Post # 1
Just wondering what the thoughts are on providing printed menus at a sit down dinner reception? Can I skip them and spend the $$ on something else? Or do people want to see a menu?
My guests have pre-selected their entree choices.
Post # 3
Isn’t that usually included in the venue price? I don’t remember any of the places we looked at saying that was extra.
Post # 4
I don’t see them as necessary. They can be elegant and useful if guests have not already chosen their entrée, but won’t make or break your guests’ experience. At least, as a guest, I’ve apprecited them when they’re there, but haven’t missed them when they weren’t.
Spend your money where you really want it!
Post # 5
Not included at my venue:(
Post # 6
Menus are included at my venue. I dont like programs but I do like menus so I know what I will be served.
Post # 7
They were included at my venue. Since they’re not included at yours, I’d say skip them. It should be okay!
Post # 8
Do guests know what they’re being served beforehand (like, do they choose their option on the RSVP?)?
Even if they don’t already know what’s being served, I don’t think they’re necessary unless you want them.
Post # 9
They are a nice extra but certainly not necessary
Post # 10
We’re doing family style in part to avoid having to print menus. 🙂
Post # 11
@TwoStatesBride: I’m super intrigued to hear how you are working this logistically. I REALLY want to do family dinner style.
@hill22785: If the meal is preselected you could just have one menu at the bar or as they walk into the hall. Or skip it. I am sure ti wouldn’t matter much either way.
Post # 12
@hill22785: I designed ours on the computer and just printed our own at home. Our venue came with menu cards, buffet item cards, etc., but they were a little too plain for me. It cost me $10 for 100 sheets of 70lbs weight, and I was able to print 2 menus (side by side) on each 8.5×11 sheet, so it cost me about $0.05 for each menu. Here is the link to where I purchased my supplies paperandmore.com.
Even though I don’t need a menu (we’re doing a buffet), I decided to make menus because it was an inexpensive way for me to add some color to my tables (chargers were too expensive).
Post # 13
I dont think they are necessary at all. We made our own and put one on each table in a $1 ikea frame. They were a nice touch, but I don’t think anyone will miss them.
Post # 14
I don’t think they are necessary, but I think they are a nice touch and add to the look of the table. I didn’t have room for them in my budget either, but I printed them up myself on some nice cardstock and they look great!
Post # 15
avoid having to print menus. 🙂
Post # 16
- Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium
We didn’t do menus… folks don’t have a choice! haha, if it’s in front of them, they’ll eat it.