Post # 1
We are having open seating at our reception but I was thinking about having escort cards for people to place at the seat they choose to reserve that seat. I don’t know how that will look or whether it is worth the work to make them. What do you think?
Post # 3
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 # 4
@Statutory Grape: Not really. The only table that was going to be assigned is the head table. All others are open to whoever wants to sit wherever but I was thinking about having the escort cards there so that when somebody did decide on where to sit they could reserve that seat at that table.
Post # 5
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
@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
As a guest I would find this confusing. I agree with JennyW1 that most guests will mark their territory with jackets/purses.
Post # 8
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
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.