(Closed) poster seating chart PLUS escort cards

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: posterboard PLUS escort cards
    Yes - it's the look you wanted : (4 votes)
    27 %
    No - that's double work : (10 votes)
    67 %
    Other option - I'm all ears : (1 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    674 posts
    Busy bee

    I voted not to do both, but not because I’m unsympathetic to your vision. If you wanted to do twice the work to achieve your goal, I’d say to go for it!

    But, I forsee this being a problem with the venue. If people look at your poster and find where they are seated, then they may not grab the escort cards. The escort cards, in this case, serve a purpose so they really need to grab their card.

    If the wait staff can’t quickly look down and see what meal bring, they will take longer. If the guests have to get up, walk out to get a card, and then wait staff serve the rest of the table, the guest who walked away could be forgotten (depending on the size of your crowd). There are so many headaches that could throw off your timeline, it’s probably best to keep it simple and force them over to the escort cards.

    Post # 4
    46258 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    As a pp has said, if there is a seating plan, the guests may not take their escort card to the table.

    If you really want the posterboard seating chart, you could have placecards already at the table that indicate their meal choice.

    Post # 5
    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I went to a wedding that had the seating chart poster then at each place setting it had our name and food choice.

    Post # 7
    5075 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @hecallsmelove:   You could put all the placecards at the correct table, but not at a specific seat.   Like in a little group.  If that makes sense.

    Post # 8
    542 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I went to a wedding where they had a seating chart and then at the table each plate had the seating card. It worked out good but some people complained (there’s always going to be complainers!) that they couldn’t choose their seat and they had their back toward the dance floor. I also had my back toward the dance floor, but I was sitting at a closer table so I had a great view of the sweetheart table and speeches.

    Post # 9
    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We did both. Darling Husband was adamant about assigning specific seats to our guests (“Such and such can’t sit next to such and such” and all of that garbage) so we had the seating chart direct our guests to their particular tables and then they found their seat by referencing the tag on their favor where we printed each guests name. It was extra work for me but I loved how it turned out.

    I’m not sure how it works at your venue but we didn’t have to give them each individual guests specific meal choice. They just required the totals of each option. I’m pretty sure the wait staff went around prior to dinner being served and took note of each guest’s choice. All I know is everyone got what they ordered and we didn’t have to provide them with any specifics.

    To give you some visuals of how ours looked…

    Seating chart, which was way cuter prior to my hack job edit…

    And favor tags that were at each place setting…

    Post # 11
    46258 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    You could add a line at the top of the seating chart that requests your guests to take their place card with them to the table. Have the placecards in alphabetical order to one side of the seating chart.

    Post # 12
    5663 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I would just line up the escort cards on a table, or some other way guests can take them, they tend to take them with them so they can remember. 

    Post # 13
    12899 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’d skip the poster board since its twice the work, or you could have the DOC lay out the escort cards at the table and they can find their seat from the posterboard.

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