Menu cards serve many purposes, even some that you wouldn’t think of. Here are a few ways to use your menu cards!

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If you don’t want to have cards printed for every guest at your wedding, you can make a sign with the menu options on it that goes with your decor. This is just one more place for an added decoration, but it is also functional. Find a sign that goes with your theme so that your guests don’t just look over it, and add details to make it look pretty instead of generic. Who said a menu card has to be boring?

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Another great idea for your menu cards is to use them as your place cards. This is a great way to save paper, and who doesn't want to help save the planet? Have the names of the guests on the cards and not only will it save paper, but your guests will like the special touch of having a personalized menu card. If you want to save even more paper, you can have just one menu card at each table instead of one for each guest. This way, everyone can still see the menu, but you won’t waste too much paper.

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Menu cards come in all shapes and sizes. Don’t feel the need to get a standard card; customize your’s to fit your personality and your wedding. If you're serving a certain type of food, make your cards reflect that. For example, if you're having Mexican food, have a Mexican-themed menu card that adds some fun. Think of it as more than just a menu card and more as an added decoration for your wedding.

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More importantly, menu cards are a way to make your guests aware of what they're eating in case they have any kind of allergies. A good idea for this is to have notes on your cards about common allergens that the food may contain. Talk to the chefs before making your cards and have them tell you everything in the food so that you can make your guests aware. This way, they won’t just skip the food for fear of having an allergic reaction, and they won’t have to ask what is in each item.