(Closed) Is anyone doing a list as a seating chart instead of actual escort cards?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

we’re using one! we’ll put it on a table easel on the cake table thats a longer table so it will fit….we’re doing table 1-12, in alpha order….

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am! Welcome to the bee!!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My co-worker did hers in a list form. She typed it out in Microsoft Publisher and then printed it out at Kinko’s on  a large sheet of paper. She matted it to a piece of study foam posterboard and put it on an easel. I’ve seen other people put the lists in nice frames too. I would organize it alphabetically.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I love that idea, I’m thinking of doing something like that as well =)

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I am!  My extended family has already told me they won’t abide by assigned seats, but will sit at an assigned table.  So, we’re doing a list for each table tucked into a bulletin board.

(Like this, but less messy)

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

I haven’t decided yet for sure, but if we do a list, it’ll be on a vintage chalkboard, I think.

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Yes, we are definitely doing a seating chart instead.  We have 400+ guests invited, so it’ll be too much to lay out all of the escort cards.  I agree that alphabetical organization is the way to go!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Im not a big fan of them.  I went to a wedding this summer that used one and with 200 people crammed around it, half of us ended up just sitting in empty seats since we coulnt get close enough to do us any good.  it sucked.  i think it could work for 50-70 guests, but any more than that is a nightmare.  maybe printing several of them would work better.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m thinking about it. If we do one we are going to have the DOC bring people into the reception from the cocktail hour in groups of 20ish or something like that so there isn’t a massive herd around the chart like a PP mentioned. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I thnk they’re cool, but I’ve been set on making Valentine’s for our escort cards, since that’s “our day”

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

At this point I’m planning on doing a seating chart!  But it’s not something I’m 100% on yet.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

We’re planning on doing a list!  Haven’t figured out all the details yet, but we will do it in alphabetical order and place it on a piece of art that my Fiance paints (using the painted canvas kind of like a bulletin board).  It would go on an easel near the front and tie in with our “art theme.”  All the tables are named after our favorite artists, and the centerpieces will be pieces of their artwork.  Plus my Fiance loves to paint, and I’m thinking of raffling off the painting to a lucky guest at the end of the night–but would that be too weird?

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I keep seeing people mention that these lists create traffic jams of people.  I’m kind of confused – because don’t the cards do the same thing?  I guess the cards are spreaad out in a bit of a bigger area, but it seems like it takes forever for people to find their card and tons of people are gathered by the table too.  It seems like with a list people can find their name easier, especially if it’s listed alphabetically.  Am I missing something here???

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

As people enter we are having a couple of long tables.  There will be a gift table and card box, then a table for old pictures, etc, then a table for the seating chart then the guest book.  Our thought is that as guests arrive they can make their way down this table.  That way if they are waiting for hte guest book, they can look up their table number, look at pictures, etc.

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