What’s for Dinner? Ten Creative Food Displays and Menu Card Designs

What's for Dinner? Six Creative Food Displays and Menu Card Designs | Southern New England Weddings | Jerry Ghionis Photography

So much thought and care goes into the creation of a wedding menu, it’s only fair that just as much attention is paid to the signage. Hungry guests will thank you for letting them know what’s in store, from the first passed appetizer to the last cup of coffee.

1) Clever use of a wooden cutting board as a centralized menu display.

What's for Dinner? Six Creative Food Displays and Menu Card Designs | Southern New England Weddings | Jerry Ghionis Photography

2) Just two words are needed to attract guests to this charmingly rustic raw bar presentation at Chatham Bars Inn.

What's for Dinner? Six Creative Food Displays and Menu Card Designs | Southern New England Weddings | Jen Huang Photography

3) Gold lettering sets off this classic menu design.

What's for Dinner? Six Creative Food Displays and Menu Card Designs | Southern New England Weddings | Alternate Angles Photography

4) Miniature chalkboards add whimsy to a self-serve coffee and tea station. Catering by Chive Events.

What's for Dinner? Six Creative Food Displays and Menu Card Designs | Southern New England Weddings | Lisa Rigby Photography

5) Handwritten labels identify the type of cheese being sampled. Catering by Chive Events.

What's for Dinner? Six Creative Food Displays and Menu Card Designs | Southern New England Weddings | Lisa Rigby Photography

6) A menu by stationer Lynn Graham Designs coordinates perfectly with the place setting.

What's for Dinner? Six Creative Food Displays and Menu Card Designs | Southern New England Weddings | Carla Ten Eyck Photography

7) A bistro-style chalkboard menu – always a classic.

What's for Dinner? Six Creative Food Displays and Menu Card Designs | Southern New England Weddings | Lisa Rigby Photography

8) Gold glitter bedazzles this creatively shaped menu.

What's for Dinner? Six Creative Food Displays and Menu Card Designs | Southern New England Weddings | Al Gawlik Photography

9) A circular menu nestles perfectly into this table setting’s decorative charger.

What's for Dinner? Six Creative Food Displays and Menu Card Designs | Southern New England Weddings | Allegro Photography

10) Simple and classic, this menu lets the surrounding table shine and showcases the couple’s social media handle.

What's for Dinner? Six Creative Food Displays and Menu Card Designs | Southern New England Weddings | Lisa Rigby Photography

Photo Credits: Jerry Ghionis, Jen Huang, Alternate Angles, Lisa Rigby (images 4, 5, 7, 10), Carla Ten Eyck, Al Gawlik, Allegro Photography

(This article originally appeared in the 2015 edition of Southern New England Weddings)

As a native of South Coast Mass., Jen knows southern New England well but is never surprised when she discovers a new favorite destination. An English major who has worked in publishing as an editor and freelance writer for over 15 years, she enjoys interviewing, writing and especially blogging for Southern New England Weddings (because weddings are endlessly pretty and inspiring!). She lives in Rochester, Mass., with her husband and two young daughters.

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