Post # 1
I’m looking for feedback on untraditional place card display…
here’s what happened.
I saw a great idea using picture frames in lieu of cards on a single table, different sizes and styles, very eclectic and pretty. I would print the table numbers and guests for each table on a card and place these lists inside the frames.
My fiancee says with 150 guests it would be confusing and cause a traffic stop as everyone scans the frames for their name. He insists they be in some kind of order (says they’re usually alphabetical).
Is he right? If you have gone with a new approach do you think you’d do so again or suggest differently to someone who’s planning something “different”?
Post # 3
I think your Fiance is right. I think you should have one sign with everyone’s name on it at the entrance to the room, preferably alphabetically.
Post # 4
i did mine on one huge sign by table number, not alphabetical. I think that alphabetical is probably best, but I made my sign so large that it worked out really well. I have been to some weddings where the seating chart is way too small and it takes forever to find your name, and yes does block traffic a wee bit. What if you did the frames not by table but by alphabetical? So like put a, b and c’s in one frame. Would that work?
Post # 5
@DeathByDesign: I agree, alphabetical is much easier for the guests.
Post # 6
I agree with PPs. It sounds like a really cute idea, but I think you have too many guests for it to really work. I don’t know what you are doing for table numbers, but maybe you could use the different picture frame ideas there?
Or what you could, print out a list of names and table numbers (alphabetically) and put all the A’s in one frame, all the B’s in another, etc. Since you’re having different frame sizes, larger lists could go in larger frames! Though, depending on last names, you could have up to 26 frames (though I guess you could combine some), but overall I think that would work just fine.
Post # 7
Placecards should always be displayed in alphabetical order. Also, make sure you use a large enough font so that people can read their names. I was a guest a wedding, and they had the cutest placards, but the text was so tiny, no one could read their names! Caused a major traffic jam in to the reception area and other guests were really catty about it. 🙁
I have seen people who have large numbers of guests break up the area into sections. So you could make a little sign that says “Last Names: A-H” , “Last Names: I-Z”, or something like that.
Post # 8
thx everyone we’re still figuring this all out 🙁