Yummy Signage, Anyone?

As a rather picky eater, with some food allergies, I tend to steer clear of buffets, or when I do eat at one (mainly in Vegas!), I stick to only recognizable foods. I’m just not adventurous enough to try new things, unless I know what they are, and it seems many buffets don’t think it’s necessary to label their food items.

So as a courtesy to our guests, I’ve made 4″ x 6″ framed signs for our buffet, so they will know what they’re eating. And I found the frames on sale at Jo-Ann’s for only $2.99 each! This will be a good alternative to a menu, since it really isn’t practical to have a menu at the place setting when people will be serving themselves, plus it’s an excuse for yet another project with my beloved paper! 🙂

(the tri tip will be hand carved to order by our chef at a carving station)


Prior to the buffet dinner, we will have passed hors d’oeuvres, so I think guests will have to fend for themselves to figure out what those are (or just ask the waiter!). Our guests will be able to choose from:

  • Smoked Trout & Apple Salad on Cucumber Rounds
  • Crab Cakes with Chili-Lime Aioli
  • Flatbread Pizza with Caramelized Onions, Pancetta & Gruyere Cheese
  • And on an 8 foot table there will be a Selection of Cheeses, Marinated Vegetables & Fresh Fruits (Triple Cream Brie, Point Reyes Blue, Sharp Irish Cheddar, Fresh Mozzarella, Picholine & Calamata Olives, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Artichoke Hearts, and Assorted Seasonal Fruits)


There will also be bread and salad served at the table before the buffet dinner, but since we chose a simple Classic Caesar Salad with Crisp Romaine, Croutons & Parmesan Reggiano Cheese, I’m thinking our guests can figure out the salad by themselves!

Are you having a sit down or buffet dinner at your reception, and will you be incorporating any signage or menus for your guests?

(unless otherwise noted, all pictures in this post were taken by me)


Mrs. Cola

Mountain View, CA
Wedding Date:
June 2010
I'll Have an Order of Recession Deals, with a Reduced Rate and a Side of Discount, Please
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  1. Guest Icon Guest
    Happy Nappy Bride, Guest @ 11:41 pm

    I’m doing the same thing, but with frames from the Dollar Store. The Mister’s got all sorts of food allergies, so I figured we’d better give folks a heads up on what they’re eating…content and all.

  2. potatochips Bee
    potatochips 1193 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:48 am

    Great idea! As a vegetarian, I’m always poking around wondering if there’s bacon hiding in things!

  3. Member
    Miss Chicken Wing 1225 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:06 am

    LOVE the signage! I plan on doing this, as well!!!

  4. nachos Bee
    nachos 1721 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:04 pm

    So smart making descriptive signs, sometimes it’s tough to tell what something is in a buffet. And I want some of that salmon please.

  5. msbuttons Bee
    msbuttons 5014 posts, Bee Keeper @ 12:08 pm

    Drooool. Is it time for lunch yet? You’ve officially made me hungry! The signs look great!

  6. Guest Icon Guest
    A Woodside Wedding: Details, Details, and More Pretty Details, Part 1 | Weddingbee, Guest @ 7:23 pm

    […] Photo 23: our rings resting on our DIY laser cut wedding invitations, Photo 24: circulating during dinner, Photo 25: our DIY programs (this is a guest photo), Photo 26: DIY card box and Mr. Cola’s […]

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    A Woodside Wedding: Details, Details, and More Pretty Details, Part 2 | Weddingbee, Guest @ 12:31 pm

    […] 1: over 6 foot tall cupcake tower, Photo 2: our first dance, Photo 3: carving at our buffet dinner, Photo 4: choose your favor table, Photo 5: short DIY centerpiece and pre-ceremony refreshments, […]

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