(Closed) Bees who've made a seating chart-advice needed

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
12248 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m assuming you’re doing table seating instead of assigned seating?

Then I would do couples on one card “John Doe and Mary Smith — Table 9”

In cases where they’re sitting at seperate tables, I would just do one card for the non-wedding party member. John Doe knows he’ll be sitting at the head table!

Post # 4
436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@kmarie719:  I did them seperate… we had meal choices so it was important that they had their own cards.  

If i didn’t know the name of someone being brought I just put ‘guest’ and left it next to the person they are coming with. Worked out great!

I think with doing a display you can list them together and it may be easier

Post # 6
1423 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I would list each guest separately.  I would naturally look for my name first, and not find it if it was listed with someone else’s.   Plus, how would you determine who the “main guest” is?

Post # 7
3277 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’d list them together at a table. As for the bridal party just give their guests their own card. 

Post # 8
1734 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

List each guest separately. It eliminates confusion and makes everyone feel like they’re equally important.

Post # 9
679 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I made a seating chart.  We had over 200 guests, so listing each one individually was not possible in order to fit everything on one page and still be large  enough to read.  I listed each married couple together (ie. Smith, Mr & Mrs. Paul……3).  For each unmarried couple in which we were friends with both I listed each individually.  The bridal party dates/spouse were each listed individually.  I did not put the bridal party on the seating chart as they knew they were at the head table.  If an invited guest was bringing a date that we did not know, I listed the friend or relative first on the seating chart and then put the date’s name underneath (indented).  I found that the date that didn’t necessarily know us didn’t event hink to look for his or her name and just assumed that their date would find their table.

For example:

Jones, Thomas &

          Smith, Laura…………….5

If I was unable to get the date’s name, then I put “& Guest”

Hope that helps.


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