(Closed) Menu’s for Recpetions with Buffet’s

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
2025 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I am also having a buffet, and I think it is a nice gesture to let guests know what food is available. I was also thinking about doing individual menus, but as the time comes closer, it just feels like another task I don’t really feel like doing. I will probably have a framed menu at each table, though, so only 22 menus to make instead of 160!

Post # 4
398 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I am also having a buffet style dinner.  Originally like you all I was going to put a menu at each place setting.  After thinking about it some more I thought this might be overboard and time consuming and thus have resorted to displaying 1 or 2 per table.

I might make some smaller signs to place near the food on the buffett itself, but I need to discuss this with the caterer first.

 Good Luck deciding!

Post # 5
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Agree with the signs near the buffet.  You could do also smaller signs for side dishes (cards printed on placecard holders) and a separate dessert menu if you have desserts served on your buffet and on any stations you have (pasta. carved meats, etc).

I too dislike the "mystery dish" and want to know..plus your guests may have food allergies or be vegeterian or as one friend who will be a bridesmaid, she’s got celiac disease.  People need to know what they’re eating.  My uncle is deathly allergic to shellfish and if it’s in some soup, he could have an anaphalaxis. 

Post # 6
2 posts
  • Wedding: May 2018

Yes, you could make one or two detailed menus on each table for those who are picky or have allergies. Then little signs near the food at the buffet, seating card size with the name of the dish, that way people know what they are scooping onto their plates. But also you may not need to do the cards next to the food because it may be self explanatory like beef, chicken rice, and salad kind of thing. That way it is less work for you to do but I have been to some buffets where there are a few sides that are similar and are hard to differentiate for picky eaters or allergics. So it depends if people would really get confused on the buffet line. I would definitely do a couple detailed menus on the table though. 

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