Post # 1
Hi Bees! I am curious as to how you are writing out your place cards.. Are you using “Mr. and Mrs. John Smith” for married couples and seperate names on seperate cards for people with guests or are you using the person who was invited and putting, “Mr. John Smith & Guest”
Any advice would be helpful!
Post # 3
I would probably keep guests together that are coming together. So married couples would be “Mr. and Mrs. John Smith”, and then singles with guests would be “Mr. John Smith and Mrs. Jane Doe” OR if you don’t know their name “Mr. John Smith and Guest.”
ETA: You should make your poll checkboxes perhaps? So that people can select multiple things.
Post # 4
I wouldn’t make separate cards. I’d leave both married couples and invitees+guests on the same card.
Post # 5
We’re giving everyone their own individual placecard (not sure what choice that would be on your poll). I have always enjoyed being able to find my own name. Yes – married couples and such are going to be sitting together, but I still like to have my OWN placecard. So that’s what we’re doing!
We will also be getting the names of any guests who are coming so they will have their own placecards as well.
Post # 6
I chose not to make separate cards for every guest. I used the Mr. & Mrs, Mr. & Guest and even Doe Family method. Call me lazy but it worked for us.
Post # 7
@ FutureKMM – I took my poll down, it didn’t make sense to me the more I read it.. I don’t think I’m totally awake yet, although it is almost 11AM.. Haha
I can’t decide if we want to have the place cards at the front entrance or if we want to put one at each seat with a scroll at the front entrance directing them to the correct table where they can then find their seats…
Post # 8
I think it also depends on how you’re serving dinner. We’re having a pre-ordered sit down dinner (ie. guests put their dinner choice on the RSVP card) so we have to do individual place cards so that the servers know what to bring everyone. We’re also going to do less formal place cards by leaving off titles.
Post # 9
We’re giving everyone their own because it will double as a favor. the tricky thing will be to track down the names of any guests we don’t know but with only about 10 unknown guests it won’t be too big of a problem.
I don’t really see a point in assigning a specific seat to each guest at their table (maybe a very formal wedding- which ours will not be), so we don’t need a seating chart and will just have the cards displayed at the entrance.
Post # 10
@ Papercrane, what are you doing for your favors that would double? I thought about using the silver beaded frames as place cards to double as favors…
Post # 11
We’re doing a garden wedding so we have garden themed favor/place cards
The front says “You are seeded at table ________” and the back has a thank you message and planting instructions.
They’re cheap so why not give one to everyone. You can always put a personal thank you and the guests name on whatever favor you give out to make it work double duty for you – especially if you put the favor at each place setting and use the seating chart like you mentioned.