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.
Photo: Nam Nguyen Photography
A traditional wedding reception includes hor d’oeuvres, an appetizer, a main entree and desserts. However, couples are free to opt out or replace any or all of these courses for something more reflective of their theme and budget. Whether your caterer is on-site or off-site, they should be familiar with your venue. A tasting generally takes place three months prior to your wedding date. While most caterers will assess the size of your guest list and venue to help guide you to a particular dish that is feasible, but, ultimately, the choice is yours. As you finalize your menu, it’s important to consider your guests’ taste buds. It should appeal to a wide range of people, including those who have allergies or dietary requests such as vegetarians or vegans.
How will you be serving food at your reception? Let us know in the poll below! For more inspiration, check out our menu displays photo gallery.