Post # 1
We have limited space and time to do any kind of display at our wedding. It’s in a garden, and the ceremony site is being transformed into the reception site during the cocktail hour. So we ran into a problem with the seating chart/escort cards. People need to know their table, but we don’t have much time or space to set up a display. So we decided to put the seating chart in the program. We’re naming the tables after flowers, so in the program the seating chart would just be pics of flowers and lists of names under it. We thought it would also give people a chance to browse the seating chart and chat with people at their table during the cocktail hour. (it’s a small wedding)
We were excited about our plan, but my sister says it’s “weird and tacky” to put the seating chart in the program. That never occurred to me, am I missing something?
Post # 3
I think it’s a great idea, but you might want to have a master chart displayed somewhere or someone to help guests find their tables in case they “lose” their programs during the cocktail hour.
Post # 4
I think it’s fine, kills two birds with one stone.
Post # 5
I actually think it’s a really good idea. Plus, as a guest, if I knew which people were going to be at my dinner table, I’d make more of an effort to socialize with non-table people during the cocktail hour.
Post # 6
If only I would have thought of that for my wedding. It would have helped out my guests. Good idea.
Post # 7
I don’t think it’s weird or tacky. I don’t really see the point of publicly displayed seating charts anyway. If people have escort cards and know what number table they’re at, and if the tables are numbered and arranged in some logical order, it doesn’t seem that hard to find their table. I swear I’m missing something here.
If you think it’s necessary to have a seating chart displayed somewhere, though, the program seems like a logical enough place. It’s more useful than another clip art of doves, or something 🙂
Post # 8
Sounds like a good idea. My only worry is that your guests might spend too much of their time during your ceremony scrutinizing the seating chart in their programs and not paying attention to your ceremony.
Post # 9
What about the guests who don’t take a program?
Post # 10
pretty sweet idea, actually!
Post # 11
I’m not a huge fan of the idea but it’s definitely NOT bad etiquette. Have you considered a seating chart board? You could prop it up on an easel for people to look at. Plus it would double as decor.
Post # 12
i wouldnt have an issue with this – in fact i would be happier because i can suss things out beforehand because ive been to weddings where there are 20 people trying to crowd around a chart looking for their names
Post # 13
I love it – I’m always trying to figure out where my friends are at a wedding reception – so it would be really useful on all fronts!
Post # 14
I agree with JoJo… it is a good idea, but what about the person who doesn’t grab a program?
Post # 15
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
I think it’s a great idea, actually!
Post # 16
I think it’s a great idea.