(Closed) Reserved tables, open seating, invitation enclosure wording?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

If they are going to bring their within the ribbon cards, you can put their table numbers, or descriptions on those cards.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Can you do place cards for the reserved tables and let them know ahead of time via word-of-mouth that there will be a table for them?

I’ve been debating between an arrangement like this or doing reserved seating for everyone… I haven’t ever been to a wedding locally that did assigned seats other than a few reserved tables up front.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Josina: That’s what I’d suggest. I’d let them know via word of mouth or just another enclosure in the invite (like ‘A place at the reception has been reserved for you. Please find your escort card on the reserved table.). 

I’m from IA, and I’ve only ever been to family reserved table weddings as well. But I think I’m going to be ‘that girl’ who goes ahead an assigns peope to tables (they can pick their own seats). I just can’t imagine the chaos of 350-450 people playing a giant game of musical chairs before dinner.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’ve never heard of a ‘within the ribbon’ card but do whatever is going to work for you. I did see a design on pinterest where the invitation suite included a table number in it… maybe have your save the ribbon card, and then a seperate card that has their table number on it for the reception with just a sentance at the top saying, For the reception please find your seat at table number x. I wish I could find that picture back because it was neat…  Just an idea.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I would just tell them after they RSVP, call or email. I’m assuming it’s not more than what, 20 or 30 people? Just get in touch with the and tell them they’ll be at the reserved table.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Are you going to have ushers seating people for the ceremony?  Could this person let these guests know they also have reserved seating at the reception?

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