Is it inappropriate to leave a business card at the reception hall after setting up a Wedding cake?
Where is the best place to leave them?
My guess is that it is tacky to leave them around the cake.
I have left them at the entrance area - like a table with guestbook, but not spread out or anything like that, just a few.
I will sometimes leave one with the person in charge of catering as they get people asking them about cakes - putting them on the cake table would be awful!
my situation is slightly different since I stay at the reception ... I'm usually doing the catering AND the cake.
After we clean up/pack up everything, I will leave a few cards on the cake table, with the leftover pieces of cake and/or on the cleaned off buffet table.
I've seen cake decorators leave some cards when they drop off the cake, and they place them discreetly on the cake table behind the cake, making them available for those who want them, but not in full view during the photos, etc.
Ask your bride her feelings on it. I find most brides have the "Oh absolutely it's ok!" attitude on this subject.
The only time I ever leave cards at the reception venue, is if they ask for some. What I have started to do though is I have a packet of information that I leave with the caterers to give to the bride and groom along with a cake box for the top tier. In that packet of info, I leave directions for freezing the cake, a thank you letter, a coupon, 3 business cards and a brochure!
Thanks everyone for your input.
sbcakes, what a great idea. A nice little package!
I don't usually leave business cards at the wedding because I almost always end up dealing with the help instead of a catering manager. I have had several brides ask me why I didn't leave cards. I always thought that was very tacky, maybe I need to re-think that.