(Closed) Small Wedding, Are Table Numbers Necessary?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Are table numbers necessary at a wedding with only 24 guests & the couple?
    Not necessary, your place cards are enough. : (9 votes)
    45 %
    Not necessary, but have the seating chart and the place cards. : (5 votes)
    25 %
    Very necessary, you have to have table numbers. : (6 votes)
    30 %
    Other, see suggestion below. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    6123 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I don’t think numbers are necessary.  Would people just visit each of the six tables and look for their name card instead?  Or use the venue’s seating chart?  That would be fine to use their seating chart.  I’m assuming it’s like a map of the room?

    Post # 4
    4272 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    The place cards are fine.

    Post # 5
    3625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I attended a wedding that small and intimate and all they had were placecards. That was fine. I don’t even think you need a seating chart. Most people can easily walk around the table and find themselves. Plus, if guests are friends or family, it’s like they’ll help each other find seats, e.g. “Hey mom, you’re sitting over here!”

    Post # 6
    3311 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    worst case scenario, would a guest have to walk around to each table to check if his or her name was on a tiny little place card ? If so, I don’t see how it could hurt to have at least a seating chart, if not table numbers.

    Post # 8
    3339 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    I think this could be confusing for your guests.  If you only have place cards, they’re going to be milling around looking for their spot.  If you have a place card and seating chart, that may ameliorate some of the confusion.  But it seems to me the best way to go is escort cards and table numbers.  It is a small wedding though, so you could get by with place cards only I guess.  It’s ultimately up to you.  You can do super cheap table numbers if that’s a concern.  For example, I considered buying these off Etsy to hold our table numbers.

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