(Closed) Seating cards & more cards or Framed charts?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I think you should do place cards with their name/table number on them (and then have the seating names at each place-setting).

I’ve been to weddings where they have lists and people fine their name, etc – and it works out but there’s always a wait and a bottle neck.  I also think it would be overkill to have those people write down the number.


Post # 5
2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Most brides choose to use Escort cards instead.  You’d just include the table number on the placecard insert for your Buddhas 🙂 

Then arrange them alphabetically by last name on a table. 

In my experience of a few hundred weddings, it’s much faster for guests to find their seats this way than in a seating chart/placecard scenario.

This won’t work for yu if you wish to assign a specific seat to people vs just assigning them a table.

Good luck!

Post # 5
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

@IAmLemondrop: yeah, that is a lot of tented cards.  What is the issue with the easel with the big chart?  I actually think that makes the most sense.  Why doesn’t Fiance like it?  Is it that he prefers the iPad route?

Post # 7
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

That is a large amount of guests for a large chart.  Maybe you could split the L section up?  I was thinking if the wedding is less than a hundred people it should not be a problem.  Also if you are having your cocktail hour in the same location as where the charts would be that would give everyone ample time to find their name, etc.

Post # 8
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I had the seating chart and it worked perfectly. I think the ipad thing is tacky.

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