(Closed) Someone please tell me how table numbers work

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

If you are doing assigned seating, the table numbers correspond with the seating chart that you put together for the reception. Then you will have hostesses with a list that direct guests to their seats, or you do escort cards that specify the table number to help guests find their seats. Some people use themes instead of numbers.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

We did escort cards in envelopes that also held guest’s drink tickets.  Or you can do a chart that has guest’s names and the table you want them to sit at. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@JamaicaBride:

all of whatt jamaica bride said.  Not every wedding has assingned seating it is only of u want to and u can just put reserved fpr the tables for the immediate family.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

you can have a list, or you can have placecards for each guest.  the guest can take their placecard and it will tell them what table they sit at.  They can usually sit at any chair at that table and reserve their spot by putting the place card on a plate at that table.  Some people go so far as to actually assign each person a specific chair at a specific table too.  In that case I guess you’d have a placecard to direct the guest to the table and once they get there there would be another place card on the plate of the spot they are supposed to sit at.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We’re having a small wedding (~50 guests) and originally, we weren’t going to do escort cards and assigned tables. Then I went to a wedding that did not have seating cards and there was a lot of standing around, awkwardly waiting to see where everyone was going to end up. Plus, I’ve heard that there are situations where people get their feelings hurt if they don’t get a seat at a certain table. Ugh. In order to just streamline the seating process, we decided to do escort cards and table numbers. Our escort cards will be in the area where we are hosting the cocktail party. That way, people can pick up their cards and when it’s time to move to the reception, folks will have an idea where to go. We had considered placing escort cards at the entrance to the reception tent, but we were afraid of a traffic jam at the tent entrance.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

We chose to have a signature chart made, then had lumies on each table with numbers that corresponded to the chart.  Both items were created by artists on Etsy.  We received many compliments on the idea!  Here are a couple photos:

(I took the first one at home)

(Our photographer took this one)

 

Happy Planning!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@melisslp:  I love you seating board.  So easy to understand. 

We would prefer not to have assigned tables, but I think we are going to need to do one.  With 150+ guests, it’s probably a necessity.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

Thanks so much Scottielass!  Smile

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

we did escort cards that only assigned the table- and we let people find their own seats. they were tent cards and the inside was stamped with the table number.

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