Expert Tips and a DIY Guide to Stunning Wedding Menu Cards

Wedding menu cards, often underestimated in the realm of wedding details, hold a unique significance in both form and function. In addition to their primary role of presenting culinary delights, they elevate the overall grandeur of your wedding by seamlessly weaving each element into a cohesive whole. A well-designed menu card is the missing piece that completes the overall table setting, adding that final touch of elegance to its appearance. In this blog, we’ll explore the significance of wedding menus, their presentation, practical considerations, and how to craft them elegantly.


Do You Need Wedding Menus?

This is a question that many couples reflect on during the wedding planning process. While they may not be mandatory, wedding menus do serve a practical purpose. They go beyond merely listing the meal courses for the day. They contribute to the overall experience of your special day in several ways. They help set the tone for your event, showcase your attention to detail, and provide an added element of delight for your guests. Menus can also become a notable feature in your table décor when thoughtfully styled, reducing the need to spend excessively on floral decorations.

Practical Menu Design Tips

Your menu cards should elegantly present the culinary journey your guests are about to experience. Include sections for starters, main courses, and desserts. You may also want to indicate dietary options such as vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free with symbols like V, VE, and GF. Get in touch with your caterer to team up on crafting the menu card content, ensuring a seamless and well-coordinated process.

The size of your menu cards matters, both for aesthetics and readability. Common card sizes include DL & 5x7 inches. Choosing the right size ensures your guests can read the menu without straining their eyes.

Enhance the practicality of your menus by including guest names. This dual function as place cards not only reduces expenses but also streamlines the guest-seating process.

Go the extra mile by incorporating a heartfelt welcome message to make your guests feel extra special.


wedding table decor with menu cards

Quantity and Creative Display Ideas

Now, let’s talk about the number of menus you’ll require and some creative ways to present them. This step is essential to ensure a seamless dining experience and elevate your wedding décor:

First, consider how many menus you’ll need. Will each table have its own set of menus, or will you opt for individual menus for each guest?

Having a few menus per table, elegantly displayed on stands, is a good choice if you don’t wish to spend on individual menus. It not only guides your guests but also adds a touch of sophistication to each setting.

For a timeless aesthetic, place the menu card at each place setting, either on top of the plates, napkins, or wherever it complements the overall table design. This ensures that guests can easily access their personalised menu.

Elevate your wedding décor by seamlessly integrating the menus into your centrepieces. This innovative approach transforms your menu cards into distinctive and artistic décor pieces. With contemporary trends favouring vibrant, eye-catching cards and unconventional shapes, you can effortlessly add a touch of chic sophistication to your event ambience. Beyond aesthetics, this strategy effectively cuts down the requirement for extravagant floral or other decorations. Go for a bold-coloured menu for a pop of colour, but if your centrepieces already boast an array of colours, it’s wise to opt for a more neutral tone for your table cards to ensure they complement rather than overpower the overall look and feel.

These ideas add both practicality and aesthetics to your wedding dining setup, ensuring a memorable experience for your guests.

Wedding Bar Menu Sign

Don’t forget about the beverages! A separate drink menu card or sign listing the available drinks pairs beautifully with your food menu. You can choose to place these alongside the meal menu, have a few at each table, or display it as a sign at the bar. This extra touch adds a layer of sophistication to your guests’ dining experience.

modern wedding drink menu template

Seek clarity and organisation in our expert guide: 

Explore Our Elegant Menu Card Templates

Embark on your wedding stationery journey with our carefully curated menu card templates. These printables are designed to simplify your stationery planning, offering an elegant and budget-friendly solution. Dive into the details below to learn how to effortlessly customise and print these templates, and explore other coordinating stationery and signage options. This approach is perfect for bringing your vision to life without any unnecessary stress on your budget or time.


Infuse elegance into your table décor with this bold Autumn wedding arch menu that sets the tone for an exquisite dining experience. You have the option to either keep it in a classic rectangular shape or get creative by transforming it into a distinctive arch shape using the SVG files included with the template.

arch wedding menu template for Autumn wedding


Our stylish modern wedding menu, when accompanied by an artfully crafted wavy place card, not only injects a vibrant burst of colour but also gracefully takes centre stage as the focal point of the table décor.

modern rustic wedding menu cards


This contemporary boho wedding menu, available in a DL size, sets the ideal stage for a minimalist table décor arrangement.

modern boho wedding menu template



How to Make Wedding Menu Cards

Designing your unique menu cards is an easy task with our user-friendly templates. Simply select a design that suits your style, edit it with your information/colours, and your personalised menu, setting the ambiance for your big day, is complete. If you’re unsure how to begin, check out our demo link in the listings to try our online card maker, which you can access directly in your web browser before purchasing.

Make wedding menus on our card maker

Where to Print Your Menu Cards

For time and cost efficiency, we recommend professional printing to ensure high-quality results. Explore our recommended list of local printers, ensuring your wedding stationery and signs receive the care they deserve. Additionally, their convenient location will help keep shipping costs to a minimum.

Coordination with Other Stationery

minimalist wedding stationery and signage templates

Maintaining consistency in design elements and colour schemes is key to creating a unified and visually appealing wedding décor. To achieve this harmonious look, it’s essential to select a menu card design that complements your invitations and other reception stationery seamlessly. Our pre-designed templates cater to all your wedding needs, from save the date cards and invitations with RSVP cards to detail cards, programs, welcome signs, and thank you cards. This ensures a coordinated and visually delightful experience for your guests.

Additionally, don’t underestimate the significance of other essential stationery items, such as seating charts, place cards, and table numbers. These elements play a crucial role in efficient guest seating arrangements. Take your time to explore various options and seek inspiration and guidance from our instructional video on crafting high-quality DIY wedding cards.

Wishing You a Picture Perfect Wedding Day

When crafting your menu cards, remember that they’re not just about listing dishes – they’re about enhancing your décor and guest experience. With creativity and practicality in mind, you can turn these cards into elegant design elements that make your wedding day truly unforgettable. We hope this article has offered you valuable insights and inspiration for crafting menu cards that not only inform but also add to the ambience of your special day.

If you need assistance with your wedding stationery or have a vision for a custom design, please feel free to get in touch with us. We’re here to bring your ideas to life.

Cheers to a delicious and stylish wedding!

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