Post # 1
Ok, so I have a very non-traditional seating layout, as you can see below. The “head table” is technically the big round, where Fiance and our bridal party will sit. The head table is just a cog in what is otherwise a very large table. The idea was to create an atmosphere of easy conversation, and bringing two families (and friends) together into one.
My problem is not a seating chart, because we’ve already figured out where everyone is sitting… but how to convey to guests exactly where they are sitting. We are going to do escort cards and place cards, but I’m not sure if we need to create an actual visual seating chart too?
Post # 3
I love it I think that’s neat!
you could do table numbers for each “table” even though it is all one table you could have names for each section, or a color, or something to identify it?
Post # 4
i like the PP’s idea
is this your entire wedding? could you do assigned seats?
Post # 5
@ajillity81: We are doing assigned seating, but I’m just wondering if I should do a printed out seating chart so that they know exactly where in the big W that they are sitting, along with place cards and escort cards. I guess I’m worried that the non-traditional layout will confuse our guests a bit. People normally expect a bunch of rounds at a wedding, not a weird M shaped thing, lol.
Post # 6
@PeachSnapple: escort cards are not neccessary since you are having seating cards already at the seat.
could you print out a nicer version of the picture you have above blown up, without the lines and measurements and write the names on the seats?
otherwise, it’s really not that big of a table looks like 40 people, for everyone to do a quick lap around while they look for their names.
Post # 7
That’s a very cool seating arrangement! I think if you hav cards at the table with names on it that would be fine, as PPs have said it isn’t too large that people can’t walk around and find their name.
Post # 8
That is amazing! It reminds me of some kind of European royal dinner. Good call. Since the seats are assigned, your guests will be able to look for their own name on the place cards.
Post # 9
Thats a really cool seating chart. If I were you I would just put the namecards on the plate. It’s not an extreme number of people were they can’t easily find their seats.