(Closed) Seating Help

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
46600 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@KatiePi:  If you don’t want to assign seating, you can still have escort /placecards.

You can have a sign indicating which color sticker is for which entree (you might even find chicken, fish etc stickers) and  ask each guest to place the corresponding color sticker on their escort card , then place it on the table in front of them. The wait staff will know which entree they ordered by the sticker.

Post # 5
452 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@KatiePi:  One thing to consider about PP’s suggestion is that people often either don’t remember what they ordered on their RSVP or might decide to change their mind on the day. I’ve worked quite a few weddings and people try to to this even when their escort card right in front of them tells them what they ordered! It has potential to really throw things off.

You could always reach out to your guests and just ask 🙂

Post # 6
11271 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@medbride:  i 100% agree.  it could be a potential nightmare.  i too worked many weddings years ago.


@KatiePi:  do yourself, your guests and your waitstaff a favour, find out what dish goes to which person and assign the seating.  i know that you said that you didn’t want assigned seating but if you are having the guests choose an entree, how will the staff know how many beefs and how many chickens go to table 9?

think about it this way, the more organized you are, the more efficient the waitstaff will be.  if the service is poor, it may reflect poorly on you and your wedding.  i know you do not want that.  remember, a good dining experience will set the tone for the rest of the evening.

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