(Closed) Assigned seating for banquet tables?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I am having long tables too. I really wanted to do assigned seating, but my Fiance thought I was creating too much work for myself, so on his request, we are just doing assigned tables. Either way you need to first direct people to their tables with either escort cards or a board/map. Keep in mind, with your size of wedding the board could get crowded with people all at once. If you  are having assigned seats, then have the individual place cards at the seat.

good luck! 

Post # 4
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I would try to find really tall table number holders so guests can see distinctly see each separate table. We are having a seated dinner and so all our place cards have to be pre-set and coded with what meal each person is getting. I saw something about having a board in the room where the cocktail hour is and listing people alphabetically (you could do this by couple or family too) so that way people can quickly find their name. I personally think it’s more aesthetically pleasing to list people by tables but I know I will probably have to go the alphabetic route since we are expecting 200+ guests.

Post # 6
22 posts
  • Wedding: August 2009

We did  assigned seating with name cards on the tables and a seating chart at the entrance.  I printed out all the names, punched them out with a paper punch and stuck them to foam core board with re-positionable glue.  The best part about the names being on little bits of paper was that we could move them around when we were trying to figure out where to put people!

Most people appreciated assigned seats – most of them had figured out where they were sitting during the cocktail hour (we placed the chart near the bar).

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