(Closed) Are you using escort cards, seating chart or other?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Escort cards, seating chart or other?
    Using escort cards (with table numbers) : (15 votes)
    54 %
    Seating chart : (11 votes)
    39 %
    Both or other (explain) : (0 votes)
    None of the above : (2 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    1231 posts
    Bumble bee

    @desertrose: any wedding I have been to there are always escort cards. I think a seating chart is very similar and requires less time. As a guest I prefer knowing  where to sit. I don’t want to wander too long trying to find a seat. lol

    Post # 5
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    2775 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    My venue has an online seating chart. There will be attendants that will usher my guests to their seats. No place cards necessary!

    Post # 6
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    2158 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Probably escort cards here.  We want to make edible escort cards with cookies so its more fun for the guests!

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We’re doing hinged photo frames about 8X10 for each panel that have the guests names alphabetically and their table number.  They will be on display from before the ceremony even so that guests won’t have to crowd around.  I think we’re going to do 2 sets of frames so 4 panels for 90 guests. 

    Post # 8
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    1629 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Escort cards. I have only ever seen it done differently once–it was a small wedding, maybe 40 guests, and they had a seating chart. I think with large groups escort cards are best because they are placed alphabetically, making them easy to locate and so people don’t get clumped in one spot trying to read the seating chart–for smaller groups I think it is fine.

    I seriously dread going to a wedding without assigned tables–it makes me anxious, I worry about having to split up a group or not finding a seat or wandering around asking “is this seat open?” again and again.  The worst would be if I was attending alone, knew no one, and was stuck in this situation–awkward–at least with assigned tables the couple can stick me with people who are either social and will talk to me, are also attending alone/don’t know others, or have something in common for us to talk about.  Maybe it works out better in setting where all the guests know each other, but since I would hate it as a guest I’m definitely avoiding it.

    Post # 9
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    1941 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We went to two weddings this year, and each of them had escort cards on a main entrance table w/ our name and table number. Then the tables were numbered, and we picked whatever seat at the table that we wanted.

    I think that’s the best option, and it’ll be what we’re doing for our own wedding 🙂

    Post # 10
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    2195 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    These were our placecards, we made them ourselves:

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