Post # 1
So we are having a small dinner reception at a Hilton on the beach. The Hilton requires that we provide place card holders, but also that we specify the dinner each guest is receiving, in plain view.. How do I include the guests meal choice on their place card? What is a nice way to do this and include both sets of information? I figure I’d have the place cards on each guests plate and they can search for their seat (again it’s a very small dinner reception), and somewhere there I can include their meal so that the waiters see it? IS this a good idea? And what is a good way to do this? Any ideas, photos, etc would be appreciated!! My wedding is just over two months away, so I need to get on this 🙂
Thanks so much!
Post # 3
I am curious to see more responses to this, as my caterer also suggested that I do this (So people won’t “change their mind”).
Post # 4
maybe just have a small number, or color coded dot in the corner of each card? Like 1/red=beef, 2/blue=chicken, ect?
Post # 5
we had to do this. our favors were the glass coasters that you could put a picture in, but instead of a picture, we had a card that said “Mr. Smith, Table 2.” we then put black or white ribbons around the coasters to indicate meat or fish. 🙂
Post # 5
I made custom menus with each guests name on the top (instead of a place card) and their food selection was listed under the “Entree” section
Post # 7
I went to a wedding and the colour of the place card told the waiter what you ordered. They had 3 different colours for beef, chicken or veggie. It worked out well. The waiters came around and asked to see your place card so they knew what you ordered
Post # 8
my caterer says that we can indicate with various symbols or colors.
So if you wedding colors are black and pink, maybe do chicken names in pink, beef in black, etc.
or put a small dot on them or various symbols to indicate
Post # 9
You can put a little colored rhinestone sticker in the corner of the place card, or one of those little pearl buttons – you poke them through the paper and fold the little metal tabs down to hold it on – I saw them at Michael’s. A friend of mine did something like that.
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
Around here, people just stick a little jewel on the card. Let me see if I can find a picture…this wedding had two choices (soup/salad and beef/fish). There are two jewels on each place card.
Post # 11
I’m doing color coded place cards. My wedding colors are blue and pink, so I’ll have blue cards for steak and pink cards for salmon.
Post # 12
We did name cards on color cardstock to signify that guest’s selection. The colored cardstock was a half an inch wider than the white that had the info so it was in clear view to the servers. We color coordinated with our wedding colors, and just notified the Hilton coordinator who informed the banquet staff.
Post # 13
I’ve seen lots of color coded, in the wedding colors… Using paint, washi tape, etc… Here are some examples I found in Google…
Washi tape – You could use 3 different colors of tape/ribbon and each one represents a meal option… Make the colors coordinate with wedding colors 🙂
You could do something like this (but with a shape that coordinated with your wedding) and give everyone one colored leaf – again, each color represents a meal choice.
Here, you could give people different color placecards to indicate the meal choice… One thing with this (that I’m not a fan of) is that one meal choice would likely have very few cards (such as vegetarian), so there would be quite an uneven spread of colors. I feel like this becomes really when the whole card is the indication color like this.
Background colors, same as above… or putting an item on the card – Like a tissue flower, or a 3-d shape, etc
Similar idea to above… But you cut a circle in the card and place a color through, the color would indicate the meal choice… Could also be done by putting the circle on the card, without cutting the hole 🙂
Use a label maker to make the names… different color backgrounds indicate meal choices – Could also be done by writing/printing names on colored paper then attaching it to the neutral backround
Or you could just place an inconspicuous symbol on the card – a chicken, a cow, and a fish (or a plant) like this
Post # 14
I’m doing the colored rhinestone on each place card.
Post # 15
What about a cute little outline picture of what they are getting? Like if you are serving beef put a picture of a cow, chicken… chicken, fish… fish… veggie a carrot?
Here’s an example on an rsvp:
Here’s the idea on a place card:
Post # 16
I’ve been wondering about what happens when you have a couple who’s coming- the weddings I’ve been to, Fiance and I have been listed on the same card, but if you list two, you wouldn’t be able to then do two colors, etc…