(Closed) Table Numbers without a seating chart?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

Why not just name the table/do numbers without assigning seating? At that point, it just becomes more decorative than functional which I think is fine.

We did movie posters as our table numbers. We had assigned seating because of a plated dinner, but they would have looked cool even if we didnt need them.

Post # 4
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Newbee

It will still work to have table numbers as part of your decor.  If you are having a buffet style meal, you could have the DJ announce table numbers to help the buffet line run smoothly.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

I think it might get confusing for guests if you have table numbers but no seating assignments.  If you need to reserve tables you could have signs that say ‘Reserved 1’ and ‘Reserved 2’ and so on until you have enough reserved.  You could then tell your families which tables they’re at.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I sort of agree with everyone above.  If you have NUMBERS, I think people may get confused, but if they are just themed tables, you would probably be ok, and I think themed tables are really fun!  Also, I agree with teh PP that it could be helpful with a buffet as well!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i think table numbers without assigned seating would just be confusing. themed tables might be okay, but really just seem totally unnecessary.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Just use your ideas for reserved signs for the tables you are holding for you and your families.  Don’t do numbers on the other tables.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I did table numbers without assigned seating at my wedding and it worked out just fine!

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@zippylef:  I know this post was a while ago, but we are thinking of doing this also.  how did you get the posters to stand up? Put them in frames with stands? How big were your posters? Thanks!

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