You've put a lot of time and thought into your wedding menu, so it’s important that your meal gets the attention it deserves. That’s why providing menus for your guests is always a good idea—reading the delicious dinner descriptions will whet everyone’s appetites and get them excited for the meal to commence. (Not to mention the fact that providing menus is also helpful for guests who may want to double-check ingredients in case they have allergies or dietary restrictions.)
While a simple printed menu card is always a great option, more couples are opting for creative ways to clue guests in on the wedding meal. One of our favorite ideas? Menu designs that work double-duty as reception table decor. Whether it’s a bottle of red wine with the menu courses printed on the label or a linen napkin screen-printed with the dinner offerings, these clever menu ideas work a second shift as decorative elements on the table (an especially smart idea if you’re serving a family-style meal with several large platters and don’t have a lot of extra room on the table).
We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite double-duty menu designs for those of you in need of some inspiration.
Up for a DIY project? Print your reception menu on adhesive label paper and affix the stickers to bottles of wine you’ll be serving with dinner.
Tropical-Leaf Cocktail Menu
Hosting a tropical wedding? Hand-letter the evening’s beverage options in gold on a beautiful tropical leaf—place it in a vase to also double as cocktail-bar decor.
Keepsake chopsticks—house in sleeves printed with your dinner menu—double as take-home wedding favors.