(Closed) Menu cards!? a waste? Any other creative ideas to show what will be served?

posted 4 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper

denisexoxo:  we are just doing one per table so 10 bits of card, not a big deal. You could ask the venue to chalk it up on a board if they have one that all your guests can see. 

Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

denisexoxo:  If you are on a tight budget, don’t do menus. As you said, they make absolutely no difference in what come to the table. The decisions have already been made.

It’s too easy to get caught up in wedding planning and think you need to have everything you see online.

If it bothers you, you could have one per table, can be on the back of the table number, or make one sign and place it near the entrance.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

I would agree that you definitely don’t have to. As the previous bees said–just print one per table or one at the entrance, or none at all. Honestly, it can only cost you a few dollars if you do one per table & find a free border/template online and then print it at home/at Staples. $10 max if you buy fancy paper.

 

But totally not necessary.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

If you have a wedding website, you can also include it there 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I like the idea of a menu board as you walk in, kind of like a restaurant. But yeah, you can easily do 1 per table and print them at home if you really want.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

denisexoxo:  I think a great idea is just a sandwich board at the entrance to where you’re eating with the menu displayed clearly on that! Easier and cheaper (if it can be supplied by caterer/venue) than having menu cards all over. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I put the dinner menu on the website.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I made my own, just one per table. I think it cost about three bucks total for the black backing.

Post # 12
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Helper bee

I’m planning on writing our menu on a large mirror.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

As PP said, you could do one large menu written on a chalkboard or mirror near the food (which is what I’m planning to do!) I hate to waste paper that is going to just get thrown away! 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I’ve been to multiple weddings without a menu… I find that a menu is really useful if I have choices but if there’s no options the wait staff can just let me know as it comes. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

denisexoxo:  Oh gosh it was nothing, just a word document and I downloaded some art deco fonts and borders. I forget the website I used but I googled “free fonts” and found a ton.

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