(Closed) Would you rather have a seating card or someone telling you what table you’re at

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Seating card or verbal?
    I'd rather pick up my card & find my table w/ assistance from someone in the room : (19 votes)
    86 %
    I'd rather have someone tell me which table I'm at & point me in the right direction : (2 votes)
    9 %
    I have a suggestion! (List below) : (1 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    541 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    As a guest, I really like looking for my name amongst all the others. Then, I really like seeing what number I got, kinda like winning a prize, haha. Though it does take awhile to get to the front of the table to find your name, I’d feel like having one DOC tell EVERY guest where they sit would take even longer.

    Post # 4
    Member
    98 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    That sounds ridiculously confusing, for both your DOC who isn’t going to know who everyone is, as well as your guests who might have to wait in line. Unless it’s customary in your area to do it verbally like this, I would go with seating cards or board. Then, maybe your DOC can be just “around” that area at your reception if people not exactly sure where to go (“Table 7? That’s just over there” 🙂

    Post # 5
    Member
    875 posts
    Busy bee

    I like a combination of these ideas… Having the DOCs available to help guests is a great idea, but I think that having the table cards there to pick up is important too because it will enable guests to be seated quickly!

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