(Closed) Menu Cards for Buffet?

posted 5 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
7357 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

If people know what is on the buffet before they see the buffet, they will spend less time staring at the dishes trying to figure out what they are, and it will keep the line moving faster.

Post # 4
411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My thought is – save your money and/or time. Buffets are highly self-explanatory – we had one and didn’t do menu cards because the caterer put out cards explaining what each item was. 

I felt like the buffet line moved very quickly even without the cards.

Could you place something else on each setting instead? I put our favors (my handmade soap) on each setting to give it some visual appeal. 



Post # 5
589 posts
Busy bee

I didn’t have a buffet but as a guest I think I would like to have a menu.  I always take too much food at the beginning of the line but then see something I like better later on and now my plate is full.  So I think it was be good to know ahead of time what my choices will be.  Menus don’t have to be fancy or expensive.  I printed my own on my home printer. 

Post # 6
924 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I agree. We are doing combination of buffet line and food stations. I would like my guests to know their options before they get up to the tables so they know where they want to head first!

Post # 7
167 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I’m planning to do one per table and including allergy information. I’ll probably just print them on some nice cardstock and drop them in a frame.


A menu for everyone seems like overkill for a buffet, but I really want people to have access so they can see what will be available and will know what they can eat (I have a few people with food allergies so I want them to know what’s safe for them to eat without having to ask about every item at the buffet).

Post # 9
265 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I had menu cards made on Etsy by MrsCasesShop. They were beautiful.








Here is the rough draft she sent (the real ones were on thicker paper and were not jagged:
















This was the other side.


 100 Thank You Wedding Reception Cards PlaceCards Signs Champagne






People loved them and they were reasonably priced. The seller is AMAZING!




Post # 10
8444 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

We did a buffet and I used materials left over from making invites to make our menus

Post # 11
16 posts
  • Wedding: June 2014

Oh yes! They look so nice. They are going to be slipped into the fold of the napkin lying on the plate charger li

Like this:

I don’t remember where I found this photo..

The venue said they will notify each table that the dishes are at the buffet. I was worried people were going to try to take the plate chargers upEmbarassed.


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