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Menu Card Ideas

My guests have been given the option between 2 appetizers and 2 entrees (no choice for dessert) and I would like to have a menu card on each person's place setting.

The issue I have is I would like to have personalized menus for each guest and also something visual on the menu that will cue the server (e.g., a line or an object) so that they do not need to ask the guest what they ordered. Because the menus are different for everyone, is there a way I can subtly out something on each menu that will stand out for the server and won't look out of place on the card?

Thank you for your suggestions :)

g. xx

Re: Menu Card Ideas

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    edited April 2011
    IMO, subtly isn't a great for this purpose.  You end up with a bunch of servers leaning over each guest trying to view their "icons" and they end up asking the guest what they ate anyway.

    I've seen it done where the menu has a ribbon embellishment (stripe, bow, etc) to denote which entree.  We're just using different colored cardstock for the menu.  Fuschia for beef, lavendar for fish, gray for chicken.  Works pretty well for low light and easy viewing from afar.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_reception-ideas_menu-card-ideas?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:5Discussion:985e95ac-533e-4c94-b391-c871c21e07d8Post:39e9bef7-4bae-48ba-bb36-be469b38e717">Re: Menu Card Ideas</a>:
    [QUOTE]IMO, subtly isn't a great for this purpose.  You end up with a bunch of servers leaning over each guest trying to view their "icons" and they end up asking the guest what they ate anyway. I've seen it done where the menu has a ribbon embellishment (stripe, bow, etc) to denote which entree.  <strong>We're just using different colored cardstock for the menu.  Fuschia for beef, lavendar for fish, gray for chicken. </strong> Works pretty well for low light and easy viewing from afar.
    Posted by Tanq&Tonic[/QUOTE]

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    I like PP's ideas.

    I got my menus free from vistaprint.  They call them "rack cards".  All I had to pay for was shipping.
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