(Closed) Table names -is it a b*tch for ppl to locate their table? How to make it easier?

posted 4 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
1633 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

That’s a lot of tables to have guests wandering around looking for table names, even if they were all native English speakers. I’d do numbers and names together.

Post # 3
1888 posts
Buzzing bee

What if you put table numbers on the escort cards, and then made whatever signage you’re using for table numbers themed? You can still add the names of your favorite restaurants onto them in a smaller font, but people will be able to find their tables faster.

Post # 4
1551 posts
Bumble bee

I’d use numbers and names together 

Post # 5
695 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Agree, numbers and names would be much easier. The table signs could follow your map-style.

Post # 7
587 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I had a table outside the reception with name cards and table number all in alphabetical order by last name- – people go to the table-before entering the reception room, find thier name and say OH LOOK here is MINK714 card and looks like they have me at Table 4!! – THen they go in! 

Post # 8
441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

The only times I never had a problem finding my seat at a wedding was when the waiters were standing at the entrance to check name cards and indicate where the table was or when guests were called table-by-table and led directly to their seats. Every other time it was a bit of a clusterfuck. I mean, it all works out in the end, but it’s a bit awkward to be wandering around the room trying to find your name, even if the tables are numbered/named well.

We’re having guests called table-by-table from the reception area and then led directly to their seat. We figure this will be easier for the guests and we won’t need to worry about escort cards or table maps or people not finding their seats. At first I thought it would be a bit like roll-call in kindergarten, but when I went to a wedding that did it the whole process went really smoothly and felt really natural.


Post # 9
3875 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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maocat:  Numbers and names together.

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