(Closed) Table numbers? Worth it? How to make it organize, ideas please

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1518 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think it is worth it! Things can be very chaotic without them and you have people squeezing into one table and pulling chairs up- a big mess. Anyways when i did mine i just took the list and sat down with my sister-in-laws. We took everyone that was invited and grouped them into sets of people they knew. They also gave me insight into who would be okay sitting with different people if the groups had to be split up or moved around when the RSVPs came. I did the same thing withe the guests from my side. 

We had 10 toppers so i grouped everyone where they needed to be and adjusted as the rsvp’s came in. It made it nice because i had it all organized long before crunch time.  

Post # 4
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I can’t stand weddings that don’t have assigned seating.  It’s not so important to have a specific seat assigned, but IMO assigning a table is a good idea.  We are goin to assign specific seats because we have a plated dinner and the servers need to see the meal choice on the placecards… we are just doing a big chalkboard with everybody’s name and table number and then a simple tent card with their name written on it placed at their assigned seat.  Nothing too fancy or complicated.

Post # 5
1166 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Yes, it’s absolutely worth it. I think it makes guests more comfortable knowing the seating has been thought through rather than wandering around and possibly ending up at a table with random strangers. Plus, you’ll need less seating, because with open seating you typically have to set up a few extra tables.

I’m having a casual beach wedding, too, and I’m attaching escort cards to palm fans, which are also favors, like this:

For a more formal wedding, I like sand dollars or starfish in a tray of sand, also:

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