(Closed) Open seating with escort cards?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
2588 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I was just at a wedding with this set-up and it was actually pretty cool. I’m guessing you mean assigned tables but not assigned seats, right?

Post # 5
1871 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Personally, I think it might confuse your guests…Normally, when escort cards are used without place cards (escort cards tell you which table, place cards tell you which seat at the table–most brides omit the place cards) people pretty much establish which seats are taken by putting jackets on the chair, purses on the charger, etc. etc. People will do this automatically once they realize it’s open seating. I’m not sure you need them.

Post # 6
330 posts
Helper bee

@kfricke89 I think this is a great idea. I was thinking about doing the same thing. Maybe just make a sign lets them know they may choose their own seats but the card is just to sort of reserve it

Post # 7
5803 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

As a guest I would find this confusing. I agree with JennyW1 that most guests will mark their territory with jackets/purses.

Post # 8
459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I would probably find this confusing because I have never seen it before.

Just curious–why are you not assigning tables? I think that takes some burden off of guests, especially those who do not know many people at the wedding.

Post # 9
6997 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i went to a wedding recently that did the assigned tables but not assigned seats, i liked it enough to do it myself.


i would suggest not doing escort cards if you dont plan on having assigned table/seats.

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