(Closed) PLEASE HELP! Seating Chart wording meltdown coming on.

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Should unmarried guests be listed together under the man's last name or separate?
    Alphabetical based on man's last name (on same line together) : (6 votes)
    23 %
    Separately based on their own last names (different lines on chart) : (20 votes)
    77 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I am making a seating chart as well and I’m listing unmarried couples on separate lines based on their own last name.

    Post # 4
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    637 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Honestly, I would just do everyone on a different line….including married couples with the SAME last name.  It doesn’t hurt at all, and it will make everything consistent throughout.  

    Post # 5
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I would either list them under separate last names or list them under the last name of the person who is YOUR guest. So if you are inviting a woman who is bringing a date, list it under her last name, (and not her date’s)

    Post # 6
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    1046 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    If I was the one that was friends with you, I’d be a little put off if you put me under my fiance’s last name. Play it safe and list everyone separately under their own name.

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I’m also doing a chart, and listing married couples with the same name together, and then unmarried couples (or married couples who don’t share one name) on their own lines.  It’s less for etiquette than for confusion, though – I figure this way, people will find their names faster.

    Post # 8
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    272 posts
    Helper bee

    Also, no one will notice!  This is one of those things you shouldn’t stress over too much.

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I did what some others suggested – I gave EVERYONE their own seating card – that way I didn’t have to worry about it.  It was good I did this this way because one couple broke up right before the wedding and one’s fiance ended up not being able to come!  Their cards ended up just left at the front and their partners/ex-partners didn’t have to be reminded they weren’t there.

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