Post # 1
Hey bees- I need some honest feedback here because my mom and I disagree on basically everything. This whole process she has pretty much been micromanaging and now I’m not very open to hearing her opinion anymore at 3 weeks before the day and after a year of her always having a “better” way (her way).
these are our place cards – the letter at the bottom in script indicates meal choice. The catering staff knows we have offered beef (b), chicken (c) and vegetarian (v). They know to look for a letter at the bottom to indicate what they will serve each guest. I think these look fine but my mom keeps pushing that they are too difficult to read (just the b and c, she is happy with the v). So brutal honest unbiased opinions here- can you tell the difference between the b and c easily (knowing the catering staff knows in advance it’s a b , c or a v only) or should I be worried the catering staff will have a hard time? I just don’t care to change what is already made and done unless it’s a BIG deal and very difficult to read- 3 weeks out I don’t want to be changing insignificant details just for the hell of it.
Post # 2
Uhhhh? Of course they are distinguishable!
Post # 3
- Wedding: February 2015 - Powel Crosley Estate, Sarasota, FL
You would be making an insignificant change just for the hell of it. Keep your cards – they are perfectly easy to distinguish. Good way to show mom that you can go with your instincts and she doesn’t need to control every last detail 🙂 Stay strong, sister!
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley
There is no way I would confuse the B with the C. I think it’s fine.
Post # 5
It’s fine. They aren’t idiots, they can read the difference between B, C, and V. It’s not worth the trouble to change. And if someone is served beef instead of chicken they will simply say…I had the chicken. Problem solved.
Post # 6
You don’t need to change the cards, the staff shouldn’t have any problem distinguishing the two letters.
Post # 7
It’s fine. They aren’t idiots, they can read the difference between B, C, and V. It’s not worth the trouble to change. And if someone is served beef instead of chicken they will simply say…I had the chicken. Problem solved. 🙂
Post # 8
They look fine to me. I don’t think the B and the C are hard to distinguish!
Post # 9
Jessicachantal: I agree with the PPs. I think the “B” and “C” are distinguishable. They look completely different, and I think the catering staff will have no problem figuring out which letter is which. Hugs to you for having to deal with mom difficulties!
Post # 10
It sounds like your mom needs to get a life.
Post # 11
Thanks everyone for the feeback!!!! It is getting very difficult for me to see everything from an outsider perspective so I needed your voices here. I admittedly just don’t value her opinion much at this point because it has to be an argument over EVERY little detail- so its hard for me to see if her point here was a valid concern and I was just not willing to hear it.
BUT now I know by a landslide on the vote here I can just stick with my gut. When theres only 3 letters and they know which 3 they are in advance I really didn’t see how this could be hard for them. She even made me look at them with the lights dimmed “because its dark in the reception venue” Aghhhhhh mother !!! Like I dont have anything better to think about 3 weeks before the wedding. Leave the f’in placecards alone lol.
Thanks again bees
Post # 12
Jessicachantal: I can read them just fine. I only wonder if catering stuff, who will be running around, will be able to quickly? Will the room be darkened? Know what I mean? Otherwise it’s perfectly readable.
Post # 13
That sounds like something my mom would critique too. I feel like she doesn’t think people can be adults these days and understand everything. From booking rooms at hotels, to understanding plain verbiage on the invitation… it’s like seriously!
I can easily tell the difference! If they need to be updated, maybe chose a different script font?
This is a good idea though, cos we have the same thing. I was debating using colored place cards to distingush between them all, but a simple letter may be better!