Post # 1
Our favors are boxes of two chocolate covered strawberries (one box per couple). Our idea for place cards was to put a label on the top of each box with the couple’s name and table number on the label. The kink in our plans is that we need to signify their menu choice. Since it is two people per favor we can’t just color code them. Any ideas?
Also, do you think people will pick up their placecard/favor box and leave it on the table so that the server can see what they have chosen?
Post # 3
Thats a great idea for your favor and place card. But I do also see where your problem is…
My idea would be to Get rid of the two per couple and just have a box with one per person. That way you can color code for the menu choices.
If they do decide to move the box off the table – which may happen – just be sure to notify the caterers of the menu choices for each table – then if they walk up to the table with the food, a simple question of who ordered what is all that needs to be done.
Or if that doesn’t sound good, then maybe just keep the favors favors and make some place cards with the menu choice written on it. You can get some simple white ones at Office Depot for around $5 per 40 cards….
Post # 4
I think it’s pretty typical that each couple only gets one place card (or in your case favor doubling as a place card). It’s still fine to color code their entrees. For example, I’m doing this with a ribbon tied to the place card. If the couple happened to get the same entree, they will just get one ribbon of the same color. If not, they will have two ribbons tied to their card of the corresponding colors.
I think most people will know to leave their place cards on the table, but my venue coordinator mentioned that the waitstaff generally will walk through and remind them to do so if they haven’t already. It’s part of the service you’re paying for 🙂
Post # 5
I wanted to do one per person but the box is supplied by the baker that does the strawberries and it’s a 2 strawberry wide box. Thanks for your ideas, very helpful.
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill
From what understand, all of the boxes will be on one table and the guests find their names, right? If so, you could use the boxed favors as table assignments (one per couple is fine). Then on the actual tables have seating cards for each guest, indicating the meal selection. A little extra work and material, but I’m sure the guests probably wouldn’t move the cards. (I know that I’d probably just pop my favor into my purse as soon as I pick it up.)
Just a thought! :o)