(Closed) Print menu for seated dinner?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

We’re having a seated dinner where our guests will decide their meals on their RSVP’s but we are still putting a printed menu at ever place setting. Chances are your guests are just choosing their main dish but won’t know what else is being served with it. Our menu will include the first course (salad), entree choices with the starch and vegetable that will be served with them and dessert (wedding cake and grooms cake). 

Menus definitely aren’t necessary but I think they give an added personal touch to the tables, thats why we’re having them. 

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

We didnt have guests choose their meal – we did double entree and had a menu. I like having a menu at a sit down dinner just because it 1) gives me something to read during any downtime before bride and groom arrive and it lets me know (as a guest) exactly what Im eating

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

WE had guest choose their meal with their response but I still made (Yes, made…pain in the a$$!) menus for each place setting.  I know when I go to weddings I always forget what the food I ordered was!  So I thought it would be a nice reminder, we also used it to let the guests know what the cake flavors were.  Plus it added color to the tables. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We’re doing menus at every place setting as well. We only have one surf & turf entree, so I figured since guests won’t know what they’re getting until it’s served, it would be a nice touch to do a menu. Even if guests do know, like PP said, they don’t know what type of salad, or what starch/veg comes with it, etc. We’re also using the menu to inform our guests of our morning-after breakfast at the very bottom, so it’s serving a lot of purposes for us!

Post # 8
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Busy bee

We are doing menus and they will also be placecards. I am doing a seating chart and not escort cards.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m having a buffet and I am still doing menus at every setting.

Post # 10
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Honey bee

If guests have already made their choices before the wedding, it doesn;t make any sense to have menus printed. They are much more practical for buffets to cut down on traffic jams so people know what is available before they fill their plates.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

It’s still good to have like PPs said so people know what else is being served, to add a personal touch and most people don’t remember what they ordered. 

Also, when I have selected my entree on rsvp cards for weddings I went to, it usually said chicken, beef or fish on the card but I didn’t know exactly what the dish was until I got it so the menu can tell more if that is your case.

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