saw it had something they couldn’t eat, we had extras of the other dish that they could sub if necessary.

    Post # 12
    Member
    364 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I think that’s how they usually are anyway

    Post # 13
    Member
    175 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Ours are generic, and because of food drama we enclosed a menu as a separate portion to the invitation. Generic is the norm 🙂 

    Post # 15
    Member
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    Please try to be specific on the entree cards. Someonw may love beef, for example, but hate how it is prepared in what you have chosen and/or be allergic to an ingredient. Knowing ahead of time what exactly is being served allows someone to pick the chicken instead if they don’t care for the beef option and vice versa.

    Post # 16
    Member
    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’d be as specific as you can or realize you might be kind of limited to not going too out there with additions. I’m allergic to shellfish and hate when I pick chicken or beef only to find out when my meal is put in front of me that it’s actually surf and turf, or chicken stuffed with shrimp. 

    I put an “anything we should know?” field on my invites and some people used it to mention allergies, which was pretty helpful because I could address people individually if I had any further concerns  

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