(Closed) RSVP wording

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

You need to ask your caterer if they need to know how much of each type of food to make.  If they don’t have a limit to how much they make then I would say to leave it off of the cards.  It wouldn’t matter what people checked then.  Even if the caterer did need to know a head count for a buffet I don’t know how they would control if someone took food other than what they wrote on their RSVP card.

Post # 4
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809 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’ve only seen the choices for weddings that had a plated dinner. I’d leave it off. 🙂

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

Leave it off. You only want to ask for people’s entree selections at a plated dinner. Your caterer should be able to estimate how much of each entree to make for a buffet based on the total number of guests.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I agree with the two folks above — no need to include the menu options on the RSVP if you’re doing a buffet.  I’m having stations, and I’m not including them.  Your caterer should be able to estimate how much food to make, based on experience and a set formula for average portions of proten + starch + fat + etc.  (At least, that’s what caterers have told me when I asked them how to decide how much food to make.)

Post # 7
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We had a buffet dinner and we didn’t have to tell our caterer how much of each to make.  I think most people want to try a little bit of everything at a buffet!

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