RSVP for plated dinner reception

So far your website has been SO helpful!

We are getting ready to print our own RSVP cards, and I’m having trouble figuring out my wording. I am having a plated dinner and I will have to mark each place card to show who is having what (which is no problem, my caterer and I have already come up with a system). My problem is how to make my guests mark WHO is having which dish instead of how many guests want each dish.

I read another post saying I could send seperate RSVP cards for each guest, but there are times that I’m inviting a family of 5-6, and that could be alot. Or, if it’s Mr. Smith and “Guest”, I will need the name of the guest and his/her meal choice for the place card.

Any suggestions will be great. I’m sure if the problem only comes up a couple times I will call and get the specifics, I just don’t want it to happen on EVERY RSVP card.

Future Mrs. Piper


Did anyone have any suggestions for me? I am still trying to figure it out so that I can print them.

Donna, Wedding Queen, President; Top Wedding Sites, Inc

I used the search tool below to search for RSVP meal choice and got this post, which you may find helpful:

RSVP Meal Choice

The search tool is a cool feature you can use while you wait for our experts to answer. Usually, they are very busy with wedding planning come Thursday until Sunday. [;)]

Nancy Tucker

When doing food choices on the rsvp card, you should provide a line for each name and meal selected.

name____John Grover__meal choice chicken

or beef___rg___chicken_______fish __jg__please initial your choice