Post # 1
So last night we had our food tasting and everything was so yummmy it was hard to make our selections. We finally decided on our 3 options and I am getting ready to submit the information to our invitation company (they have to print the meal options on the RSVP card as we are having a sit down dinner).
My issue is that when i read the options out loud they sound say ehhhh… like just mediocore. I read on several posts that you should use descriptive words to make the entrees sound more appealing but I can’t think of any! I’ve searched online and I can’t really come up with anything that doesn’t sound cheesey!
Any help would be really appreciated! Here our our 3 entrees:
- Balsamic Glazed London Broil
- Chicken & Mushroom Marsala
- Alfredo Pasta Primavera
Help! Help! Help! :o)
Post # 3
I kinda like what you have written. That’s what it is, and it sounds lovely. Of course, I LOVE food, and I’m currently dieting on lean protein and vegetables…so just hearing those words makes my mouth water. What did you come up with that you thought sounded cheesy?
Post # 4
lol I’m probably over thinking it. My fiance keeps saying “9 time outta 10 i can’t even remember what i picked to eat because I made the decison a month ago…” and he’s right.
These descriptions aren’t the cheesey ones- those are just how they are listed on the hotel menu: the descriptions I looked up online were like “a savory marinated london broill filet glazed with a delicate balsamic sauce” and “fresh pasta prima vera drizzled with creamy alfredo sauce and garnished with fresh spices” lol I don’t have room for all that on my rsvp card!
Post # 5
@Miss CuppyCake: I like the way it is too! Simple, but it is what it is..and I will take all three:)
Post # 6
@Miss CuppyCake: hahaha I love the elegant wording, but we are talking space issues. Unless you wanna just mail out GIANT invitations. Which would be horrible and awesome at the same time. I’m with @lindsaybrooke24:, too. I’ll have one of each, please!
EDIT: The really lengthy descriptions? Put them on the menus!!
Post # 7
Your 3 names are perfect as is. I find that most people are put off by the menu names with eight adjectives and a couple of adverbs.
Post # 8
All the invites I ever received with the entree choices just said beef, chicken, pasta. It doesn’t always make it that easy to pick but I guess that way if something had to change as far as the sauce or seasoning, it wasn’t written anywhere.
Post # 9
I also think you should keep it simple and perhaps add a description of the dishes on the menu! If you don’t want to use the descriptions you posted above (that to me sound wonderful) you should just write Fish, Chicken, Pasta on the RSVP and then keep the descriptions for later.
Pasta: What kind of pasta will they be serving? Tortelli, fusilli, pappardelle? You can use the correct name of the pasta when describing the dish.
Mushroom: same as above, what mushrooms? Champignon? Porcini? Use the correct name and it might sound nicer.
Chicken: is it chicken filet stripes? Chicken breast? Is it grilled, sauted, braised…
Broil: definitely keep that it’s a filet!
Post # 10
THanks ladies! I took your advice and kept the basics! I plan to put the descriptions on the menus!