(Closed) RSVP Cards – entree selections

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

We had “please list any dietary requirements” with a line underneath. I think it made some people feel they need to fill the gap… E.g. we had people tell us they don’t like fish/mayo etc. So if I was to do it again I would say “please list any dietary requirements on the reverse of this card” – you could say allergies if you want to be more specific but I’d worry I’d miss a veggie/vegan if I put that

Post # 3
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Honey bee

What happens if someone who ordered chicken changes their mind and wants steak, and tells the server that’s what they orered? This is an important question to ask your venue… how will they handle it? Will they run out of that entree and other people get stuck with something they didn’t order? Or have to wait for it to be cooked? How will the extras be charged? Typically you would have to pay that night.

Personally I would do the extra step by asking for specific choices and incorporating that choice into place cards. It can be as simple as a different color font, or a different color flower decoration in the corner.

For dietary restrictions I agree with you and would use the word allergies.

 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Definitely ask your guests to initial their entree selection, it’s just easiest.

“dietary restrictions” is the best wording, in my mind. We had that and got two vegans, one nut allergy, one gluten-free, no weirdness. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

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sept2017 :  I asked about allergies and dietary restrictions and I didn’t have a problem with anybody writing personal preferences. People only wrote something if they had an actual allergy or dietary restrictions such as vegan or vegetarian. 

Total number of each entree might be confusing so I would do the initial next to each entree selection.

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