Post # 1
Someone please help me!! I am trying to put together our seating chart template for the reception and i am confused. We are having a board which will have names listed in alphabetical order with their table numbers to the right of their name. My question is that we have guests bringing dates but they are not married (engaged, dating). Should I list their names like this:
Mr. Daniel Smith and Ms. Raven Thomas
(under “S” based on man’s last name all one line)
Mr. Daniel Smith (separately under “S”)
Ms. Raven Thomas (separately under “T”)
Post # 3
I am making a seating chart as well and I’m listing unmarried couples on separate lines based on their own last name.
Post # 4
Honestly, I would just do everyone on a different line….including married couples with the SAME last name. It doesn’t hurt at all, and it will make everything consistent throughout.
Post # 5
I would either list them under separate last names or list them under the last name of the person who is YOUR guest. So if you are inviting a woman who is bringing a date, list it under her last name, (and not her date’s)
Post # 6
If I was the one that was friends with you, I’d be a little put off if you put me under my fiance’s last name. Play it safe and list everyone separately under their own name.
Post # 7
I’m also doing a chart, and listing married couples with the same name together, and then unmarried couples (or married couples who don’t share one name) on their own lines. It’s less for etiquette than for confusion, though – I figure this way, people will find their names faster.
Post # 8
Also, no one will notice! This is one of those things you shouldn’t stress over too much.
Post # 9
I did what some others suggested – I gave EVERYONE their own seating card – that way I didn’t have to worry about it. It was good I did this this way because one couple broke up right before the wedding and one’s fiance ended up not being able to come! Their cards ended up just left at the front and their partners/ex-partners didn’t have to be reminded they weren’t there.