Post # 1
I need some ideas! I have these really cute heart shaped measuring spoons as favors. They are a per family or couple favor. I tied satin ribbons around them and on the bottom glued some cardstock that will say "thank you for sharing in our special day. On the front/top of the favors I made them escort cards. Super double duty.
Option A: The escort cards say "mr. and mrs. X, Table A"
Option B: "Mr. and mrs. X" only, and then do a table chart that I display on the way into the reception hall. I’ve seen some of these posters before where they say "Table a" and then list all the guests at table A. Are they only a good idea for smallish weddings?
Which is more convenient, and do you have any ideas for making the task of finding your table go smoothly? We’re looking at about 150-175 guests tops. Mostly couples, VERY few whole families. Thanks!
Post # 3
I think a table chart might be too much for that many guests. Everyone will be goign into the reception room around the same time, so they would all be crowding around the little table chart. I think if the entire family (or couple) is sitting at the same table, then you can just say "Mr & Mrs Jones, Table A" or "The Jones Family, Table A" or "Jenny, Jim, Jessica and John Jones, Table A."
I think that would be fine. I’ve been to weddings where my FI and I have each received our own escort card, and other weddings where we are on the same one, so it should be fine.
Post # 4
I agree. I would go with option A…150-175 isn’t very small! This way, folks can just find their favor/name card and head to their table instead of having to search the chart.
Post # 5
Hmmm…you bees have given me something to think about! My friend has enlisted me to make a table chart for her reception of almost 200 people. Her main concern is that there will be quite a few elderly guests attending and she thought the chart would be easier for them to read as opposed to scanning a table of escort cards to find their names in smaller print. But your point about people crowding around the chart is a good one. I’ll have to talk to her!
And I tend to go with escort cards instead of table charts. Especially when they can double as favors! I’m just not a fan of large boards with lists at special events.
Post # 6
From personal experience, I would encourage going with the escort cards. We had several people tell us at the last minute that they were not coming, to the point where we had to move some people to other tables at the last minute. I had briefly considered doing a table chart, but in the end, I am glad that I chose the option which gave us some flexibility at the last minute.
Post # 7
OH wow, unanimous opinions. Ok thanks. i could have gone either way.
We plan on alphabetizing our escort cards and making tiny folded "A" and "B", etc so you can scan for the actual letter of your last name