(Closed) How to tell your guests which table they are at?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
813 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I think a table chart might be too much for that many guests. Everyone will be goign into the reception room around the same time, so they would all be crowding around the little table chart. I think if the entire family (or couple) is sitting at the same table, then you can just say "Mr & Mrs Jones, Table A" or "The Jones Family, Table A" or "Jenny, Jim, Jessica and John Jones, Table A."

I think that would be fine. I’ve been to weddings where my Fiance and I have each received our own escort card, and other weddings where we are on the same one, so it should be fine. 

Post # 4
681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I agree. I would go with option A…150-175 isn’t very small! This way, folks can just find their favor/name card and head to their table instead of having to search the chart.

Post # 5
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

Hmmm…you bees have given me something to think about! My friend has enlisted me to make a table chart for her reception of almost 200 people. Her main concern is that there will be quite a few elderly guests attending and she thought the chart would be easier for them to read as opposed to scanning a table of escort cards to find their names in smaller print. But your point about people crowding around the chart is a good one. I’ll have to talk to her!

And I tend to go with escort cards instead of table charts. Especially when they can double as favors! I’m just not a fan of large boards with lists at special events.

Post # 6
124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

From personal experience, I would encourage going with the escort cards. We had several people tell us at the last minute that they were not coming, to the point where we had to move some people to other tables at the last minute. I had briefly considered doing a table chart, but in the end, I am glad that I chose the option which gave us some flexibility at the last minute.

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