Post # 1
Although I am assigning people to tables, I am not assigning seats. We have a meat and fish selection for guests to choose from in their RSVP cards which I must advise the venue of 10 days prior to the wedding. Anyways, anyone have any crafty ideas for letting the waiters know who the fish people are and who the meat people are? I have considered stamping little cute cardstock cards with a fancy cow and one with a fancy fish & including them clip on to the table escort cards ( which are vintage postcards) and having each guest place it in front of them prior to dinner service. But I can just imagine it not working out. Perhaps I should jsut enclose fishes and ask those people to had them to the waiters when they sit down
Its a 75 guest wedding so something like this wont be too hectic – however, I dont want the guests to have to do much and I dont want it to seem tacky – we are also having menus listing all the food choices on them – so that might help in getting crafty ????
Post # 3
THe escort idea has worked very well in my experience. WHere people left or lost theirs, the waiter just asked. It cut down on how many people they had to ask.
Post # 4
We’re using a stamp on our escort card stamped & embossed with a different color ink. I have a little star stamp that fits in with the rest of our decor so we’ll be using that. 🙂
Post # 5
I’m doing the first method you mentioned. I found some fancy photoshop brushes with vintage animals – cow, chicken and fish. Like others have said, if the guest misplaces them, the wait staff will just ask.
Post # 6
I am struggling with this too!! My escort cards with simple with calligraphy and I really don’t want the meal choice to compete with that. So far I have tried various ribbon things without loving anything – am now experimenting with small flowers I found in scrapbooking supplies. still not sold on anything!
Post # 7
We also had a small wedding (65) with a dinner selection and only assigned tables. I gave a layout to my caterer and put the count of how many of each meal was at each table. I also put their dinner choice on their escort card. I really don’t remember how they wait staff found out what each person was having, but everyone got what they ordered!
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
I think your idea will work out fine. At least if it doesn’t work for a few people, it’s not hard for the waitstaff to figure out who ordered what with a quick question for the few people who didn’t quite get it right!
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill
You could do what Mrs. Peeptoe did… I thought her solution was pretty clever (and cute!).
Post # 10
I gave our waitstaff a list of the number of each meal per table (like Table 7 – 2 vegetarians). At each table, they quickly asked who got what. It worked out fine, no one got the wrong meal, and it wasn’t a crazy thing that took them a long time. I really stressed about this before the wedding, but it worked itself out beautifully.
Post # 11
I would do what you have planned with the stamps. If they dont put the escort card in front of them, the servers will most likely (and should) ask to see their card so they know what the guest ordered. Worst comes to worst they will just ask them what their entree selection is.
Post # 12
- Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club
What are your colors? I really liked an idea I saw another bride do; they printed their menus so that they sat on top/inside of the chargers…and they color coded them with their wedding colors depending on what the guests were eating. It looked really cute!