Post # 1
This is probably the dumbest question, but…
If I have escort cards placed on a table/displayed for people to find theirs, do I ALSO need a big seating chart printed and displayed as well?
Alternatively, can I have a big seating chart printed and put place cards on the tables (w/ the meal indicator on them)? And then people can switch seats as they so choose? Thus bypassing the “find your card” thing…
I don’t even know how to do this…lol. I’m so lost.
Post # 3
I just had escort cards. I don’t really see why you would also need to display a seating chart.
I would really hate to have place cards if I was a guests. I’d say let them sit at which ever seats they want at the assigned table.
Post # 4
I just did escort cards with the person’s name and the table number on them. I think it’s a little easier/faster to put out cards alphabetically than to have everyone crowded around trying to read a chart.
Post # 5
We are doing assigned tables, and were considering a chalkboard with names listed alphabetically and the table numbers, but I don’t like people crowded around a chart so I think we’ll just do escort cards so they can grab and go find a seat.
Post # 6
I did escort cards. I think either/or is fine. I had multiple rooms, so people needed both the room info and the table info. It would have been hard to do on a seating chart and probably way more confusing, so my cards said
“Mr. and Mrs. X
I think if you can easily get them to their tables with a seating chart, that may be easiest. Then if their card is already there, that works great.
Post # 7
I’m going to do assigned seating with a list by table number (at least that’s my plan) I have to confirm with my caterer what their preference is as there will be predetermined menu selections.
Post # 8
@inky_1: We will have a seating list at the sign in table and place cards at the tables.
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2013 - Genetti's in Dickson City, PA
I have the seating cards in a card catelogue box (we have a book theme) and since the tables have unique names (and not numbers) I made a map to put on the welcome table as well so people can find their tables easier as well… I think it all depends on what you think is necessary for people to have an easy time finding where you want them.