(Closed) Menu Cards?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Are you making/buying menus for the tables?
    Yes...one at each placesetting : (25 votes)
    37 %
    Yes...but not for each guest : (19 votes)
    28 %
    Nope : (24 votes)
    35 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    yep! i plan on doing one at each place setting… i’m thinking i may put the guests name on the menu and it will serve as the seat assignment as well ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    For a plated meal, I would be tempted to not use them at all as they really don’t serve a purpose there. The only ones who will need to know are the folks who have food allergies or other dietary restrictions, at which point, it’s too late to do anything. For a buffet or stations, I would definitely do one at each place setting.

    Post # 5
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    655 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    We are having a plated meal with selections already made by RSVP card, so I made one menu card per table.

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    They were a last minute addition for us, as a result of a vistaprint sale.  I was already ordering photo website cards from vistaprint and it didn’t cost much extra to order 100 matching postcards for menus.  We had one at each placesetting – inside the napkins that were folded like pockets.

    Post # 7
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @krissybee I like the name idea!

    I am using menus at each place setting ๐Ÿ™‚ I like them as a keepsake and part of the decor/table settings as well!

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    i definitely plan on doing them! i’m doing them myself and am just having them printed/cut at kinko’s but since i’m fitting 4 per page it is an inexpensive way to add to the table decor. i plan on having the linen company tuck them into the napkins. plus, guests usually only know the main entrees coming into the night, so i figured it would be a good way to let them know about all of the other items that will be served.

    here is a sample of how mine turned out:

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We’re going to have a chalkboard with the menu written on it as people enter the reception.  Just in case people miss the chalkboard (or in the words of my fiance “for all the fat kids like me who are excited to eat but miss the menu walking in.”), we’re backing our table numbers with a menu, so there will be one at every table.

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I’m having one at each place setting.  The back of the menu card will have a cute (and simple) timeline of our dating history.

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’m kind of confused.  If you’re serving entrees that the guests have already selected when they RSVP-ed to the wedding, then what’s the point of menu cards.  I know that they’re cute, but as a wedding guest, menu cards might just make me wish I had picked a different entree on my reply card. 

    Needless to say, we’re not doing menu cards.  But we ARE doing cocktail menus for our signature cocktails at the bar ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @skibobrown – I think a menu is a good idea in case guests forget what’s available.  Also, on my RSVP cards it doesn’t give all the detail about what we’re serving, so including a menu helps to fill in the gaps.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    i agree with @LadyGoodman- i know as a guest, filling out the rsvp with “chicken” doesn’t explain what the actual meal is so i always love seeing a menu card at my seat with a detailed description of what the dish is. 

    ha! and its another paper product so thats fun!!

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2018

    My reception place is providing the menus for each place setting.  They won’t match the ceremony programs nor the invitation but they are F-R-E-E and one less thing to worry about so I immediately said yes!  ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    Post # 15
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    We are doing a buffet and we hope it nice for guests to look at when they are seated so they can know what is on the buffet line. 

    I agree with others that on the response card it usually is just chicken, fish, etc. and I would like to know what exactly being served to me.

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee

    I think a menu is always fun to anticipate the next course. We will be doing a plated meal but like others plan to include a menu for further reference. We were going to do one at every other seat but I think we may just do 1 or 2 per table and then 1 or 2 drink menus per table. I just don’t know where to place them if not at each place or every second place.

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