(Closed) Do I need place cards now?

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I would generally avoid place cards unless the number of guests is very small. Since you already have table assignments for each person, the group of people within each table(8-10, I’m guessing) should be able to work out among themselves. Assming they’re all mature and considerate people, it should be common sense that elderly people and people with small children should have priority in choosing the seats of their choice. However, if you feel that there should be more instruction, you can just spread by words of mouth to the guests who are sharing tables with the elderly or those with small children to let them have priority. Another option is to give 1-2 persons usher duty specifically leading the elderly and those with small children to the appropriate seats.

Post # 4
2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I think telling them which table is more than enough. People can sort out where they’re sitting at the table itself.

Although my cousin got married in the scenario you’re describing and she had placecards at our spots which we sat at starting at the ceremony on through dinner. Really it worked out fine. I didn’t feel too bossed around. Good luck!

Post # 5
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Neat idea for the ceremony and reception at the same place. I hadn’t heard that one. I think its really cool.

I think you should be fine without place cards. People just need a general direction of where to be seated. They can figure out which seat when they get to the table.

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