(Closed) How is this seated dinner ever going to work?

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

At the ones I’ve been to, you picked up your escort card in the cocktail area. The card had your name, table number, and your meal designation on them (some were color coded, some just said it on there).

The flaw with this is if someone doesn’t put the card out on their table once they arrive there.

Your venue may have a preferred method.

My personal way of doing it would be a table assignment chart in the cocktail area, and then placecards with the meal designation on them already placed at the table.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Talk to your caterer.  Generally, they prefer a color coded system of some sort to ID who gets what plate.  Some people do stickers (not black tie, I know) or stamp a different colored flower on the corner of the card, or just do different colored names.  It’s in your best interest to make this as easy as possible on the caterer, so everyone gets the right dish as quickly as possible.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Usually the waiter just asks what your ordered. 

Post # 7
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2376 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@atlbride2013:  Oh that’ll look nice!  And even though most people won’t notice, the weird nitpicky ones like me will totally see that think “Oh, just like the invitations!”.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Ive been to weddings where they just ask you what you had ordered, or like fo rmine, I did the choice on the name card.  One thing I wish I would have done, though it wasnt a large issue, was that I should have left a space on the rsvp for people to write their name on what they wanted.  Ultimately if I had a couple, a mr and mrs with one of each, like one chicken and one beef, I always gave the man the beef and the female the chicken.  I figured they could swap plates if they had to.  It all worked out that way.

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