(Closed) If you were a guest, would this make sense? (seating chart question)

posted 5 years ago in Reception
  • poll: If you were a guest, would it make sense?
    Yes, it's very straight forward : (45 votes)
    90 %
    No, I would be completely lost... : (5 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 5
    9954 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Makes total sense to me… but then again, I’ve been to other Wedding & Events where this was the norm.  (So much better than people tipping chairs, leaving things etc)

    Lol, It’s not hard… they just need to just place a card

    Hope this helps,

    I VOTED = YES it’s very straight forward


    Post # 6
    6742 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Hrm, every wedding I’ve ever been to except 1 has had a similar seating situation. Every escort card has a table number and you find out what table you’re at, then you go and put the escort down at your seat. No one ever “loses” their seat anyway. And there is either a huge chart with everyone’s name in alphabetical order and the table number next to it or there are escort cards, which is more common. No sign is needed to explain, but I guess this isn’t common in your area?

    Post # 9
    198 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think it’s fine, not confusing but why not just write their table on the name card for ease? I wouldn’t put it past some guests to “forget” their table number and have to go back to your chart.

    Post # 11
    6742 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @bmo88:  Ah, I see.. well then, I think your seating chart should have the names in alphabetical order so it’s easier to find rather than scanning through each table for the names. Sorry, because I see you’ve already started making it. Personally, I would use clear labels and print the numbers on the labels, then stick them on the inside of the escort cards. As for a poem..?

    Find your name
    To see where you’ll eat
    Grab your card
    Head off to claim a seat!

    Post # 12
    23599 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Works for me!

    Post # 13
    8448 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Is there any way to put a pretty numbered sticker or something on the card itself? I think it makes plenty of sense, but if your guests aren’t used to it maybe that would be easier.

    Post # 14
    2569 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @bmo88:  Have you already made the table chart yet?  Because while it’s totally adorable that looks awfully time consuming and if you’re scrambling to get it all done you could absolutely write in a number or use a number sticker on the escort card and scrap that project entirely.  It’s very cute though!  I just imagine I’ll be at the “cut anything non-essential” stage the week before the wedding ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 15
    1245 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’ve been to weddings where the escort cards were already pre-printed then a table number was added later.  I think that’s much easier than a whole group of people scrambling to find their name card, then scrambling to get close enough to the chart to see what table they’re at.

    Post # 16
    1992 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Hmmm if you’re having escort cards anyway, I would just get a pen and write the person’s table number on the inside of the card… just for back up in case they forget.

    I think one or the other is necessary but having both is foolproof.  



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