Myth: Offering an entrée choice on the invitation is gracious for your guests and helps the caterer plan ahead.
"It can actually be confusing during dinner service to serve the meal the guest chose weeks ago," Laurie says. "Strict seating charts or place markers are needed so the caterer knows what to serve, but even then, guests forget or change their mind and ask to switch on site."
She adds, "I advise my clients to pick one meal they love, as if they're hosting their most perfect dinner party. Guests will feel honored to enjoy the couple's designed menu. However, do always offer a vegetarian alternative or accommodate food allergies as needed."