Wording of meal choices for RSVPs?

posted 2 months ago in Food
  • poll: Which wording works better?
    generic descriptions: chicken : (15 votes)
    48 %
    specific descriptions: Pan-Roasted Corn Fed Chicken Breast : (16 votes)
    52 %
  • Post # 2
    656 posts
    Busy bee

    I’ve never seen anything except generic descriptions, but I think I’d prefer more information if possible 

    Post # 3
    188 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    Could u put generic on rsvp and full description on your wedding website if people want more information 

    Post # 4
    1011 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2019

    I don’t think I’d need all the details for that specific dish.  It’s just roast chicken, really.  If it contained a common allergen or commonly disliked food (shrimp-stuffed chicken breast with mushroom sauce, for example) that would be another matter.  I don’t need to know what it ate.

    Post # 5
    388 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I like to see descriptions that help me actually pick my meal. If my choice is Fish or Steak, I’ll probably choose steak bc I have no idea what kind of fish. But if it says Tomato and Caper Sea Bass or Peppercorn encrusted Steak, I’m going to flip bc of each preparation.

    Post # 6
    1652 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    More info is better if you can do it!

    Post # 7
    2341 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I usually see more descriptive wording for the options…  ie, “ peppercorn filet with root vegetables” or “vegetarian butternut squash risotto” or “grilled trout with new potatoes”.  You don’t have to list every single ingredient but given how many people only like certain types of fish or certain flavor profiles, you can reduce the risk of guests trying to switch their entree when they actually get to the wedding.  My fiancée for example, generally prefers fish but really dislikes a few specific types of fish and will not eat them.  


    Post # 8
    252 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2020 - City, State

    I think “chicken, beef, or fish” is not enough info but I agree that I don’t need to know if the chicken is corn fed so much as I want to know how the entrees are prepared.

    With no further information I’d pick fish, but if the options were chicken with white wine and mushroom sauce, fried five spice tilapia, or boeuf bourgignon, I’d pick either chicken or beef.

    As a guest I’m going to smile and say thank you no matter what you serve me, but I’ll be happier if I can make informed choices and receive something that aligns with my flavor preferences.

    Post # 9
    1664 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    Full description. I’ve only ever seen it this way and highly prefer it. 

    Post # 10
    4703 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    Generic. Just in case something happens and you have to change the menu.

    Post # 11
    545 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    ladyartichoke :  agree, plus with longer descriptions you will get people writing things in like “no mushrooms” and “sauce on the side” etc. 

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