Wedding Stationery - Menu

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Wedding Stationery - Menu

Menu's are a lovely addition to the reception tables and co-ordinate your wedding stationery theme beautifully when favour boxes and table numbers are included. They make sure your guests are looking forward to their meal and are useful for providing any additional information you want them to know about the venue.

When is comes to choosing the right type of menu for the wedding you should choose the type of menu and food that will match the theme. Are you having a very informal wedding and would prefer to have a hot buffet or barbeque or are you having a very formal wedding in a grand mansion and feel that silver service will suit you better? If you have a buffet style dinner then the menu cards arenít usually placed on the tables but at the buffet listing each item.

There isnít much that can be written in a Menu. It should highlight what is being served in the correct order for each course and it should include the vegetarian option if you are having this. Some couples add a wine list and list the childrenís menu if this is appropriate.

A standard layout of a Menu insert is:



Intermediate (if applicable)

Main Course



There are different styles of Menuís that you can have.

1) The most common style is an A5 booklet with an insert with your chosen decoration on the front to match your wedding stationery.

2) An A5 flat card with the Menu listed on the front

3) Sometimes guests have asked for a menu/place card to be formed when the guest has been able to choose their meal. The place card will be on the front and their menu choices on the back to remind them of their choices.

4) A common choice is a three sided card containing the table number and the menu

Most wedding stationery companies will allow you to order your Menu's at the same time as your wedding invitations and will book you a second production date nearer to your wedding date. However, you need to be sure of the numbers attending the wedding as some companies will only allow you to reduce the order by a certain amount. It may be useful to wait until you have received most of your response cards so you know how many tables you will be having. Most customers order all of their stationery at the same time to ensure they can be guaranteed a space nearer to the wedding.

It is usual to have your Menu following your stationery theme or in the same colours. Many handmade wedding stationery companies can provide their designs in numerous colours so you can usually find something to your taste and budget. Some venues even provide these free of charge so it is worth checking before you start looking into purchasing them. Most Menu's are designed to match the rest of your stationery and contain an insert listing the whole menu (and additional details if you prefer). Menu cards can be printed for each guest but it usually to have one or two on each table. It is usual to have one menu between two guests.

Louise Keeling is the owner of a handmade wedding stationery business called Bubbly Creations. They provide a whole range of wedding stationery including Menuís.

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