(Closed) Place cards… and how to include guests entree choice?

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
1345 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
3974 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

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
215 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
369 posts
Helper bee

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
693 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
356 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
1293 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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
1691 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
2896 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
1282 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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
1534 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m doing the colored rhinestone on each place card.  

Post # 15
1884 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
243 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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…

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