Post # 1
When in doubt, I ask the hive. I’m doing one long table with 12 on each side, 24 people total. There are place cards already and it is a formal sitdown meal. Do I need a seating chart on display or escort cards? It really isn’t a cost issue, but more out of redundancy, and how do I even indicate where they sit since there is only one table. Do I make a stamp of a rectangle on the inside of the card with an X marks the spot? I’m just so confused now.
Post # 3
I think place cards alone will be fine 🙂 (escort cards are a bit redundant for one table anyway)
Post # 4
okay, so I should be okay expecting 24 (well 22 guests and us) find our seats by browsing?
Post # 5
I don’t think you need to worry about it. Maybe if you go ahead and let your close family members know where they will be seated ahead of time, then they will reduce the “looking time” for your other guests. The fewer seats they have to check, they less time it will take.
Even then, I don’t think you need to worry about only 22 people finding their place. It won’t take long at all or be a serious hassle.
Post # 6
I think you’ll be ok but if you’re concerned about traffic flow, you could ask maybe 3 people — one on each end and one somewhere near the middle— to preview the seating chart, and when they spot folks who are seated near them, wave them over like “Hey Joe, you’re across from me, right here!”
Post # 7
I have the opposite problem.
I’m thinking of just displaying a seating chart (with table numbers) and not having escort cards. It’s 8 to a table anyway (3 tables) also 24 guests…