Photo: The Pomegranate Basket
Most guests can’t wait for you to say “Bon Appetit” at the reception (or on Thanksgiving!) Why? Because it’s all about going above and beyond the traditional one-meat and two-sides approach to a plated dinner with an innovative variety of cuisines. Grab a plate, napkin, and silverware and be sure to check out our favorite designs for ways to inform them what’s on the menu here.
Photos (clockwise from top left): Rebekah Murray Photography, Hazelnut Photography, Henry Photographers with Blush Printables (stationary) and Making Me Events (vintage plates), Rylee Hitchner Photography and Michael & Anna Costa Photography, Ltd.
Most guests cannot wait until you say, “Bon Appetit” at the reception. Why? Because eating all the delicious food you’ve picked out is the best part. Check out our favorite designs for ways to inform your guests of what’s on the menu:
Disk: Instead of your typical rectangle or square menu cards, think outside the box and choose a different shape like a circle.
Chalkboard: Perfect for any rustic, family-style buffet dinner.
Picture Frame: Whether you decide to use picture frames for your table numbers or menus, it serves double duty as an added decoration.
Wine Bottle: Apply your menu to your signature drink(s) at each table.
Napkin: Who says your menus can’t be wearable?
For more menu display inspiration, take a look at our photo gallery full of unique ideas.
Looking for inventive tricks to up the “WOW” factor in your reception décor? Take a cue from seasoned event planners and incorporate printed menus into the design of your tablescapes – allowing the printed stationery to add to the beauty of each table’s design. This strategy, frequently used by professional party planners, is a savvy, cost effective tip for brides who want to maximize their decorating budgets!
Classic Menu from The Green Kangaroo