Post # 1
I’m really wondering if I need to have menus printed and placed at each seating or not. I don’t know whats the best thing to do. This will be a small wedding, 25 people max. The tables will be placed in a U shape. One table for the bride and groom and the two witness. The guests will sit at the other two tables. I thought I would have one or two menus printed for the guests table and the menus would be placed somewhere on those tables. There would also be a menu where Fi and I and the two witness are sitting.
What are your suggestions about the menus?
Post # 3
I’m not having them… maybe just put it on your website?
Post # 4
I’m not a fan of individual menus (think it looks messy, at least with the centrepieces I’m having) so I’m thinking of a single blackboard menu – that could be an option for you if it suits your theme/decor?
Post # 5
I used to worK at a wedding venue, and I have never ever seen a wedding menu.
Never even heard of anyone doing one Untill the bee.
Post # 6
A few menus spread amongst the guests is fine, I’ve never been to a wedding where we all got our own menu, there was normally two per table of ten for example 🙂
Post # 7
I’m not having menus. But I do want to label the individual foods at the buffet… If you’re serving a plated dinner, I think I would say do at least minimal menus. A couple per table could work, but I’m not sure how it would work setup-wise…
Post # 8
I think I’m going to just do one menu per table, but I;m doing round tables. I don’t know what people are supposed to do with the menus once they read them. It’ll just make the tables cluttered and is such a waste of paper and money, IMO.
Post # 9
I don’t think it’s necessary. Did you give them an option on the invite? So they have a good idea. And also- they aren’t going to have a choice by that point are they? I would think that by the time a plated reception comes about, it’s more of a “I will eat what I get’ situation.
And even if you have a buffet, they’ll just see what is there…
Maybe I’m missing something though?
Post # 10
@Lauraine: I’ve never seen a wedding menu. What’s the purpose, really? The hosts have already chosen the dishes for you (or they have chosen a handful of options for you to select from). Either you’ll eat them or you won’t.
Post # 11
I don’t think they are needed, but we are doing them.
We are doing a buffet, and let’s face it.. sometimes you miss things if you don’t realize they are there!
Post # 12
I’ve never been to a wedding with a menu. It’s just not something people around here do and I would think they are a bunch of hassle/extra money, etc. for something that wouldn’t really be missed if it weren’t there.
Save yourself some time and hassle and don’t worry about them.
Post # 13
IMO, some sort of menu is needed, in case there are any food allergies you are unaware of. You don’t need 1/guest, but even having one or two that guests with dietary issues can look at is helpful.
Post # 14
We did them just to add some color to the tables. Nothing fancy or complicated or expensive, but they added a nice touch. I think they aren’t necessary unless you really want them.
Post # 15
I’m doing them to add colour to the tables and so guests know what to expect for dinner, but no they are not a must-have thing if you don’t want to.
Post # 16
Not necessary, but a nice touch. We had them for each seat even though there was no choice (except for vegetarians) and the dinner was plated. People liked seeing it all four courses described. We had the, designed and then used a groupon from vistaprint to print them, so it was cheap.