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Menu Cards – Top 3 Tips

Saturday, August 17, 2019

I admit, the next best thing after witnessing the beautiful bride and groom say “I do” is eating at the wedding reception!

How many times have you felt those hunger pains between the ceremony and reception and have to control yourself when the canapés come out?

When it’s time to sit and dine, the first thing I do is check out what’s on the menu and pick which meal option to get. C’mon, I bet you do too!

Most wedding venues will provide a white menu card branded with their company logo. I don’t mean to sound too critical, but they rarely sit well with the beautiful setting on the table.

Many hours were spent planning the centrepieces and tableware, and you may have invested in a menu tasting as well. Your thoughtfully selected menu deserve to be well presented and compliment the rest of your table styling. Unfortunately, the menu cards are often one of the details you can easily forget or leave to the last minute. I hope I can take the stress out of the last few weeks of preparation before your wedding by giving you these tips below:


Top 3 Tips When You Order Your Wedding Menu Cards


1. When should I order my wedding menus?


I suggest to contact us at least 4 weeks before your wedding to discuss your ideas and allow plenty of time to work around your menu tasting schedule. Our turn around time after approving design is 2 weeks if foiling is required or 5 working days with digital print. Rush orders are also available but we’ll advise at the time of contact.


2. How many menus should I order?


There are a couple of options to consider.

Option 1: One Menu Per Guest
Every guest has a menu card placed on a plate or tucked inside a napkin. You can also add guest name printing and use it just like a place card. This option will give your table a creative and impressive setup. Have a look at some of our examples below:

Option 2: Menu Card to Share at the Table
Tables display 1 or 2 menu cards for your guests to pass around. This option is a cost-effective solution and simplifies your table set up.


3. Should I include a beverage menu?


Absolutely! Guests love knowing what’s on offer throughout the night. Keep in mind that not everyone will consume an alcoholic beverage and communicating other options will be appreciated. Check out the folded menu below featuring the food and beverage menu. The book-style finish and the suede cover has made this menu one of a kind!

Other Menu Inspo…

Your guests can re-live another “Ooh-Aah” moment with menu cards designed to match the same fonts, colours, foil and monogram that appeared on your wedding invitation.  Come back to us and we’ll ensure a seamless process with attention to detail. Here are some more ideas below:

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DECO MENUS FOR CHRIS & IRINA ❤️ by @oohaahinvitations @imechreki thank you for the snaps xx … A question which we get asked every week in client appointments : Q. When should you start thinking about table stationery options ? A. Approx 1-2 months out from the big day, this will leave adequate time for design and production. Table stationery should compliment the styling at the wedding, if the initial invitation design completed is plain – don't be afraid to try something a little different. Guests love that personal touch – make it you ! Make it personal xx #oohaahinvitations #stationery #love #weddingideas #weddinginspo #luxuryweddings #design #australia #graphicdesign #illustration #typography #creative #creativity #vscocam #vsco #weddingstationery #designer #style #blog #bridalinspo #custom #luxe #white #weddinginvitations #invitations #menu #sydney

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