- 4 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
As of now, FI and I are planning on a cocktail-style reception – heavy apps, drinks, and partial seating.
We will have seating available at 6 72″ rounds (there will also be cocktail tables and such for people to put their drinks down at, just not a room full of tables and chairs). We want to somehow say certain people are assigned to some tables, but the other seating is open (for example, our grandmothers, parents and older guests). Our DOC suggested just putting a “reserved for the bride’s (or groom’s) family” sign on a table, but my mom and I are both worried that people won’t know who that family is – I’ve got a HUGE family, so if we put “reserved for bride’s family”, my 30 year old cousins might sit down, leaving my 95 year old grandmother SOL.
I’ve thought about escort cards, but doing escort cards for some and not others seems..strange. My mom suggested a big table chart, with the names of those who we want to have a seat written on it, and the other tables listed as “open”. FI suggested including an insert in the invitation – basically a ticket that says “you have a reserved seat at table 1” or whatever.
Does anyone have other ideas? What have you done?