What’s Best For Taking Care of Guests?
Your wedding day is about you. After months of shopping, phone calls, meetings, coordinating, fittings, decisions and appointments the day arrives and you are in the spotlight! It all comes together flawlessly (hope so) and you have a blast. Great. Will the guests have as much fun?
I’ve been to boring weddings. One time my husband and I arrived at the reception hall and sat and sat waiting for the newlyweds to arrive. They were not offering alcoholic beverages, we didn’t know anyone there and there was no place outside to stretch our legs, so there was nothing to do but sit and be bored. That was not good. We left early.
Couples may opt out of having formal seating arrangements and just let guests sit wherever. This idea will save you (the couple) time and may seem okay to do, but consider for a moment, what will really happen as guests show up to the reception. Cliques will gather, tables will fill and undoubtedly some people will not know where to go to find a seat. It is strongly suggested to have some sort of seating arrangements for any large wedding reception.
They also have a great post explaining the need to have seating cards or escort cards for large receptions. If you’ve ever wondered exactly what those are or how they are used, read the post.
The seating and escort cards I am able to create (see some examples below) come in packs of 100 and contain a design and sometimes the “table #” text, but they must be hand written after purchase. Choose your favorite specialty paper.
Also – Print out this Free Guest List page at the Bellus Designs blog. What have you got to lose?
- Ideas For Creatively Displaying Escort (Seating) Cards (sandpiperwedding.wordpress.com)
- When to use Seating/Escort Cards (and when to ditch them)! (weddingmonograms.wordpress.com)
- Table Numbers In The Sand (sandpiperwedding.wordpress.com)