Post # 1
We are foregoing a seating plan. We do want to have a couple tables reserved for our parents, grandparents, etc. I am just wondering a couple of things.
1. Fiance has two sisters. Each sister has a husband/boyfriend. One of the sisters has four kids and the other has 3. Do we reserve tables for his sisters and their families or just assume that they’re going to be coming to the reception early enough to get a table near the front? They’d each need their own table because our tables are rounds and only hold 8 ppl.
2. Are you girls planning on having a table reserved for the bridal party’s significant others? Most of my bridal partys significant others won’t know any of the other s/o’s so I’m not sure if it’s necessary. I know that their s/o would probably like to come, but it might be awkward to be in a room filled with people they don’t really know at all.
Post # 3
I think to play it safe, you should assign tables at least. I’ve been to weddings without a seating plan (assigned seats) OR table numbers and it was pure chaos, what with people trying to figure out where to sit, who sits where, etc. Making escort cards might be worth it, just to take the margin of error down a notch.
Post # 4
my brother didn’t do assigned seating for a wedding of over 200 people, and for the most part it was fine. the only thing that went wrong was that they had a few tables reserved b/c they wanted to make sure my parents and grandma had a seat together, but somebody just ignored the sign and took the seat.
so, i would make sure to reserve a table for all immediate family members and the bridal parties so’s, and make sure the sign is big enough for people to notice!
Post # 5
Well, geez, I thought that fiance and I agreed on no seating plan but now we’re reconsidering lol. If we were to do it, we’d just have assigned tables, not specific seats…
Here’s a dumb question, though. What are escort cards?
Post # 6
Escort cards are little cards with the guests name and what table they are sitting at.