(Closed) Menu tasting *after* invitations are sent…

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
1418 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have not heard of this…but I only see it being an issue if you plan on having more than one entree choice.  Otherwise I would just put something like “Please contact us at _____ if you have any dietary concerns.” to accommodate vegetarians or any food allergies.

Post # 4
5890 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

i don’t think it is tacky for that many people.  you could also just ask if anyone is a vegetarian on the rsvp, so at least you have those numbers up front

Post # 6
1927 posts
Buzzing bee

Yeah I wouldn’t make phone calls.  Can you just put the main meat selection on the RSVP card (aka chicken or beef or vegetarian) but then decide the specific dishes at your tasting?

Post # 7
2867 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think if it’s a small group it’s not that big of a deal. Might be a bit of a headache to you to have to have that conversation with every guest thought (I can imagine them asking “well what comes with that” etc).

Is there any why you can get some sort of sample menu from the caterer so at least you’d know if you’d be offering beef, chicken, fish or pasta?

Post # 8
151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We did this… We ordered our invites before we had our tasting, but knew that we were going to have some form of chicken and some form of beef – therefore on the invite we just put chicken or beef… if people had a question about the selection then they just called us.  It worked out ok, and we haven’t had any problem with the selections.  Hope that this helps. 

Post # 9
695 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think @oneflute85‘s method would work very well and also spare you the time/effort of calling everyone.

Post # 10
1676 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We had to do this.  We’re planning our wedding from across the country and won’t be back at our venue to do our tasting until a week prior to the actual wedding.  We made some initial choices with our venue though —  our entrees would be some sort of surf & turf, some sort of chicken, and some sort of veggie meal.  Our guests made their selections on the RSVP card, and then we will fill in the exact details of our menu right before the wedding at our tasting.  I think it will work out fine…

Post # 11
230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We were in the same boat so we had to be generic on our response card: beef, fish, vegetarian. Once we were able to make our actual menu selections we shared them in conversation with friends and family and some people made a change (e.g. I had a bridesmaid who didn’t select fish b/c she didn’t want salmon…when I told her it was crab stuffed halibut she didn’t want the steak anymore).

I think if you can include a generic selection on your response card it would be better than calling or emailing because even though it’s a small group, it’s still a wedding and it’s a formal event.

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