Post # 1
We wanted to do menus since our venue has the most delicious, farm-to-table food. It’s one of the main reasons that we chose this venue, so we wanted to highlight the food.
Also, I think that having the menu inserted into a pocket in the napkin is a lovely detail and I love paper products!
The only problem is – it’s a plated meal where guest RSVP with one of the three meal choices. Do any of you have this problem? Since everyone isn’t eating the same thing, I didn’t know how to format this. Any suggestions would help!
Post # 3
I’d do it like this:
(as previously selected on RSVP)
Post # 4
i’m putting all of the menu options on the menu and tucking it into a pocket in the napkin. you could have different menus, but that would be super time and labor intensive, and probably a big headache. you could put “choice of” at the top, or just put “or” on a line in between each entree.
Post # 5
My venue had printed menus for everyone, even though they had picked their entrees in advance. For the entrees, there was just a heading that said something line “second course” that listed all three choices, without an “or” in between.
Post # 6
I’ve seen the menus done with all the entrees listed as PPs said. I think “choice of” at the beginning makes the most sense so guests who forgot they made an entree selection don’t expect surf & turf just because you list a fish and a steak.
Post # 7
The only problem with putting “Choice of” might make some people think they can pick whatever they want that night.
It could cause a problem if they may tell waiters they ordered something they didn’t RSVP for, especially single male friends who may have had a girlfriend RSVP for them (that’s something my husband would have done).
Post # 8
@camrie: Hilarious! I know! I was afraid of that. You never know what people will do. Our event manager warned us that people try to request changes that day. I like your suggestion with say, “as previously chosen on RSVP”. It’s like a reminder that they have already chosen it!