Post # 1
I am working on our seating chart right now and I am including one extra table for people who did not RSVP but may show up anyways and also just in case I missed someone. How should I word this?
I am trying to make it light and a little playful to maybe minimize any tension people might have if they did RSVP but I somehow missed them.
Im thinking liiiike “Don’t See Your Name? Don’t Fret! Have a Seat at Table 20!”
or should I just include it with the table number as the title like the others and instead of names have “Don’t See Your Name? Have a Seat at This Table!”
or what? Im not sold on either of these. Do you ladies have some better ideas for me? The wedding is just under 3 weeks away and my wedding brain is about to burst!
Post # 3
Could you have someone manning the seating chart, so they can direct them? Like standing there waiting to hear someone say ‘Oh, I don’t see my name…’ and they can direct them to the extra table. How many of your non-responders do you actually think will come? Would you be able to give a friend/family member a list of names, and maybe they will recognize them and help them out?
Post # 4
how likely is it? as an empty table might look a bit akward
as pp said better to have someone handling the seating list and tell people where they are.
Post # 5
“Don’t see your name? YOU FORGOT TO RSVP, JERK. Table 20.” LOL.
I actually like what you already have in mind, rather than having to appoint someone to direct traffic which could create a line going into the reception. Don’t want your guests waiting like it’s a club and they have to get past the bouncer.
Post # 6
@betsyface: hahahaha I like your style!
@newname_99: no I don’t think I want to have someone standing there. and I figured that if there were no stragglers who wound up at table 20 we would simply take it away but I think it is very likely we will have some extra people because so many people did not RSVP and I got really tired of tracking everyone down so I just based it on my RSVP’s…people are jerks but I still dont want the awkward situation of them showing up without a seat or a plate waiting for them.