(Closed) Place Cards Help!!

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
3539 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I honestly dont think you cannot get away without a seating plan. Whats your reason for not doing this? (just out of curiousity) that way you could say to  staff, there are so many of this at that table and so many of this at this table…def eco friendly there.

Sorry it may not be helpful or the advice your after but a seating plan could actually be good!

Post # 5
16217 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I understand your reasons for not wanting a seating chart; however, a plated meal usually requires some kind of assignment. Does your venue have any suggestions?

All of the plated meals I have had at weddings have required place cards with a sticker on the back to indicate meal preference.

Sorry I am not much help!

Post # 7
426 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

How about having re-usable colored fun straws…

I know it sounds weird, but heres what I was thinking…

Have a large sign with each guest’s name on it.  Next to each name is the color straw that person gets (to keep and take home -maybe even as the favor).  Have directions maybe with a fun quote or something instructing them to put the straw in their water glass (to make sure the servers know who to give what food too).  

ex: Blue straws for chicken, Green straws for Fish and white straws for veggie meals

Since the straw is re-usable and not a toss-away you are keeping things eco friendly (you could even go as far as getting ones that are made from recycled materials or something.)  Plus since it is to be placed in their water glass it won’t take up anymore table space.

I know its kind of a weird idea… hope it helped. 🙂

Post # 8
426 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Something like this……. as an example ……

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Post # 9
1042 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Can you tell us a little bit about your wedding? What are the colors? what’s the venue like? what is the theme? Maybe we can come up with something if we know a little more about the type of event you are having!

Post # 11
129 posts
Blushing bee

Are you giving away any favors?  Along the lines of the straw idea, you could potentially color code them to serve as both favors and meal preference indicators.

Post # 12
274 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I agree, the straw idea is really cute. But do you have to tell the venue beforehand how many of each dish you need? If you put out straws, I’d be afraid that people would change their minds last minute and take a straw that was not intended for them.

Post # 13
540 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I like the idea of the straws! Are you having other favors? (like if you are doing an edible one, maybe different colored ribbon or packaging for the different options?!)

I really like the idea of not using place card and seating arrangement, its not common out here but I am totally going that route!

Post # 14
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’m not having assigned seats because I too agree it is a pain in the butt! I’m just reserving tables for the bridal party and family. 

What about a decorative wine glass or colored wine glass based on the meal choice. I would think you would want something that the guests won’t stuff in their pockets i.e a pebble or eat before the waiter has a chance to serve them.

Post # 15
144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Maybe you could tie different color ribbons around the stems of the water glasses?  We’re not planning on having assigned seating either, but we’re having a buffet so we haven’t faced this problem.  Do people get to choose which meal they want on the day of, or did they have to tell you in advance?

Post # 16
15 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

@prairiegrl – I second that – tie a ribbon around the stem of the glass. Still looks nice, doesn’t take up a lot of table space & ribbon can be find cheap online. Good luck!

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