Your menu cards should be lovely and descriptive enough that upon reading it, your guests’ mouths are watering in anticipation of the arrival of the first course.
If you were anything like me you will work tirelessly with the venue/caterer to ensure the menu at your wedding was perfect and reflected your refined foodie tastes.
Because our wedding was French inspired, the food of course had to be french inspired as well! It took us hours with the chef and a number of different tastings, but we finally developed the perfect menu and the result was a little taste of heaven!
After all of this hard work and the high expectations our guests had for our wonderful secret menu, we knew we had to develop a menu card that reflected the beauty of the 5 exquisite French courses.
I took the Laduree wreath with our mongram, and the same border corners as our invitations and used the two fonts I have been using for the rest of the stationery. Again, by using the same fonts, and motifs I was able to create cohesiveness with all of the different elements at the wedding.
The description for each course was separated by a flourish cut from the borders of the invitations.
I printed the menu on a creamy linen paper, trimmed it and then mounted them on the same grey cardstock used for the escort cards and programs.
The menus were then folded in the grey napkins on each guests’ plate.
To reduce the amount of work this all took, we had contemplated only printing one menu card and framing them. However, this set up makes it much more difficult for every guest to read the menu in detail. It is also a nice touch (and a little bit of luxe) for every guest to have a gorgeous menu card waiting for them at their place setting. It gives each guest the luxury of reading every detail of your menu in their own time.
There are so many different ways to display your menu for your guests. Just be sure that it get’s their taste buds excited, is creative, legible and incorporates the general look and motif of your wedding.