(Closed) Table menus opposed to one at each place setting?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We did this with chalkboards, and we did one per table.  The top part had our table name and then the menu below.  I thought it made sense because our guests also chose their entree with their RSVP.  If you wanted to print them, a picture frame would probably work well to display them.  Here’s a (really large) photo of ours.  🙂

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We are lucky and our venue is printing menus for each place setting for us.  However, if they weren’t, we probably would have done table menus (1-3 on each table) instead of for each person because it seems to make more sense. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think one per table is fine if its on display like the chalk board. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

You’re welcome!  I bought mine on Etsy, but they would be really easy to make with a picture frame and some chalkboard spray paint.  Good luck!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

MOST–like, all but 1 or 2– of the weddings I’ve been to haven’t had menus–at the place or on the table, at all. And some of these didn’t even include a meal choice. I really didn’t care as a guest. 

We are having menus on the table (not at every place-setting) simply because ours is a buffet and the line tends to move a little faster if people know what’s going to be on the buffet as opposed to trying to figure it out as they move along. We’re doing just 1 per table–if anything, asking for it to be passed around will give the strangers SOMETHING to say to one-another!

But I don’t think that you NEED menu cards, especially if you dont’ want them. 

OH–PS, ours will be just the “table tents” from paper source to which we’re attaching some fancy printed cards. This is what they look like used as table #s, but you could easily do a menu if you wanted: 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

we did one per table… they were on the opposite side of the table number. i think it worked out well. i like coming into a wedding and being able to read my choices before ordering and seeing what the salad/appetizer might be since that might change my decision.

let me see if i have a pic…

the menu was on the other side of the table number..

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I used these frames ($1 at IKEA) to hold signs for our bar and buffet…

Here’s a photo showing one at the buffet:

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

You might want to ask your venue if they’ll print them out – we always do it for our brides/grooms 🙂

Besides that I am IN LOVE with these adorable chalk board ideas!!! So cute and I’m totally stealing it Tongue out  As well, if everyone is pretty much couples, as most weddings I’ve been to have been then I think one menu per couple set in the middle of both settings is perfectly fine.  Let us know what you did!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We used the IKEA frames too for table menus. The catering company put a menu up on the buffet and then each table had one of the IKEA frames with a menu on it as well.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

we did 2 at each table and propped it up next to the centerpieces

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I printed one menu off for each table, i figured my guests were compitent enough to pass the piece of paper to other guests at there table if they wanted to read it. No one seemed to have an issue.

We had a buffett dinner so that card was the first hint of what food was about to be served.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

holy crap thats huge!  Sorry guys lol

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We did one at each place setting, but then we only had, like, 18 guests. Most of the guests kept them, too, since they liked the design…which I was not expecting! But we also had a restaurant reception with a limited menu, so we needed a way to let guests know what was available to them.

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