Post # 1
When filling out RSVP’s is is appropriate to include the specific title of dishes (prime rib, cape cod chicken etc. etc.), or should you use generic terms (beef, chicken etc etc)?
This is what we currently have on our invitations (not ordered yet):
___ Prime Rib ___ Chicken Marsala ___ Eggplant Parmesean
Someone else insists that we have this:
___ Prime Rib ___ Chicken Marsala ____ Vegetarian
We say that if you are going to be specific with the meal selections then be specific. She wants the two specific dishes, and the generic vegetarian. We are paying for the invitations and like the way we have it worded, she is arguing otherwise.
Are we right or wrong? Is there a right or wrong answer? Just looking for thoughts and opinions.
Post # 3
I’d put the specific dish for all three. For me, it looks off to have just one vague option.
Post # 4
We used a generic i.e. Filet, halibut, Roasted chicken, vegetarian. At the bottom of the card we stated in smaller print “For a full menu description please visit our website under the Entree page”
We were able to give detailed descriptions there. So if anyone was concerned they could find the information themselves. I know that I am not answering your question but it may be a way around it if you have a website.
Post # 5
be consistent. use either all generic or all specific dishes.
Post # 6
Would it look silly to put vegetarian in parantheses?
Egglpant Parm (vegetarian)?
Post # 7
I voted for all generic because that’s the way I’ve seen it done the most, but all specific is good too. Just be consistent.
Post # 8
I’d put specific names for all three, and put vegetarian in parentheses next to eggplant parmesan.
Post # 9
You’re right! It should be either all generic or all specific, though I prefer specific, because “vegetarian” could mean so many different things.
I like SoontobeMrsA and doingathing’s suggestion that you keep it all specific and add “vegetarian” in parentheses after eggplant parm, because a serious vegetarian may wonder if that dish is actually vegetarian.
Post # 10
I think your version is best. I think it’s nice if you let people know what the vegetarian dish is. Sometimes I pick the veggie dish if it sounds tasty so it’s nice to know what it is. No reason only the vegetarians should be in suspense!
Post # 11
@stillme: @doingathing: @SoontobeMrsA:
Is it common for Eggplant Parmesean to have some sort of meat in it? I guess I am blind to the vegetarian world because I love my meat, but I always thought that Eggplant Parmesean is pretty commonly accepted as a vegetarian dish. Good info though I do like the idea of the “(vegetarian)”
Post # 12
I would do generic. I love @mwitter80:‘s idea of adding ‘go to the website’ detail for more information on the food.
Post # 13
We did all generic because our invitations were on sale, and we hadn’t had our final tasting yet. But if we had known what the options would be, and we had room, we would have put the full descriptions.
Post # 14
The eggplant parm is clearly the vege option. Your current invites are the right way to send them out.