Post # 1
Is it appropriate to have menu cards at each place setting when it’s a buffet-style meal? I’d like to have the menu cards so people know what will be up there. I figure I would be curious as I waited to go up, and maybe the line will even go faster if people know what they’re getting into.
But is it weird? Thoughts?
Post # 3
I think its totally ok…plus its your wedding you can do what you want! I have a semi related question is it ok to include brands of liquor and times open bar will be available on the menus?
Post # 4
I think it’s totally unnecessary to have menu cards at a buffet.
However, I’m totally planning on providing them. As a seriously picky eater, sometimes I get to the end of a buffet and realize I should have grabbed way more salad and rolls, because my plate is still empty.
I think it will help for allergies as well.
Post # 5
We will probably be having a buffet. I have not decided yet, though, but if we do, we are going to have menu cards at each place setting, so that our guests will not only know what is up there before they get up there, but so they can figure out what they want befor they get up there. I don’t like buffets because I never know what is up there and there is always something that I would have liked to have other than what I already put on my plate.
Post # 6
Good input, thanks! I think that it’s really helpful to put the times the bar will be open on the menu. I’m sure there must be some sort of nice wording for that, like bar will be hosted (or something?) until whatever time. As for brands on the menu, I wouldn’t have thought of that! I can’t imagine an issue with it, seems good to me — though as evidenced with my question above I’m not really sure of myself with this stuff. In the alternative, you could post the bar menu and open bar times on a cute sign that you put at the bar — that would work too! 🙂
Post # 7
I also think that it would be “ok to include brands of liquor and times open bar will be available on the menus”. It would give the guests a heads up to know what is available to them.
Post # 8
I used menu cards at each place setting for our buffet, and had a really positive response from it. We have several really picky eaters, etc. so they appreciated knowing what each dish was ahead of time. We also noted things that contained nuts, shellfish, and pork for our guests with allergies, etc. I think it would be fine to list the bar selections/times on the bottom of the menu. If you’d like to see mine they are in the DIY section:
Post # 9
I am planning on doing menu cards for our buffet. Not only will it let people know whats on the buffet line before they get up there, it also gives them something to read/look at while they are at their table waiting for dinner. Its also a conversation starter for those that maybe won’t know each other that well. Hopefully they don’t say, “OMG, can you believe she is serving xxxx!” and more like “OMG, I can’t wait to go get some xxxx!”
Post # 10
I have been going back and forth on this for awhile and I am glad to see other people are doing it. I think a menu is helpful and I love the way they look on table settings!
Post # 11
I had not even thought of this yet! but i think I will provide a combination menu card/program.
We are getting married in the same room and just before the reception, so we aren’t splitting eveything up. Guests will actually be seated at their dining tables during the ceremony.
I think it is important to list what up there for the people who are allergic or have dietary concerns. =)
Post # 12
We just made 100 menu cards for our buffet style wedding this weekend! I think it’ll be nice for people to see what’s for dinner before they get up to the line.
I also think it’s fine to include brands of liquor/beer on the menus as well. We did a separate large bar menu to sit on an easel by the bar. That way, people can decide what they want to drink before they talk to the bartenders.
Post # 13
I am thinking I might do something small, with buffet choices, signature drinks, types of liquor available and beer and wine choices. Just so that people can be prepared when the go up to get what they want.
I’m also thinking about putting the three cake flavors we are having as well.
Post # 14
We had a buffet, and still did menu cards at the place settings. It was a great addition to the tables, and also let the guests know what’s in store (foodwise) for the evening. They were a hit!
It’s a great way to personalize your tables, and add more of your color and theme.
Post # 15
Yep! My catering director actually suggested this so he is going to print the menu on cards and put them at each place setting. He said (same as reasons listed above) it’s super helpful because people will know what is being served at the buffet ahead of time. Love it!
Post # 16
I went to a wedding that had the menu cards for a buffet and I really liked the idea because you’ll know what is available before you get there. I say go for it!! 🙂