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Jennifer

Jennifer Dedicated

on Jan 14, 2018 at 7:57 AM

Let’s see your seating chart!

Hey WW! I am about 12 weeks out and starting to focus on the smaller details. I can’t decide on a seating chart v escort cards, anyone have any pros/cons? Let me see yours for inspiration!

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Kourt

Kourt Devoted

on Jan 14, 2018 at 8:00 AM
We’re going escort cards tied by twine to pinecones. We have 230 guests so it took a long time to make the pinecones. However, they turned out really cute and they’re individualized. The guests can bring them with to find their seat instead of trying to remember what table they’re at from a chart that everyone would be gathered around at once
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Summer987

Summer987 Expert

on Jan 14, 2018 at 8:29 AM
I will be doing a seating chart similar to this one. We're going to have roughly 85 people.

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ET

ET Devoted

on Jan 14, 2018 at 8:40 AM

We're doing escort cards because it seems easier to account for last minute additions or cancellations, and we can still change up the seating chart up to the day of the wedding without having to order or reprint any items. We might display the cards on a board or frame or something because I like the look of a seating chart but want the ease of escort cards.

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FME

FME Master

on Jan 14, 2018 at 8:56 AM
We are doing a seating chart. I was going to do escort cards on magnolia leaves but they are so light id fear they’d blow away, this is my inspo and I plan on making it with my Cricut

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Jennifer Dedicated

on Jan 14, 2018 at 9:09 AM
That’s exactly what I keep coming back to over and over, but the logistics of finding a mirror that large and hiring a calligrapher are holding me up!
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arh5249

arh5249 Expert

on Jan 14, 2018 at 9:28 AM
We did a seating chart that led people to their tables. Once at their table, escort cards were placed t each seat.

We did it this way because we had played meals so each escort card also had their meal choice on it so servers knew who got what.

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The Bride

The Bride VIP

on Jan 14, 2018 at 9:40 AM

We did escort cards tied to little bicycles (since we are both cyclists). We did end up having a couple of last minute changes, so it was easier to fix the cards than it would have been to fix a seating chart.

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Ruby Just Said Yes

on Jan 14, 2018 at 9:46 AM
Love this! Are you making it or buying it from somewhere?
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Disneydarlin2019 Dedicated

on Jan 14, 2018 at 9:52 AM

I love the ideas of a seating escort cards,

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Stephanie Dedicated

on Jan 14, 2018 at 10:15 AM
I’m doing mini mason jars (rustic theme) with chalkboard sticker on top filled with blue m&ms that will double as escort cards and favors. Also some personalized Hershey kisses at each place setting.
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FME

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on Jan 14, 2018 at 10:27 AM
Yeah it was tough but I wound up finding a mirror at Kirkland’s for $25, after the wedding I can just take the writing off and hang it up in my house! I’m only expecting 75-80 guests so I think I might be able to get away with a 28x40 frame, if not I found a huuuuge one at a yard sale I plan on using but it’ll need some spray painting and TLC. So maybe check out estate sales or thrift stores!
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m&j18 Devoted

on Jan 14, 2018 at 10:36 AM
This is exactly why I'm doing escorts cards.... I love the look of a seating chart, but hoestly hate them as a guest! Plus I think it can add to hurt feelings if someone sees Table 1 guests ...and they find out they're ar Table 17.... I don't think people notice those things with individual escorts cards.
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Lisa

Lisa Dedicated

on Jan 14, 2018 at 11:00 AM
I have a while before our wedding BUT I have been thinking about this a lot lately. I wanted something like this picture, but all I can think of is people standing waiting in line to see where their name is and then forgetting and having to go back and look at the chart again - at least with cards, they take them and not everyone is crowed together... I’m kinda torn because I love the look of the chart but I think cards might more practical - especially if you have last minute cancelations or changes, cards would be easier to fix.

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Kristin Expert

on Jan 14, 2018 at 11:13 AM
I think we will be doing something similar. Our venue has mirrors and a sign person writing person on staff. This is from when we went for a tasting event. I can't decide what would be easiest for last minute changes... This because they wouldn't write it out until the week of, or escort cards.


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Charli

Charli Expert

on Jan 14, 2018 at 1:21 PM
This is what we plan on doing.

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BlueHenBride

BlueHenBride Master

on Jan 14, 2018 at 1:41 PM
We did escort cards. Our venue required that we use name cards to denote each guest's meal choice, so that helped with our decision.

They were convenient because as we received yes RSVPs, I was able to fill out the name line on their escort card so some of the work was done ahead of time. Then, after we got all our RSVPs, we sat down and decided on table assignments. I waited to fill in the table number line until a few days before the wedding, though, the night before I needed to take them to the venue. I wanted to make sure there were no last minute changes (and we did have one guest who had originally RSVP'd no contact us a week and a half before the wedding to let us know he got a flight and would be there). It wasn't a big deal to wait, though, because it was just a matter of writing the number, then folding and alphebetizing the cards for the venue.

With a seating chart, you don't have the luxury to make last minute changes and if you do need to make a change, you have no choice but to redo/reprint the entire chart.

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Kelsey Rockstar

on Jan 14, 2018 at 1:43 PM

I did a "map" of the venue tables/floors and then color-coordinated the place cards

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FutureMrs.V

FutureMrs.V Super

on Jan 14, 2018 at 1:46 PM
I'm doing cards with twine that will tie around the guests mason jar glass to note their seat and glass.
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m&j18 Devoted

on Jan 14, 2018 at 1:52 PM
These are super cute!
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FutureMrsColón

FutureMrsColón Devoted

on Jan 14, 2018 at 2:01 PM
I think this is the best of both worlds!!! I absolutely love the idea of having a seating map.
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