Post # 1
I’m trying to work out the table settings for my sit-down dinner reception, and as of right now they may look a little bare. I’d like to do menu cards to add a little color or decorative touch, but our meal is budget-friendly– just salad, one entree (no choice) and wedding cake for dessert. Would a menu card just make it look like a cheap meal? If I add descriptions for each item, would that help? And maybe mention the wine selections and coffee/tea with dessert?
Also, since the cake is dessert but probably won’t be cut until a bit later, would putting it on the menu discourage people from getting up and dancing after the entree course?
Post # 3
I think you can make it work and I do not think it will make it look like a cheap meal. I think you can definitely add the wine selection and coffee and tea on the menu. If you have the space a description of the meal will make it less bare.
Mock it up and see what you get… Good luck!
PS: as for the cake being on the menu, it shouldn’t discourage anyone to get up and dance. Usually the cake is listed on the menu no matter when it is cut.
Post # 4
I think that food descriptions add a wonderful element to a menu! I looked up other menus from my favorite restaurants to get ideas on how to word these for my own menu.
Verbs: Sauteed, grilled, marinated, roasted, seasoned
Adjectives: Fresh, flavorful, tender, juicy
Also consider adding a personal element to the top of your menu – it can be your names, date, monogram or decorative design that ties in with the rest of your wedding.