Post # 1
I am looking at ordering new envelopes thanks to my handwriting mess that I made and I am trying to find additional things to throw into the cart to get free shipping with the 50% off.
I was going to do table cards but I can’t just have individual table numbers printed, so I have some cards to leave by the guest book where I can write who is sitting at what table. But that also made me wonder about making some cards to reserve seats.
My biggest worry is that certain people who are invited will not have the common sense about what seats are for which people. For example, my cousins have 0 common sense and would sit at the front row in the corner where I would want my parents to be sitting. We essentially want our immediate families sitting in the front and have spaces reserved in the next row for our ring bearer/flower girl to sit… plus there is FI’s grandparents who I want up close to the front and since they will likely be slightly late I don’t want them to be stuck separated or in the back row where they can’t see very well.
I plan on designing it to have bigger letters of “Reserved For:” at the top and then just have a blank line in the middle to fill in who they are and there part/relation.
So I was just wondering if anyone had reservation cards sitting on the seats for certain important guests? If so can you show my an example?
Post # 3
@WeddingBells2014: this is a cute idea – it’s generally common knowledge that the first 2 rows are reserved for immediate family but I have seen clueless friends of mine go to sit in the front row just to be awkwardly asked to move.
Post # 4
@WeddingBells2014: I’ll be having “reserved” cards for the front row for my family and my FI’s family. I’ve been to weddings before where people sit in the front row…then when the family comes in the processional they have nowhere to sit! I’ll have:
Reserved for the Mother of the Bride / Groom
Reserved for the Father of the Bride / Groom
Reserved for the Family of the Bride / Groom (for our siblings)
Post # 5
@MsGinkgo: For me I don’t feel like our families should have to confront someone else to have a seat, I particularly fear certain people causing a scene with “Well you name isn’t on it so go away” or just having some important people sit towards the back because they didn’t want to be in that situation.
Here is an idea of something I just threw together. It matches in with the various colours we’ve decided on, it is a folding card so it would just sit on the seats in the first 2 rows.
Post # 6
@WeddingBells2014: Are you having ushers? Normally it is the ushers’ responsibility to seat people.
You could have cards on the seat or just one on the aisle.
Post # 7
@julies1949: Unfortunarely no ushers. I also want to make sure there is one on each seat instead of a general “family” row because there are more distant relatives who will likely assume that they get into the family row when I could care less about where they are actually sitting. Plus the odd person isn’t family so I can hear the snide comments now about how they didn’t have reserved seating but those strangers to them did!
Post # 8
YES YES YES – This is something I wish we had done at our wedding!