When decorating bridal tables, in addition to choosing cutlery and crockery , floral arrangements or the choice of seats and arrangement of guests, a very special element and in which all will be noticed is the wedding menu.
The wedding banquet is the culmination of a great day, one that all the guests are waiting and the one to whom they will spend most time. And if the choice of dishes is key for a wedding to remember better or worse “how well we eat”, your presentation should accompany the rest of the decor to not out of order.
Design Of The Wedding Menu
Although the design of the wedding menu usually goes unnoticed in the overall project, as it is often imposed by the restaurant itself and many more attention is paid to aspects such as tablecloths or flowers, the truth is that it is an element to which all The guests will pay great attention. They will read it surely not one, but several times throughout the night “to see what all now” and therefore it is important to take care of your presentation.
It is in this case another clear example of the symbiosis between graphic design and interior design, because in these cases come not only the final styling and accessories with which it is adorned, but also graphic issues such as typography, Size of the letter or the various printing techniques.
Depending on the decoration of the room or the style you want to print to the wedding (classic or modern, rustic or vintage), this should be the choice of the presentation of the menu. Here are some examples:
Ideal for outdoor weddings , these types of menus are presented with a characteristic in common: the incorporation of a branch or natural flower , often seasoned with string bonding. Thyme, rosemary or lavender are the most common, giving an informal air while taking care of the decoration of the table.
A slope of the previous, very used also in rustic weddings or with a vintage air . It mainly uses papers, cartons and natural materials for printing. Trunks, pieces of wood, recycled paper or craft paper are the kings of this type of menus.
No one escapes that wedding organization is often in many cases almost exclusive patrimony of “them”, who are the ones who choose to the last detail. That is why sometimes the female touch is the protagonist in the design of the menu, characterized mainly by pastel colors such as mauve, bluish or pink quartz and by the presence of lace, bows and filigree .
Ideal for weddings with a more classic and sophisticated cut, they are usually printed on high-quality and very good quality supports, and also with accessories that enhance their elegance, such as satin napkins, rhinestones or exotic flowers.
They go one step beyond elegance and are characterized, unlike the previous ones, by their unusual formats and by the presence of very festive complements, such as sequins, filigree or gold or metallic details.
They bring an air of sophistication to any wedding. Whether in methacrylate or printed on special media and papers, they are usually printed in metallic or gold type to enhance their beauty.
For those who prefer a more contemporary, contemporary style wedding, we find a kind of menus characterized by its simplicity (usually in a simple satin cardboard), its modern typography and the absence of complements in its presentation.
For those who want to stand out doing something different, creativity is the only limit. Menus in the form of crosswords to brighten the waiting of the diners, small self-service eyelashes or menus with formats different from the rectangular are curious options to surprise the guests.
One way to present the wedding menu is to use loops of different materials to wrap or accompany your presentation. The ties can also incorporate other elements such as branches, cutlery or napkins forming a whole. Depending on the style you can choose black satin bows for the most elegant, ropes for the most rustic, simple ribbon for modern or lace for the most feminine weddings.
Menus in the form of band
Another way of presenting the menu is by hanging it from the table as a band. They are usually long format menus that allow a fold at the height of the edge of the table and are usually accompanied by an elongated napkin or table path that enhances the contrast.
Menus printed on the stand
A curious way to present the menu is by printing it on the stand on which the plates will be placed . Whether on a platter or an individual, this option allows viewing only when the dishes are removed, allowing you to review the menu to see what comes next.
An alternative way of presenting the menu is by inserting it into an envelope . This option has a certain “surprise effect” and a sense of personalization, since the guests must open it to know its contents, evoking those moments in which a letter is specially addressed to the recipient, and can take it home as a souvenir.
Menus on napkin
A variant of the previous one, using in this case the own individual napkin of each diner, presented always partially open. The napkin can be folded diagonally, allowing more of the text to appear, or a rectangular shape, which conceals it to a greater or lesser extent according to the thickness of the fold. It is usually accompanied by some decorative elements, such as loose branches, flowers or feathers.