Post # 1
Is anyone doing menu cards with a buffet? I love the look of a menu card at each seat but we are having a buffet and I was wondering if anyone else was doing menu cards with a buffet? If so how are you doing your menu?
I was thinking about wording it like this:
What are your thoughts?
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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 # 8
Thank you so much for the ideas. I think I might attempt to make them out of cardstock this weekend.. We will see how it goes.. I will post pictures if I remember 🙂
Post # 9
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.
People loved them and they were reasonably priced. The seller is AMAZING!
Post # 10
We did a buffet and I used materials left over from making invites to make our menus
Post # 11
Oh yes! They look so nice. They are going to be slipped into the fold of the napkin lying on the plate charger li
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 up.