Post # 1
We are having a buffet style wedding to cut cost. However, the tables will be pre-set. Is it appropriate to have menu cards at each palce setting with buffet selections listed? I really like the idea of menu cards, I think they are really classy!
Post # 3
I don’t thnk you *need* menu cards for a buffet, but if you want to, go ahead! A plus is that your guests who are waiting to go up to the buffet can see what will be up there and can plan their plate accordingly. 🙂
Post # 4
I think it’s a nice touch and lets people know what is in each item. It will probably help people make selections as the buffet more carefully and may even save food!
Post # 5
Definitely not necessary but if you want to do it then go for it 🙂
Post # 6
they really are not necessary but i agree with you, they are very classy. i wanted them for that reason alone. i had diy menus similar to these. they were really inexpensive to make; about $4 for 40 of them.
Post # 7
We’re doing a buffet as well and we really don’t need menu cards but I just love them. To save on costs I am placing 1 at every other place setting instead of every place setting.
Post # 8
We’re doing a buffett but instead of place cards were going to do one bigger chalkboard menu. Idk how formal your wedding is but you could do something similar. You could probably find more formal ideas online too.
Post # 9
We are having a buffet and I never even thought of this idea! I was thinking of just putting a framed menu on each table, so people could think about what they want before they go up for food. I do like this idea though.
Post # 10
i don’t think menu cards are required for any setting, but i think if you want them, then go for it!
Post # 11
I did them for our wedding. I think people really liked them — there were a lot of options, so I think it helped people to think about what they wanted.
Post # 12
I think they’re really not appropriate for a buffet. I’ve never seen it done.
Post # 13
I’ve never seen menu cards for the buffet menu…
HOWEVER, I’m sure you’re already doing it, but make sure there is a food name card in front of every buffet dish, so your guests know what the food is.
I personally prefer to have main ingredients in my buffet parties to make sure guests can be sure not to pick foods that may have stuff that they are allergic to.
Post # 14
I love menu cards! We are DIY-ing ours, I am not overly crafty, but they are actually very simple. I think they’d be good for a buffet bc it will give your guests something to do/look at while they are sitting at the table waiting to go up.
Post # 15
Thanks Bee’s for your thoughts. I think I’m going to go with LilacViolet. Instead of a menu card at every setting, I am going to do a framed menu at each table. That way all the guests will know what selections are available prior to getting to the buffet. I think it will help the buffet move a bit faster.
Post # 16
I did menus because we’re having a stations buffet so I thought it might help folks avoid having to hit every station just to see what’s on it.
We used Vistaprint and with coupons, paid less than $10 for 100 of them. They turned out beautifully.