(Closed) place card chaos?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I think your Fiance is right. I think you should have one sign with everyone’s name on it at the entrance to the room, preferably alphabetically.

Post # 4
31 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

i did mine on one huge sign by table number, not alphabetical. I think that alphabetical is probably best, but I made my sign so large that it worked out really well. I have been to some weddings where the seating chart is way too small and it takes forever to find your name, and yes does block traffic a wee bit. What if you did the frames not by table but by alphabetical? So like put a, b and c’s in one frame. Would that work?

Post # 5
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@DeathByDesign:  I agree, alphabetical is much easier for the guests.

Post # 6
2712 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I agree with PPs.  It sounds like a really cute idea, but I think you have too many guests for it to really work.  I don’t know what you are doing for table numbers, but maybe you could use the different picture frame ideas there? 

Or what you could, print out a list of names and table numbers (alphabetically) and put all the A’s in one frame, all the B’s in another, etc.   Since you’re having different frame sizes, larger lists could go in larger frames! Though, depending on last names, you could have up to 26 frames (though I guess you could combine some), but overall I think that would work just fine.

Post # 7
19 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

Placecards should always be displayed in alphabetical order. Also, make sure you use a large enough font so that people can read their names. I was a guest a wedding, and they had the cutest placards, but the text was so tiny, no one could read their names! Caused a major traffic jam in to the reception area and other guests were really catty about it. 🙁

I have seen people who have large numbers of guests break up the area into sections. So you could make a little sign that says “Last Names: A-H” , “Last Names: I-Z”, or something like that.

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