Post # 1
We are offering a selection of Steak, Chicken or Fish at our reception. On the RSVP card I found a way for each person to circle what they want (steak, chicken or fish). Someone told me on the RSVP card I should just put Steak/Chicken/Fish but give an explicit descritpion of the meal. Example “Chicken stuffed with spinach, cheese etcc.”. I feel there is NO WAY you can put an description like that for each selection on an RSVP card. THere is only so much room.
Sooo….do you feel it is okay to only put Steak/Chicken/Fish? My feeling is people are going to assume, being a wedding, it will be some kind of fancy dinner. Or should I at least put Steak/Chicken/Salmon (for the type of fish or does that even matter?)
Thanks for the input!
Post # 3
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
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
I vote for this: Steak/Chicken/Salmon
I’ve never seen a detailed dish on there only types of meat
Post # 6
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
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
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:
*Silence of vegetables growing*”
Post # 9
I say go with Steak/Chicken/Salmon. Different fish have vastly different flavors so the type of fish would definitely sway my vote.
Post # 10
@Mrs.Mittens: For your menu, I want to do one as well, how did you do that? It does look like you listed all the entrees but of coarse it is only based on what they RSVPd with? DId you put a comment on the menu under Entress something like “Entrees..per your selection?” Or just list the entress and they should assume it is based on what they ordered?
Post # 11
@alicat2: is there anyway to shorten it? Instead of the whole description maybe:
Ny Strip or Filet or whatever you have chosen
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 # 12
@vickyness: true. Seems like on the fish the majority says I should put Salmon. I guess fish can be tricky! And good idea on maybe shortening it like you said. thanks!
Post # 13
@alicat2: I’m not understanding your question.
Post # 14
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
@alicat2: on my menus I just put full descriptions of all 3 entrees we offered
Post # 16
@Mrs.Mittens: I love the look of that!