If you are having a small wedding reception in a restaurant or private dining area, custom menus and table numbers will help marry your wedding ceremony location and reception celebration together.
Menu cards are a classy way to inform your guests of their meal selections, from cocktails and appetizers to mains and desserts, either for the wedding reception, a meet and greet dinner, rehearsal gathering or day-after brunch.
Drawing inspiration from the desert, cactus and mountain landscapes around Las Vegas, here are some options for menu cards, table numbers and other reception stationery.
Sand-washed color palettes, succulents and cacti, and desert blooms all form the main theme, be it modern, botanical, minimal or more, for these gorgeous stationery options. Some even have foil-pressed details for an additional luxe look and feel.
All of these designs are customizable and can be matched to save the dates, wedding invitations, thank you cards and other wedding stationery.
What should you include on a menu card?
In addition to your names and date of the wedding, you might include the restaurant or venue’s name.
Dishes are listed by course and may include ingredients of the dishes and preparation. Work with your caterer or event coordinator at the venue for the ingredients and dish names. Generally this will be:
- First course (appetizers, salad, or soup)
- Main course (including sides)
- Third course (dessert)
Even if guests have previously chosen their dishes, it can be helpful to remind them of the options. For those who like to collect memories, the menu card can also make a beautiful reminder of the meal and celebration!
If you have speciality cocktails or beverage selections, it can also be helpful to include the options.
What if you’re having a buffet?
If you are having a buffet at your reception, you can choose to have a menu at the table setting for each guest or a stack of menus at the buffet line.
What else could you include?
Table numbers and place cards will help guests find their seating arrangement. Usually displayed at the center of each dinner table (sometimes in a small frame), these cards indicate the table number so guests can easily find their table as they enter the wedding reception.
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