(Closed) menus and programs

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

We’re definitely not doing programs. We probably won’t do menus, or we might just put the menu on a chalkboard.

I don’t want to spend money for something that people will just toss, and I also don’t want to make any unnecessary trash.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m iffy on programs.  We aren’t having attendants, and it will be a fairly short Justice of the Peace style ceremony, so I’m not sure they’re really needed.

I want to have menus printed though because as a guest I always like knowing what’s coming.

 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

we’re doing a program, just because it honors those helping us in the wedding planning process and our big day.

no menus though

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’d like to do both, but hopefully it’ll be an inexpensive DIY project. Just print it on cardstock at home with a cute border maybe?

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We’re having very basic programs that double as fans and no menus.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

We are dong both. In the programs we will also be honoring people and we will also include a lot of the traditional stuff, along with some nontraditional stuff. I haven’t gathered everything yet, so I can’t share. I will though, when that time comes.

We are also having a buffet, so I will be including menus at each seat, so our guests will know what to expect when they get to the buffet. I like to know what is in a buffet before I go through it, so I can make some good choices, and I am sure our guests will too.

We will recycle any paper goods leftover after the ceremony and reception.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We’re doing programs because some aspects of our ceremony are a little nontraditional, and I don’t want any of the guests to be confused. I’m undecided about menus, but I might include something near the seating chart. I’m too lazy to put one at every single seat/table ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

@D.Marie: Thank you. Whenever we go to a place that has a buffet, I have to cruise the buffet, so I know what I want to put on my plate. I probably look kind of silly doing it, but I want to make sure that I get something I like because I don’t ever go back for seconds.

Your idea for the invite is a good one. If you are having a sit down, you won’t over order from your caterer.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We’re doing programs that include nontraditional things and explain what they are & also a list of the wedding party. They’re also doubling as fans.

As for menus, we’re iffy on it, but will most likely do it because it will be a buffet. If we do have them, then we’ll only put one at each table instead of every seat, that we don’t waste as much paper.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

we didn’t do either. i almost did menus because it’s a jewish wedding, and while most people at the ceremony were jewish, i was afraid that the few that weren’t could use an explanation of what was going on. but i just didn’t want to spend more money, and the rabbi always does a good job of explaining things. we had a buffet and the venue put out cards in front of the food to explain what it was, so no menus were needed.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

I’m a designer and I am excited to design an entire invitation suite for my own wedding, so I’m gonna do both ๐Ÿ™‚  I’m just ordering recycled Kraft paper and printing at home though. Less than $10 for 100 sheets, so hardly any cost/damage there! Going for simple elegance.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I also think it’s wasted paper.  We’re not doing programs and any information that we would be on our program will be on our wedding website (if it’s not already up there).  We may do one menu (that’s framed) at each table, but probably not as that info is also up on our site.  We’ve cut down on tons of paper already with postcard STD’s and invites with postcard reply cards included and finally our thank you cards will also be postcards.  Everything has been on FSC paper too.  But I’m a bit of an eco-nut.

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