Post # 1
I’ve decided to use table names of important places to me and FI, but concerned that guests may be confused and not be able to find their table.
I am doing placecards with the guest name and table name, but should I also do a seating chart/map? Numbered tables obviously go in sequential order, so guests know to look for numbers around their own. But there won’t be any kind of “order” for table names.
Is there a classy way to do a seating chart or map? Or should I just let everyone find their own way?
Post # 3
I would like to do this too. Any ideas bees?
Post # 4
Well I think it depends on how many tables you have, because it would take an awful lot of tables to make it difficult to find. I went to a wedding like this recently where they used places that where they had significant relationship events and wrote little stories on the back. It was fun to read the other cards while we searched for our table.
Post # 5
It does depend on how many tables you have. If it is a large wedding it can take quite a while for guests to find their table.
You could so something simple like this:
or something in your colors:
or cuter like this:
Post # 6
You could maybe arrange them alphabetically….but that might not help guests if they don’t know that’s the plan.
Post # 7
@PollyPlanner: We’re doing a seating plan as otherwise I have visions of guests walking around for ages finding their seats. So I’m writing our seating plan on a white framed mirror, similar but not the same to this one, the picture is small but you can get the jist.
Post # 8
We did table names and just did escort cards. People found their tables with no problems, but we only had about 10 tables. 🙂 If you have a lot more then that, then having a chart or map could be handy.
Post # 9
I was thinking more about this.
If the places that are important to your and your FI are all in your state, the USA or worldwide, you could use that as start for your seating map.
e.g If they are all in the USA for example, you could use an ink drawing of the map of the USA(outline only, no details), then place your tables with the table names on the map as they will be arranged in the room.
A state map and a drawing of the globe would be used in the same way.