Savvy December 2019

Question about escort/place/seating chart

Jocelyn, on October 17, 2019 at 2:51 PM Posted in Planning 0 15
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Just wondering the easiest way to go about it. Wanted to see what any of you guys did. I was thinking either of having escort cards only with the meal option and table number on it and they can choose where to sit or having a seating chart with names and table number and place cards at specific seats. I have about 115-125 people attending so didn't know whether it would be easier to just assign tables or have assigned seats as well?


  • Caytlyn
    Champion November 2019
    Caytlyn Online ·

    I would just assign tables, guests can figure out where to sit at the table on their own. In my opinion, it's just more unnecessary stress for you to assign seats.

  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
    MrsD ·

    We assigned seats & tables. It really didn't take much longer than just assigning tables.

  • Kelly
    Champion October 2018
    Kelly Online ·
    We assigned tables. We did escort cards with a sticker for their meal choice.
  • Lady ·

    I don't think assigning seats is necessary, I would just assign tables.

  • Shayna
    Savvy August 2020
    Shayna ·

    I always think just assigning tables is the best option with the guests then deciding where to sit at the table.

  • Emma
    Dedicated April 2020
    Emma ·

    If its a plated dinner meaning that the food will be served to them, I would think its easier for the staff if the seats are assigned. But as long as they have their meal choice you could probably just assign the tables. If you're truly on the fence and not leaning any way in particular, you may want to check to see if your caterer has a preference for serving.

  • Yoice
    VIP March 2019
    Yoice ·
    I think is way easier for you just to assign tables and I personally prefer it this way as a guest. The only exception would be if your caterer requires it because you’ll need to give him a list of who’s sitting were for meal purposes. This makes it easier for staff to just deliver the plates but is a lot more work for you and people always move around anyways.
  • Future Mrs. A. 💍
    Super November 2020
    Future Mrs. A. 💍 ·
    We are assigning tables, not seats
  • Future Mrs. A. 💍
    Super November 2020
    Future Mrs. A. 💍 ·
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    Exactly! Even as a guest it just makes things easier
  • Yana
    Dedicated October 2019
    Yana ·

    Its up to you but personally I think you should assign a table but not a specific seat. for that many people it may get stressful choosing a particular seat for each person. i'd let your guests choose their own seats on their assigned table

  • M
    Super September 2019
    Mrs. Bubba ·
    I did assigned Tables. This will keep tables from being overcrowded or not too full.
  • M
    Super September 2019
    Mrs. Bubba ·
    I placed people that had something in common at the same tables. Employer, hometown, family, etc...
  • Stephanie
    Expert April 2020
    Stephanie ·

    This is a good question. I wanted to make it easier on myself, so I am just assigning tables. Adult can figure it out from there.

  • Ashley
    Expert October 2020
    Ashley ·

    We are just assigning tables. I am still trying to figure out how to display it

  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·
    I always am on team seating chart. It's just easier that way especially for a wedding with a ton of people

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