(Closed) Menu Cards – Will guests try to change their choice?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I can see how that could cause a problem.  If the description was more detailed, someone could definitely decide they wanted something else instead.  Personally, I probably would avoid a menu card (although they can be really cute!) if guests already had to select their meal.

Post # 4
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2066 posts
Buzzing bee

We’re putting the guest’s entree selection on their place cards, so they can’t really change it. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

Do you have somethign that you will be doing to show what each guests ordered? Like a place card with a colored dot on it or something?  This will ensure they get what they order and the servers will know they cant change.  If something comes up where someone that ordered steak wants a chicken, the server can let them know they have the right amount for everyone and if there is anything left over after everyone is served then they would be happy to accommodate them.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I second naangel55.  I work for a hotel, and as long as it is planned appropriately, most guests won’t try to change their selection.

Post # 7
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1995 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I fear this too.  My only hope is that if picky people ask the servers for something else that there will be enough in the end.  I know ther’ll be slightly extra and we have about half/half each meal and it’ll even out.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Are you making them or are you having them printed? Because if you’re making them it seems like you could make two sets and place them at each persons seat with their names on them (there was JUST a post on this).

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i worry about this too!! i def want to do menu cards but i think i will make them work double-duty as their place cards as well. They will have their names on them and i think i will highlight their chosen dish on the list of entrees somehow. Hopefully if they do really want something they will ask the server and work it out that way.

i know as a guest last fall i had marked “chicken” on the rsvp, and at the wedding i saw the description for the veggie dish as this really yummy pesto pasta and i thought “aww man i want that instead!!” i didn’t ask the server however, and stuck with my chix. it was really good anyways 😀

Post # 10
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Helper bee

As someone who has worked as a server at a few banquets I’d have to warn against tempting people with choices they don’t have. At one wedding I worked the host put out the palce cards with choices labeled on them (so the server could tell the chef how many of each dish per table), but a few guests actually hid their place card so that they could change their entree selection. It caused some confusion for us as staff but fortunately there was enough food to not have to call out the guests on their switch.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

hide a little symbol or color code their place cards and add the menu.. I don’t think people will change their selections. I never remember what I choose for weddings, to be honest. I’ve had servers double check with me when putting my food down and my hubby’s, and I never remember who ordered what. We will share or eat what they give us, haha.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

How about a single flower or a sprig of fresh herbs tucked into the napkin.

or maybe a silly trivia fact about the two of you (make a bunch so each guest gets a different one and they can quiz each other while waiting for their food?)

 

 

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