Post # 1
My dilema of the day is about seating cards. We are not doing a seating chart. We are having a slightly less formal outdoor dinner, and are serving dinner Family Style.
I was thinking about creating some sort of seating cards, so that guests could leave them in their spot when they get up, and not have to worry about losing their seats. I was thinking about something like the birds that Ms. Apple Cider blogged about today. Then we would, hopefully, go through less glasses as well. The down side is that if guests bring their drinks with them to mingle, etc., they have no seating card to reserve their spot.
What do you all think? Am I just creating another project for myself, or do you think these seating cards may be helpful?
Post # 3
I was thinking about doing place holder cards too. But I’m not sure I’ll bother with that now. I’m just going to do reserve signs for the bridal party and family tables.
Post # 4
I think that’s a great udea! I was thinking about doing this same exact thing for myself because I’m not all about a seating chart at the moment.
Post # 5
Most ladies will put a purse down on the chair or a guy puts his jacket on the chair, wouldn’t that be enough for someone to know to not sit at that seat?
Post # 6
Good point charm bracelet. Except we are doing a “weekend” wedding at the summer camp where we met…so I’m not sure ladies will have purses, and I don’t exactly see it being a jacketed wedding except for VIP’s.
I may just be creating more work for myself though…maybe I’m just jealous of the opportunity to paper craft
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
I feel like seating cards without assigned seats would turn into a musical-chairs-like mad dash.
Sorry for parade raining!
Post # 8
I can see it now…its a great sight really…someone diving headfirst into a table just to get their desired seat 😉
Probably a sight that I need to keep in my imagination ONLY. Whenever anyone adds unecessary stress to my planning process you all know what I will be imagining 🙂
Post # 9
You could always do the birds for the glasses and they can take them off and set them down if they’re concerned about losing their seat. I guess it all depends on how much time and money you have to put into it.
Post # 10
Cute idea, but I’m with a few people above – the weddings I’ve been to without seating assignments were mostly leave a purse here or a jacket or cardigan there. I would say if you end up with too many projects on your plate, this might be an easy one to say “oh well, would’ve been cute, but not as necessary!” 🙂