Post # 1
Ok bees I’m drafting my seating chart, we are opting for this display over escort cards.
I think it makes sense to list guests alphabetically, my question is do you list the main guest, or the guest and their guest? Or is their guest listed under their own name?
S: Jon Smith and Sara West …………Table 1
– OR –
S: Jon Smith……….Table 1
W: Sara West………Table 1
And if it’s listed under the first method, how to do you account for the guests of the bridal party? Meaning, if Jon Smith is the best man, how does Sara West know to sit (as she’d be entering the reception alone?)
Post # 3
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
@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 # 5
We are just assigning the table, not the actual seating. Meal preference is not important as the venue will be asking the guests at the tables.
Post # 6
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
I’d list them together at a table. As for the bridal party just give their guests their own card.
Post # 8
List each guest separately. It eliminates confusion and makes everyone feel like they’re equally important.
Post # 9
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.
Jones, Thomas &
If I was unable to get the date’s name, then I put “& Guest”
Hope that helps.