(Closed) RSPV meal wording

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Generic meal terms or Specific?
    Prime Rib, Cape Cod Chicken, Eggplant Parmesean (all specific) : (19 votes)
    83 %
    Beef, Poultry, Vegetarian (all generic) : (4 votes)
    17 %
    Prime Rib, Cape Cod Chicken, Vegetarian (mixed: Specific and Generic) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    5800 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’d put the specific dish for all three. For me, it looks off to have just one vague option.

    Post # 4
    7587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    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
    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    be consistent. use either all generic or all specific dishes.

    Post # 6
    6351 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Would it look silly to put vegetarian in parantheses?

    Egglpant Parm (vegetarian)?

    Post # 7
    602 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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
    459 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I’d put specific names for all three, and put vegetarian in parentheses next to eggplant parmesan.

    Post # 9
    4518 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    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
    1046 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    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 # 12
    3222 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I would do generic. I love @mwitter80:‘s idea of adding ‘go to the website’ detail for more information on the food. 

    Post # 13
    916 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    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
    987 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    The eggplant parm is clearly the vege option.  Your current invites are the right way to send them out. 

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