Post # 1
Ok so in 40 days I’m getting married & I’ve got proof … my countdown ap tells me so 😉
Ok so in all seriousness, I have a question for y’all.
We are eloping & not having a reception however we have booked dinner at Canyon Creek (over looking Niagara Falls), there is only 8 of us … is it to much to make cute menus (set menu & price) & ask the staff to place them on the table (1 per couple so between 2 place settings) and also is it too much to give them a few vases that I made (lace covered jars) with candles in them to put on our table? I want it to be a little more than the normal table as it is our wedding dinner … I’m not talking centrepieces, place settings, chair covers, etc … just the menu & a few candles?
(The menu is 2 per 8 X 11 paper that I’ll trim so they are about 5×7 each)
I’d give them like 3 jars (with candles in them already, I may even get the flameless candles for them).
Post # 3
Not too much imo at all. It’s your day and you should do whatever you want!
Post # 4
I think one of the great things about eloping is you can decide what you want to do! People already pick and chose the parts they like about weddings for their elopements (wearing a white dress, for example), so if you think it’d be fun to have some low-key table decorations for your special wedding dinner, go for it! I think it would be a neat homage to more traditional weddings, but still not particularly stressful/overbearing.
Post # 5
You said you’d put the price on your custom menu – does that mean that your guests are paying?
A custom menu implies that you’re paying, I wouldn’t make them if this isn’t the case.
Post # 6
i agree! no matter what it is still your ‘wedding’ and it can literally be as much or as little as you want it to be!
Post # 7
I think she means select a few entrees and just list those on the menu cards rather than exposing the guests to the entire menu. Is that right?
I do not think it is too much by any means!! Heck I was almost going to have a completely styled dinner table (like the ones you see in inspirational shoots) for our elopement with 2 witnesses! I think it would be a nice touch with your ideas.
Post # 8
I like the ideas but would leave out the menu if you are not paying for dinner.
Post # 9
to clarify we ARE paying for dinner, we simply have a menu with the choice of 3 starter salads, choice of an entree (prime rib or herbed chicken or steak or veg penne) served with seasonal veg & potatoes & choice of brownie or cheesecake dessert. our guests wont know the price, i was just thinking that a cute menu with the options available would be nicer than “here’s the whole menu but you can only chose these options).
if they want something different then they can ask for a standard menu but we won’t be paying for add-on’s (i.e. an appetizer platter, i figured the options we have is plenty + we’re supplying a bottle of sparkling wine & any other booze they are responsible for which they all expected anyway).
Post # 10
i should mention that the menu doesn’t say the price … just the food choices (we worked out the price with the manager of Canyon Creek but our guests won’t be aware of that).
Post # 12
Go for it. I think it’s a great idea.