Post # 1
For our 2013 Wedding our venue is requiring that we give them the menu choices with the head count. We are going to include the options on the response card but not sure how to word it. Should we go with the standard: Beef, Lamb, Fish and Chicken or should it be more specific such as Filet Mignon, Lamb chops, Salmon, and Chicken??
And then if we are asking ahead of time should we still have menus? I was thinking one or two on each table to explain how each dish is prepared as well as the salad and desserts. Is this unnecessary and will it make guests change their minds??
Post # 3
Do you have a website? If so I would list beef, lamb, etc on the response card, but include more information on the website.
Menu cards are nice, but not necessary. If a couple wants to try the other’s dish, but has allergies it’s a good reminder about what’s in the dish. I think it’s also nice when you really enjoy something, like a dressing, to be able to see what it is!
Post # 4
I like a more detailed description for the response if possible. For me its the description, not the meat that makes me decide.
Menu cards are nice, but certainly not necessary. In your case I would skip them or have one per table that is more detailed.
EDIT more detail meaning. Filet mignon with cherry compote reduction and roasted poatatoes…
Post # 5
I’d include a detailed menu card with the invitation, instead of on the tables at the reception. The additional information will help people decide what they want to eat and will also help those with dietary concerns or allergies make a decision.
Post # 6
Thanks everyone! I think I will have a more detailed description on the response cards. Maybe even have one menu up just to remind everyone what is for dinner.
Post # 7
I agree that it’s the description that usually sways me one way or another.
Post # 8
I think add one or two more details. For instance, you might have a chicken that is encrusted in almonds. So, someone might pick that, but come to find out, they are allergic to nuts. I don’t think you need to put down every single detail, but just a few additions might make your lives easier.