(Closed) Place card + what they are eating help?!?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
4062 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

You will likely have to do a place card for each person. Not necessarily an assigned seat, but a separate card for each person. 

Most of the time I have seen a “code” on the place card for lack of a better term. A green dot means chicken, a red dot means beef. Or a picture of a chicken/cow. Or a flower and a bee. Whatever works for you and you think is cute. 

I would recommend contacting your venue/caterer and asking their preference/thoughts. They can be helpful

Post # 4
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Use coloured stickers. 1 colour per meal and stick it on the placecards.

Or give a list of people at each table to the caterer with the meal option written next to it.

Post # 5
196 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@masterteee2013:  this is actually an easy one! Smile (I haven’t had my wedding yet, but I know this through helping my sister in law.)

Once you have received all of the RSVP responses indicating meals you will tell your vendor the numbers.

As for indicating to the vendor the night of the wedding – People use an indicator on the place card to symbolize what meal the guest gets.


A ribbon or gemstone from a craft store stuck on the place card (Example: Blue ribbon = chicken, Yellow Ribbon = Fish). 

There are so many creative ways to do it! 

Post # 7
46672 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You can use stickers, dots etc as indicated above,or you can change the color of the whole placecard.

You can also print the names in different colors indicating different meals. 

Also, they have tiny chicken, fish, cow rubber stamps that I’ve seen used. 

You can add a  ribbon in a hole that is punched through our cards. The ribbon will be color coordinated for food choices.


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