Post # 1
Hi there bees!
My parents, fiance, and I have decided to stick to buffet style dinner at our wedding reception. It worked well at my sister’s wedding and we love that people can choose the amount/ types of food on their plates.
But now that leave us with two options for seating people! Should we do a seating chart or have place cards? We already know the design/set up of place cards if we do them…very aesthetically pleasing with our theme, but is it easier to do a seating chart? I just kind of find them less aesthetically pleasing, but can see how they save time/paper.
What did you do? would you have stuck with your choice? Why or why not? Are seperate place cards worth the work?
As a guest at a wedding, which method do you prefer?
Post # 3
For our wedding, we are having a seated dinner with menu choice. Therefore, I have to do place cards in order to denote meal choices for each guest. But I’m opting to doing table assignments only, not specific seats. I designed my own place cards and board to hold them. Guests pick their place card and pick any seat at their assigned table. They place their card in a little holder at each place setting for servers’ views. I enjoyed making my own place cards and boards and it wasn’t very time consuming or expensive. Just another place I got to put my own style into the wedding.
I’ve only attended weddings where we had place cards (with assigned seats or just tables). Are you doing a specific seating chart or just by table? It might be easier for guests to pick up a place card and carry it looking for their table number then trying to memorize a seating chart. If you are just going by table, then listing table #s with names probably would work just fine.