Post # 1
Ok, I’ve been on the hive for months but this is the first post I’m starting. We definitely want to offer two entree options at our reception and the hotel needs 72 hr notice of the final entree counts. The problem is we won’t have a tasting until March 2011 and I need to design/print/mail the RSVP cards way before then. My first thought is to have people send us their entree choices through the website, but I know many people don’t ever go to the wedding website. I also don’t want to be asking people for their entree choices over the phone (way too much of a headache). I’m worried that I’m going to have to choose entrees to put on the RSVP card now and like something better at the tasting in March. I thought I’d put something vague on the RSVP cards but I know that I’d need more info than “Beef” to make a choice myself. I can’t be the only one who’s run into this timing issue. I’d appreciate your opinions or any alternatives I haven’t thought of.
Post # 3
I think a vague description is fine on the RSVP cards. Personally I wouldn’t need more information. 🙂 Just put the two simple options on the cards- a meat option and a vegetarian option (or whatever). Or, I’ve seen really cute RSVP cards where they just put a picture of a chicken, cow, or carrot to indicate beef, chicken or veggie options. It’s cute AND nondescript. 🙂 Then put more information on the website once you have made a final decision. Then people can call you and change their mind if they really want to (I doubt most people would do that), but it puts the onus on them to make contact.
Post # 4
i acutally saw a really cute way people did a vague entree option on some blog, they just had 3 images that the guests could make a check next to: a fish, chicken, and cow lol! it was done really cute and i wish i could find it to show you… but i thought it was not a bad thing that it didn’t list exactly what the entree was.
Post # 5
i don’t think people need to know exactly what they will be eating to rsvp, most already know what their preference would be without knowing the dish…beef, chicken, fish, veg…i’d do something vague on the invite