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    • kjl87
      CommentAuthorkjl87
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 6th 2014
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    I was planning on sending my invites out by November, but we need to include a menu. We have already chosen our meal options, but the food tasting isn't until January.
    I'm worried if I try the good and I don't like something it'll be too late to change as the invites go out. But I don't really want to send my invites that late out.

    I've never been to a food tasting before, not sure how it really works.
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 6th 2014
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    Why do you need to include a menu in your invites? I would just ask people on the invites if they have any particular dietary requirements and then just put a menu on the tables on the actual day x

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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
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    If you have a set menu like we do there's no point in sending a munu in the invite as there's nothing your guests can pick and choose about it. If you all get to choose your own, then they wont need a menu because the choices will all be in there? I'm not too sure why you need a menu in your invite?

    We've just added a line on the RSVP for dietary requirements and will provide a menu for the tables on the day so our guests know what they will be eating.

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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
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    Also, before we went for a tasting (we had to pay for ours) we had chosen what we thought we wanted and we've gone for 2 completely different dishes of the 3 meals after actually trying it. You might be surprised by what you pick after tasting instead of reading what sounds nicest!

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    • kjl87
      CommentAuthorkjl87
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    I need to send out a menu card in the invites as our menu has 3 choices to choose from for all 3 courses.
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
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    Ah, I see. Is there no way you can have your tasting session earlier than January? That seems like an awfully long time to wait!

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    • kjl87
      CommentAuthorkjl87
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    It should have fallen in December but because of Christmas they have to push it back to January.
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    • CarrieD26
      CommentAuthorCarrieD26
      Got married 4 years ago
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    Are you hand delivering most of your invites? If you are, could you say menu choices to follow? It would probably work out quite expensive if you are posting the majority. Or could you ask them to chose their top 3 choices in order (depending how many choices you have, you may have too many) this might help you choose depending which ones are the most popular?
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    • VictoriaL46
      CommentAuthorVictoriaL46
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 7th 2014
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    Because we're having a carvery style meal we're not bothering with menu's.

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    • kittyh
      CommentAuthorkittyh
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 7th 2014
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    Did you send out save the dates? Because I don't think January is too late to send out the invites as long as they are literally ready to go as soon as you have made a decision?

    Either that or ask the venue to bring it forward so that its before Xmas?
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
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    I would definitely be pushing the venue to bring it forward. I've not done the whole tasting thing but it seems like a long time to wait.. If you explain to them that you need to get the invitations out with the menu choices to your guests then surely they should understand and try their best to be accommodating x

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    • Whovianbride
      CommentAuthorWhovianbride
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    just ask for the tasting to be sooner as you would like to be sure of the food for people to choose from before you give them the menu, im hoping to do the same thing, want to sent out our first lot of invites in Jan, so want to go try the food prob november as guessing they will be busy Dec.

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    • AmandaK74
      CommentAuthorAmandaK74
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 8th 2014
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    going to our venue tomorrow to have our tasting session and I was too wondering if we should include the menu in the invites just in case some guests have allergies ect.
    Im also trying to think of questions I need to ask/confirm while im there, any advice on what I should ask them?

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
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    I wouldn't Amanda, I would just have an option on the invites for them to say if they have any allergies/dietary requirements x

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    • Becky1608
      CommentAuthorBecky1608
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 8th 2014
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    I might be misunderstanding but are you saying that your guests will get to pick out of 3 options for each course? If so then would it make a difference if you send the menu before you have a tasting? I doubt you'd be trying 9 courses (unless you were paying for it separately). Sorry if I've misunderstood! Xxx

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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
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    ^ that's what I thought Becky! X

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    • clairenina
      CommentAuthorclairenina
      Got married 6 years ago
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    We couldn't provide our guests with a choice. We had to pick the food at our tasting. I didn't put a menu in the invites as they had no choice. We put them on the tables though on the day, so guests could see what they were going to have
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    • CarrieD26
      CommentAuthorCarrieD26
      Got married 4 years ago
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    I thought they had to chose 3 from a bigger list and guests chose which of the 3 they want in advance? I read that she has chosen the three, but might change her mind dependant on taste trial.
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    • Elinor Claire
      CommentAuthorElinor Claire
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 8th 2014
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    We had a set menu for ours. When do they want to know the final choices? I would be tempted to send the invitations out earlier and then send the menu suggestions after the tasting. Alternatively, do you have to offer your guests the choices? A lot of people won't necessarily expect a choice, they'll be happy with a set menu, and will find out on the day what they're getting. Then you just need to ask people to include any dietary requirements with their RSVPs, and you can choose alternatives for them, or offer them a choice of alternatives depending on the requirement and how many people have the same issue. We had three vegetarians and a meat main course, so we told them the two vegetarian options and went with the majority.

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
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    We didn't send out the menu with our invites, we just gave people a choice of "meat" or "vegetarian" and asked for info of any dietary requirements i.e. allergies or if someone is diabetic. No need for a full menu x

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    • kjl87
      CommentAuthorkjl87
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 8th 2014
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    I sent out save the date magnets before so guests know the date.
    I think I'll do the food tasting in January and then send out the invites, they'll need to RSVP by the beginning of March.
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    • *KelBel*
      CommentAuthor*KelBel*
      Got married 6 years ago
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    We sent our invites at the 3-4 month mark and everyone came, so surely you could do your tasting first then send your invites like we did?x

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    • kjl87
      CommentAuthorkjl87
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 9th 2014
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    Yep have decided to send invites later than planned. They all job the date, just need the details closer to the time :)
 
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