Do I have to include last names on the Seating Chart?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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559 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Maybe you could call a family member who might know…and it wouldn’t be to awkward to ask.lol.

 Or just do first names for everyone and the common names add the last name.

I don’t think it would look bad to “singles” at all. They know they’re “single” lol

And that’s my 2cents:)

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MrsGatito:  How are you sending their invitations?  If you don’t even know their last names, why are they even invited to the wedding??  But still…you should have their names from your invitiations.  If not, don’t your parents know?

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

@peachacid:  Good point! How did you invite them?

i would just assume they both go by the husband’s last name. Even if they don’t, they’ll know who that is referring to so they can’t be confused by the seating chart.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MrsGatito:  People typically find their name using their last name…since it’s normally organized by name and not table number. It takes forever to find your name when it’s organized by table number, I’ve been to a wedding that did that.

Also, what type of meal are you having?

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MrsGatito: it’s just a little easier for the guests to find their names if it’s in alphabetical order.

Will your guests be choosing their meals beforehand or at the wedding? I ask because if they choose before the wedding, most caterers prefer you to have place cards that indicate which entree each guest chose. Therefore, each guest must have an individual place card.  

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I think that’s fine as long as you don’t have doubles of the same name.

We did first name and first letter of last name, just because I didn’t feel like writing everything out (and the wedding had a laid-back vibe so it worked)

 

Post # 13
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6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MrsGatito:  yeah, that’s where I was headed. Are the cards folded (tent style)? You could add the table # to the inside of the card

Post # 14
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272 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I was at a wedding a couple of weeks ago where they didn’t put last names on the seating chart and we ended up with not enough seats at our table. We couldn’t figure out why, until we realized that the “Adam & Guest” had brought two different couples to our table….the other Adam was listed at a different table with his girlfriends name, but he just went with the first Adam he saw. Neither one would move to another table – it was pretty uncomfortable!

Post # 15
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9908 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have 4 girls names Megan on my guest list, they all spell their names differently (Meghan, Meagan, Meghann, Meighan) and 2 of them are married to Jason’s.  Although there are different spellings I think it would be asking for trouble to now include last names.  I also have 3 Michelles…

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