Post # 1
Is it assumed that all kids will be given a ‘general’ plated kids meal? I’m confused as I was just reading the other post about kids meals. If I am giving the option of two entrees for dinner for adults on the RSVP, do I have to mention anything about what the kids will have?
Post # 3
I would (because if I had a child & was RSVPing, I would assume I had to choose a plated selection for them). I like the idea of doing one of the following things:
1. Put an insert into all the invites of families with young children stating that there will be a plated meal specifically arranged for kids under X years of age, and that they do not need to select a meal choice for them on the RSVP card
2. Have the kid’s meal as a third choice on the RSVP (if you want all kids under X years of age to receive it, make sure to make a note of that)
3. If it’s not a huge deal to you, then just mention it on your wedding website & include the link with your invites.
Post # 4
The answer partly depends on your caterer. Are they willing to plate up smaller portions of the adult entrees at a child’s price? If so, you can let people select the meal they want their child to have.
Having read the other post, I would probably just say:
“Guests under the age of 10 will be served a children’s selection.”
That way if there are allergy issues , the parents will likely make contact. Otherwise they take what they get.
Post # 5
We are including a meat option, vegetarian option, and kid’s meal option on the RSVP cards.
Post # 6
@Jenniphyr: Thanks so much. I actually prefer option #1. Then I don’t have to add it to the RSVPS! I can just toss it in with the invitation! Thanks so much!
Post # 7
@Babeeb mom: Glad I could help! : ) I saw that mentioned on the other thread briefly & thought it was a really good idea. Also, @julies1949: brought up the point about allergies — if you know what the meal is going to be, maybe you could put something on the insert either describing what the kids’ meal is, or listing potential allergens, and asking parents of children with allergies to please make contact so that people would know to do so. (I know that my fiance is totally allergic to EVERYTHING, but his parents would never call the bride/groom to ask about what the kids’ meal had in it if the situation had come up when he was a kid! : / He either would have had a reaction, or more likely gone hungry.)
ETA: Not to be a Debbie Downer or anything! It’s just that now that I’m marrying someone with allergies (and taking nursing), I understand it so much better than I did before, and I’m always trying to avert situations! LOL. Even if you could put something on the card saying “parents of children with allergies are advised to contact so-and-so and [phone #/email/etc] for clarification regarding the kids’ meal selection”.
Post # 8
we are doing this verbage:
Please chose how many of the following entrees:
_____ Shrimp Linguine _____Chicken Vesuvius
____ Childs Meal _____Beef Wellington