Nicole
Super August 2020

Seating chart and late rsvps..

Nicole, on July 19, 2021 at 3:57 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 5
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So I had ordered an alphabetical seating chart and it has already come in. Our wedding is next week and we had people rsvp late. We want them to be there, but they’re just not on the chart. Would it be tacky to frame a smaller, separate seating chart for all the late rsvps? I was also thinking about just texting them their table number but thought that was weird too. How did you handle late rsvps?

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  • I
    Expert August 2021
    Ingrid ·
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    I would make a nice 8x10 framed with the additional names and seating locations.
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
    Michelle ·
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    If it’s too late to reprint or switch to escort cards, that may be the best alternative in a time crunch.


    Generally escort cards are done because they are easier to work with in situations like that where you may need to fix a typo or move someone to a different table. It’s cheaper and easier than a chart for those reasons alone. The additional reasons couples use escort cards is that charts are often difficult to read, create traffic jams and people forget their assignments halfway to the table when they get chatting with other guests.
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar April 2021
    Michelle ·
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    I would do a nice 8x10 picture frame (something to put a wedding pic after?) with the late RSVP names. Personally, I’d text them, letting them know to look the smaller frame.
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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
    Lynnie ·
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    I think Michelle's suggestion is perfect!! The text is a good heads up and reminder!

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  • VIP August 2020
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    I decided that anyone who rsvp'd after we put the seating chart together was going to sit together (we ended up having virtually all of the responses by that day so it didn't happen) and would have to figure it out via word of mouth. A more gracious way to handle it would be to let them know ahead of time (I think a text, or a phone call if any of them don't text) is perfectly fine. A separate printed item, even if it's framed might seem more formal, but it also makes it clear to everyone that those people weren't included in the original chart, so I don't know if that's the best way to address the situation.

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