(Closed) RSVP and wording for Dinner Choices

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper

I think the type of fish does matter.

I went the crazy detailed route and put way too much info on my RSVP cards (IMO).  For me, I care about the sauces accompanying the dish – but, most RSVP cards don’t have that (and it’s always a pet peeve of mine).  

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’d definitely state what type of fish it is. We went this route:

Please select the meal choice of each guest attending by writing his or her name below:

Barbequed Pot Roast ________________________________

Chicken Marsala ___________________________________

Butternut Squash Ravioli ____________________________

Kids’ Meal _______________________________________

If they want more details, perhaps you can provide that on the webiste. We also had a note on the bottom of the RSVP that said to contact the bride for any specific dietary restrictions or allergies. If anyone has questions, they can call/email you.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I vote for this: Steak/Chicken/Salmon

I’ve never seen a detailed dish on there only types of meat

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Tip: I had my guests initial their choice so the venue served them the correct meal and for seating chart purposes.

I put Beef/Fish/Pork on the RSVP card but included a menu. (Sorry, those pictures are huge!)

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We’re planning on doing the same as NDBee, because our venue requires us to use placecards that are coded for meal choices.

I agree with you that there is only so much space and detail that you can include.

Post # 8
Hostess
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’d go with the Beef/Chicken/Fish option… usually I get the full rundown of the course description at the actual reception location. On a sidenote, if you have room, there are some funny suggestions out there. My favorite so far was:

“Pleaee choose one:
Moo!
Bawk!
*Silence of vegetables growing*”

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I say go with Steak/Chicken/Salmon. Different fish have vastly different flavors so the type of fish would definitely sway my vote.

Post # 11
Hostess
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@alicat2: is there anyway to shorten it? Instead of the whole description maybe:

Ny Strip or Filet or whatever you have chosen
Stuffed Chicken
Roasted Mahi Mahi/Bass/Insert fish

That way guests can have a decent idea? Usually when it comes to the beef I’m pretty picky and like PP said, the type of fish is kinda important when I try to decide what I want.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@alicat2: I’m not understanding your question. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m going to be putting the full description even though it takes up more room on the RSVP card.  I haven’t finished designing it or else I would share here.

Our ‘fish’ dish is really a creamy pasta with grilled shrimp.  Most people would assume it would be some sort of a baked fish I think which is why we decided to elaborate.

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper

@alicat2: on my menus I just put full descriptions of all 3 entrees we offered

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