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Whether you choose to have menu cards at your wedding reception is completely optional.
Coordinating wedding menu cards with your place cards, favours and colour theme can add that extra touch of class to your special day. They’re also a great talking point for guests as they wait for the food to be served – especially if you’re having a more unusual wedding menu!
Choose to put either one or two on a table or one per person!
Menu card wording
You don’t need very much imagination to write the words for your menu card. The menu should state what is on offer for each course, including a vegetarian alternative if relevant. For example:
- Main course
- Coffee & Mints
You might also want to add details about when to expect the toasts and speeches. This is especially relevant if you decide to have them before or during the wedding breakfast!
If you want to make your own menu cards, take a look at our wedding stationery templates where you can download one of our free printable wedding menu templates.
Menu card ideas
- A5 booklet – print straight onto the card or on a paper insert.
- Print your menu onto one side of card. Lay it flat on the table or in a menu holder.
- A-frame menu cards combine the simplicity of a single piece of card and a holder all in one.
- Make a three-sided stand-up menu using one piece of A4 card.
- Butterfly shaped – if you’re having butterfly place cards, why not continue the theme with details of your menu on a larger butterfly – you could attach this to a vase or stick it to a bottle of wine.
- Stick the menu to a bottle, although you’ll need to make sure it stands out from the other bottles on the table!
- Including a vegetarian option will prevent your waitresses being asked whether there is ‘something for the vegetarian.’