(Closed) The Great Seating Debate- Charts or Cards?

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Charts or Cards?
    1. Two Easels, One Frame on each, 50-60 names per frame : (9 votes)
    26 %
    2. Two easels, 2 frames with small detachable cards, 50-60 names per frame. : (11 votes)
    32 %
    3. The traditional cards on a round table. : (11 votes)
    32 %
    4. Let me show you something better below. : (3 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    512 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    i perfer the seating chart, because it would look weird if half the people took their cards, plus what if someone took someone else’s by accident? it’s not that hard to remember your table either, plus you usually “memorize” it with others around you that are most likely at the same table!

    ask your venue – i know mine has an easel already for this purpose. and i’m sure an Staples or print store can do this!

    Post # 4
    6114 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I really wanted to do a mirror with the names written on it in silver or gold pen, BUT since our guests have to choose their entrees beforehand (on the RSVP card) there needed to be a way for the servers to know which guest got what. My coordinator told us people normally put a certain color dot on the place card for each entree type…so the mirror wouldn’t work without having to have someone hand out colored cards to each guest (therefore requiring my MOC to have a list with each guest’s choice and ask each guest for their name). So alas, I am doing place cards :

    Post # 5
    10571 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I’ve never been to a wedding with cards, only a chart, so that’s what I voted for.

    Post # 6
    3572 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m not sure what kind of venue you are using, but our venue provided easels for the place cards.  

    ETA:  I did cards that I made myself, so that was my vote.  

    <a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/thelegalbeagle/6432314565/” title=”Untitled by skitty bitty, on Flickr”><img src=”http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7028/6432314565_440b20ed42_n.jpg” width=”320″ height=”215″ alt=”Untitled”></a>


    Post # 7
    2616 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    this is what we did..



    we printed it out on card stock and then mounted them on contruction paper- we got the frames during the penny sale at aaron brothers— buy one at full price get second one for a penny.

    Post # 8
    12248 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I LOVE the detachable cards!

    Post # 9
    669 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    My planner strongly suggested cards, and not just cards, but cards in envelopes. That way we can easily accomodate last minute changes to the plan (a whole family drops and we need to redistribute tables). The envelopes are printed with the names and the cards inside tell them the table number.

    Post # 12
    2287 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: Central Park

    We did a seating cgart by table.

    Post # 16
    240 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m debating a card on a table vs. a card on a frame that guests can remove. I’ve never been to a wedding with a seating assinment sign. I’ve always had a physical card to bring to my seat. I think that’s much easier for guests, especially older ones. 

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