HalloweenBride
Master October 2013

Assigned tables but not seats...how do I do escort cards?

HalloweenBride, on August 25, 2012 at 10:23 PM Posted in Planning 0 17
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So, I've never been to a wedding with assigned seating, and I'm a little lost. I see when people have assigned seats they have a card, then find their name at the table as well. I don't want to assign specific seats, but do want to assign tables. How do I do this?

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Latest activity by HalloweenBride, on August 26, 2012 at 11:56 AM
  • Lisa Marie
    Super June 2012
    Lisa Marie ·
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    We had assigned tables, but not assigned seats. All I did was write out escort cards directing them to their table, but didn't put names at particular seats. Everyone seemed to get the idea that they chose their own seat at the table.

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  • SophieMuffin
    Super May 2013
    SophieMuffin ·
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    I have never been to an assigned seat one. Just put the person's name on the escort card and table name/number. They then go and pick a seat at that table.




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  • HalloweenBride
    Master October 2013
    HalloweenBride ·
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    Okay! I wasn't sure if I just had a board or something...but I thought to myself, if it was me, and I looked at a board (I've seen those windows and chalkboards), and then walked 10 feet, I'd surely forget my table number! Lol.

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  • The New Mrs. B
    Master May 2013
    The New Mrs. B ·
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    Assigning tables but not seats is actually most common! Smiley smile Just indicate the table number or table name (some couples choose creative ways to "number" their tables rather than 1, 2, 3..) and then people go to the table that has a sign with that number/name and they have a seat!

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  • HalloweenBride
    Master October 2013
    HalloweenBride ·
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    Doing numbers, I couldn't think of names that weren't more than "ghost" and "witch" for my theme! Lol. Have the #'s all done though!

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  • The New Mrs. B
    Master May 2013
    The New Mrs. B ·
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    If you wanted to be REALLY creative you could name the tables after things that you two have been for halloween over the years Smiley smile then include pictures if available! haha.. that would be much more time consuming though, especially since you already have a head start on it Smiley smile

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  • SophieMuffin
    Super May 2013
    SophieMuffin ·
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    I saw on 4 weddings a Halloween wedding they did the table names as like black cat, spider web, and stuff. gah i will have to googles them for you!

    We don't want numbers, FH says they are boring and that we are far from boring lol

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  • Linda E: Fairy Godmother
    Master September 2012
    Linda E: Fairy Godmother ·
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    I am not having assigned seats either. There will be a board with their names/table name and the ushers will assist them to their table. I am not making escort cards at all. My table names are elements used in the wedding; hydrangea, orchid, satin, crystal, pearl, organza and sweetheart (we are not having a separate sweetheart table as we want the bridal party and other family members at our table).

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  • Ariel
    VIP September 2012
    Ariel ·
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    This will be at the table when my guests walk in, and then I'm also going to make a bigger map so they can at least have an idea of which way to walk.. Smiley smile


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  • Mrs. Lemmon (Amy H.)
    Master March 2012
    Mrs. Lemmon (Amy H.) ·
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    We did cards for each person with just the table number on them. you can do each couple though our cards were.actually boxes.filled with candy.

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  • Mrs. Lemmon (Amy H.)
    Master March 2012
    Mrs. Lemmon (Amy H.) ·
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    We did cards for each person with just the table number on them. you can do each couple though our cards were.actually boxes.filled with candy.

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  • Nicole S. (formerly Nicole C)
    Master October 2013
    Nicole S. (formerly Nicole C) ·
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    I think it's adorable when tables are named instead of numbered- but I might caution to make numbers AND names if the reception is on the larger side- if you go to a big wedding it can be a little easier to figure out which direction you should head in if they're in numerical order (as a guest).

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  • HalloweenBride
    Master October 2013
    HalloweenBride ·
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    I wanted to name them, but I like the number AND name, but I've only got 118 guests, plus the wedding party and I'm trying to cut more. Love the Alice's table!

    And I love the idea of costumes we've been, but Nick and I have only been together for a little over a year and a half and he doesn't dress up for Halloween and I've worked some of the past ones so I haven't always gotten to or gotten pictures of myself!

    I will try to think creatively and see what I come up with, because I have them done, but I'm not sold on them! Lol.

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  • Brandy
    Expert September 2012
    Brandy ·
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    I was going to do escort cards but we don't have time so we are just going to do a board lol but yeah, assigned tables but not assigned seats = thumbs up! Smiley smile

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  • Ariel
    VIP September 2012
    Ariel ·
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    Shannah, what about fun and light names from other classic halloween movies, shows, stories, or phrases?

    Like Casper, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Nightmare Before Christmas, Trick or Treat, Adams Family, The Munsters, Beetlejuice? Smiley smile

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  • Michelle
    Master April 2013
    Michelle ·
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    Black cat, ghost, witch, ninja, cauldron, potion, spellbook, test tube, beaker, mad scientist, monster, monkey/gorilla, baby, princess, candy,

    You could name each table after a candy as well!

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  • HalloweenBride
    Master October 2013
    HalloweenBride ·
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    See, I just don't like any of the typical ones. (Black cat, ghost, witch, ninja, cauldron, potion, spellbook, test tube, beaker, mad scientist, monster, monkey/gorilla, baby, princess, candy) it just makes me think of too kidish. Probably will just stick with the numbers I already have done.

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