Post # 1
I am doing Mrs. Lemon-esque RSVPs (a line for each guest to write their name and icons to denote their menu selection). My question is if/how to denote "kids’ meals."
We are defining "adults" as age 13 and up. They will be having a seated dinner and should choose one of the three entres (steak, fish, veggie).
We are having a kids’ room and a bunch of nannies to entertain and feed the kids that are age 7 and under. They will be fed pizza or sandwiches. (Incidentally, we have no kids between the ages of 7 and 13!).
On the RSVP, the parents will want to list their names along with their children’s names.
If we have a "Kids Icon" to select – I don’t want the 13 year olds choosing a Kid’s meal – I guess I will just have to call/email them and ask what adult meal they want?
Or, I could not have a Kid’s Icon – but then someone may circle steak for their 5 year old (which isn’t happening)…
How have you handled kids meals on the RSVP?
Post # 3
I can’t think of an icon that wouldn’t require definition. Can you just provide a line that says:
Please indicate choice of meal for guests ages 13 years and older; separate children’s meals will be provided for guests ages 12 years and younger.
The the difference between the number of meals chosen and the number of people indicated as attending will be the number of kids meals you need.
Post # 4
I guess it becomes more of a problem with large numbers of kids, but if it’s only a few, could you just have one or the other? (Assuming no allergies or anything.)
Knowing little kids, they’ll either eat anything or be picky about whatever’s there anyway =P I’d just have pizza and be done with it =)
Post # 5
The only wedding i’ve been to that had babysitting fed the kids their choice of chicken fingers or pizza — they made the choice right there. On the RSVP they did not select any food choice for kids.
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2007 - Rosary Chapel & Monterey Marriott, Monterey, CA
Just to let you know, all of our guests wrote in KIDS for their child meals and did not select an icon without any prompting. All of our invited children were either less than 8 y/o or 14+, so it wasn’t quite necessary to indicate the icon on the card.
Also… we didn’t invite all children, just those in our family, so this didn’t cause any ruckus of uninvited kids. 🙂
Post # 7
Thank you all for your help! When these invites are finally finished I’ll post them!
Post # 8
I didn’t use icons for the meal preferences, I used numbers. This is what my RSVP cards looked like:
I printed them at home, so I customized each one so there was one ‘name’ line per person