(Closed) Seating chart in programs? Yay or nay

posted 9 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Seating chart in program -- tacky or ok?
    Totally fine! People will have a chance to browse who they'll be with and chat during cocktail hour : (15 votes)
    50 %
    It's whatevers. Kinda tacky & weird, but not a really big deal. : (10 votes)
    33 %
    Totally tacky! That's never been done, bad etiquette, and you should ditch the idea : (5 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
    235 posts
    Helper bee

    I think it’s a great idea, but you might want to have a master chart displayed somewhere or someone to help guests find their tables in case they “lose” their programs during the cocktail hour.

    Post # 4
    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I think it’s fine, kills two birds with one stone.

    Post # 5
    1756 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I actually think it’s a really good idea. Plus, as a guest, if I knew which people were going to be at my dinner table, I’d make more of an effort to socialize with non-table people during the cocktail hour.

    Post # 6
    3871 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    If only I would have thought of that for my wedding.  It would have helped out my guests. Good idea.

    Post # 7
    337 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I don’t think it’s weird or tacky.  I don’t really see the point of publicly displayed seating charts anyway.  If people have escort cards and know what number table they’re at, and if the tables are numbered and arranged in some logical order, it doesn’t seem that hard to find their table.  I swear I’m missing something here.

    If you think it’s necessary to have a seating chart displayed somewhere, though, the program seems like a logical enough place.  It’s more useful than another clip art of doves, or something 🙂

    Post # 8
    1676 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Sounds like a good idea.  My only worry is that your guests might spend too much of their time during your ceremony scrutinizing the seating chart in their programs and not paying attention to your ceremony.  

    Post # 9
    3344 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    What about the guests who don’t take a program?

    Post # 10
    3285 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    pretty sweet idea, actually!

    Post # 11
    599 posts
    Busy bee

    I’m not a huge fan of the idea but it’s definitely NOT bad etiquette. Have you considered a seating chart board? You could prop it up on an easel for people to look at. Plus it would double as decor.

    Post # 12
    5993 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    i wouldnt have an issue with this – in fact i would be happier because i can suss things out beforehand because ive been to weddings where there are 20 people trying to crowd around a chart looking for their names


    Post # 13
    7173 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I love it – I’m always trying to figure out where my friends are at a wedding reception – so it would be really useful on all fronts!

    Post # 14
    2470 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I agree with JoJo… it is a good idea, but what about the person who doesn’t grab a program?

    Post # 15
    4765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

    I think it’s a great idea, actually!

    Post # 16
    435 posts
    Helper bee

    I think it’s a great idea. 

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