(Closed) Place Card Identifier for different meals

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m having a fall wedding. I bought a leaf punch and will punch file folders.

red leaf = beef,

yellow= chicken,

green = vegetarian,

purple = allergies/special meal

I will use a glue dot on each place card

Can you find a starfish or other sea related punch?

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011


This is where I got the idea

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would recommend doing one person per card. Or if you must have two, then do the above picture and then the left starfish is for person sitting to the left and add another one in the right corner for the person on the right.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m confused, does that mean you are doing group place cards?

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@snoie: I haven’t ever seen a family escort card. I would do individual cards, or you can have taped inside little papers that say chicken or beef they can set on their place setting. If you dont have a lot of business people they may not know how this works at all though.

I would do individual ones to reduce errors and confusion.

Edit: I have seen family escort cards but individual place cards – but then youd be decideing where people sit at the table.

 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

the way i did it, which is what my venue recommended i do, was really simple– i wrote an initial on the back of each escort card (B for beef, V for vegetarian, F for fish) so it wasn’t showing to the guests but was showing for the servers. the servers also had a list of how many of each entree went to each table. i didn’t know the meal choice for each individual guest, just for couples, so a card that had Boyfriend or Best Friend on the back meant the couple would get 1 beef and 1 fish.

i didn’t hear of any confusion at all.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We had the same issues. When people RSVPd they didnt say Mr. X wants filet whle Mrs. X wants salmon. They just checked one each on the meal choices. I wasnt going to call everyone. We did escort cards for each couple (not by individual). I didnt do anything on the escort card to specify the meal choice. I did give the venue a listing of our tables, the guests at those tables, and the total meal choice selections at those tables. Basically, the venue figured it out. I watched them and there was no issue. They likely asked each guest what they would like to eat. We didnt have any issue with there not being enough of a specific meal choice because someone changed their mind – most probably asked for the same thing and the kitchen made some extra of each.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

The last wedding I went to had a different color rhinestone in the corner depending on what meal you had chosen. 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I used flowers on my escort card–pink-beef, orange-salmon, green- veg. It was so simple to make. The craft store had flowers that just needed a metal brad put throught the center.  I printed the table numbers (using japanese number characters) and punched them out. Easiest DIY ever!

 

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