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Wedding Dilemma: Assign a Seat or Not?

March 24, 2016

Opting for a pre-arranged seating arrangement or not should not be a major factor to stress you out. However, it’s always important to seek out your options and explore different alternatives. Having seating assignments should not be as troublesome for you and your visitors. You don’t want them to scrutinize the seating plan as if they are looking through a list of those who passed the semester and those who didn’t. You want them to feel as if they are highly welcomed in the event.
Seating arrangement works well when you know that there is some personal issue with your guests. It’s also a solution to maximize the space knowing that there are limited seats expected. In lavish weddings where there are about 200 guests invited, the chances of disorder might be a little high. Of course, families and friends would prefer to seat close to each other which might end up battling for seats.
Guests ignoring the seating plan which you’ve put an effort in making is the last thing you want to happen. There are plenty of ways to catch the attention of your guests for them to follow their designated seats. Here are some of the creative suggestions for creating a seating pattern to your wedding.
Escort Cards
There are plenty of escort cards you can choose from such as Square Baroque Frame, Mini Photo Frames, Mini Mirror Frames, Pinwheel Poppy Escort Card, and Classic Round Place Card Holders.
Seating outlines that are encrypted in a vast sheets along with table numbers are the traditional way of informing the guests of their assigned seats. Guests are represented and distributed based on the designated seat on the graph. At the latter part of the occasion where everyone is slightly getting tipsy, seating plans don’t usually matter. Assigning a seating outline is a difficult task to undertake during normal and big wedding occasions. A great DIY way to make the cards more aesthetically pleasing is to use heart shaped sparklers attached to the note cards itself.
Escort cards is another quirky alternative to look forward to. However, it’s only highly applicable to medium-sized weddings where the expected guests are no more than 200 people. Escort cards might be a difficult task to accomplish since finding a huge table alone to accommodate 200 cards is already a challenge to begin with. Your visitors will have the same data as the usual seating diagrams but escort cards is more customized and one of a kind. There are plenty of styles, shapes, and size to choose from that will certainly make table signs outdated. Once the visitor steps in to the gathering hall, ideally, they will search for their name and compare it with the table number.
Present day Medley, Love Bird Damask, Fairytale Charm, and Tropical Bliss are some of the famous illustrations of escort cards you can get.
Inventive Alternatives
Go ahead and be creative with your seating plans by incorporating innovative escort cards such as Florid Paper Frames, Pinwheel Poppy Stationery, Mini Phantom Chairs, and Die Cut Clear Sticker. Make your wedding more personalized by setting up a table full of favors that your guests can take home as souvenirs. Replace your conventional escort cards by using versatile small containers or items with name and table numbers and you can line them up on the table. This will help you cut your costs since it’s an all in one table diagram and send off gift as well. Don’t forget to put a “Please take one or please help yourself” sign to help the guests in realizing the aim of your idea. Don’t forget to check out Luxurious Monogram Place Card, Simply Starfish Place Card, Shell Silver Place Card Holder, Ceramic Reusable Place Marker, and Die Cut Place Card Napkin Ring.
The moment your guests find out about their number, the next step is to help them discover which particular seat they have to take around the table. For lavish weddings, delegating a particular seating arrangement is very significant. The best way to do that is by utilizing spot cards. Spot cards are made from different materials, from paper, earthenware, to silver plated, which gives you various options when you have a particular wedding theme to accomplish. Don’t forget that spot cards can also be used as favors for your guests. When placing or setting up the cards you can place a sparkler bucket with wedding sparklers in them for each guest to pick up when seating.
Imaginative Alternatives
Seat cards doesn’t always need to be made from paper. Be more inventive by trying out different styles such as Smaller than expected Natural Bird Nest, Mini Vase and Place Card Holder, Foliage in Green Favor/Place Card, Mini Cowboy Hats, and Rose Die Cut Card. These items may seem unusual to see in weddings but you’ll certainly entertain your guests. Bloom vases and cattle rustler caps are unique method of persuading your guests to follow their assigned seats. By having the wedding sparklers on the table or by the seating chart, this allows for all the guests to easily obtain a wedding sparkler for the grand wedding exit.




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