Post # 1
Setting: Sunday morning ceremony and brunch, on the lawn on a cliff over looking the ocean. Dressy, but relaxed event.
I’m contemplating not doing programs (because the ceremony will be super short and the bridal party is immediate family…one of each of our siblings and my kids). However, I think that it would be nice to print up a menu that details all of the delicious food on the brunch. Here is what our place setting will look like. I was thinking about putting a coverweight A9 Luxe Frost from Paper-Source in the bottom fold with the menu.
Do I need a program? Do I need a welcome letter? Is it weird to do a menu for a buffet brunch?
Post # 3
Not weird to do a brunch menu, at all!
Could you combine “welcome letter” or sentence with the menu?
It would look awesome tucked into that fold!
Post # 4
I could maybe do a small note at the bottom (e.g. “thank you for joining us” or somehting to that effect?)
Post # 6
You DO NOT need a program.
Post # 7
@KateByDesign: Oh good. I thought maybe people woudl find it weird to have a menu, without a program. But a program seems so wasteful…
Post # 8
I think just a menu would suffice. Add a sentence welcoming people if you’d like and then get into the menu…
We are doing programs but only because our ceremony will have a few details and I’d like to announce our bridal party in print, along with our ceremony music selections from our harpist.
We are having a “welcome letter” but it’s only being given to Out of Town guests that are staying in the hotel prior to the wedding and its purpose will be to outline some things to do, along with the schedule of events – Rehearsal Dinner, welcome cocktail reception the night before the wedding, and brunch on Sunday following the wedding.
Post # 9
How many people? If it’s a small wedding, I think you could get away without any of them and save the paper and $.
Post # 10
Approximately 140 people, 30 of which are children.
Post # 11
I don’t think you need any of it.
Post # 12
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
You don’t need any of it. I wouldn’t do a menu at the seat for a buffet. If you want, maybe you can have a menu sign by the buffet, but usually a menu at the seat is to let the guest know how many dishes and what are coming out to them… not necessary if they will see it all on the buffet.
Post # 13
@mrsSonthebeach: the reason I was considering the menu is because we enjoyed reading about the variety of food on the buffet at our tasting. Examples:
Quiches — Spinach and Feta AND Bacon and Gruyere
Desserts — Fresh Rasberry Tarts, Dark Chocolate Brownies, Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee, Strawberry Cheesecake, Chocolate Fudge Cake, Chocolate Ecclair, Hong Kong Style Mango Pudding