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#1 *Karla*

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    Posted 10 July 2009 - 03:01 PM

    I have been wondering about place cards...

    I see many of you ladies have created these (some very cute ones!) and I just wanted to know how you used these. Most pics I have seen show the place cards all together on some sort of table.
    Did you have assigned seating, and this is how the person knew their seat? Or, did the guests just pick them up on their way into the reception and put them at a seat of their choosing? Does it just make sure no one takes their seat?

    I thought they were really cute, but I just don't know how to use them.

    As always, thanks for any help you can give me!!!

    #2 sperger

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      Posted 10 July 2009 - 04:19 PM

      personally, I'm using place cards to assign them to tables - I'm on a shell theme (somewhat), so the tables will be names of shells (i.e. Joe Smith, Nautilus table, Mary Jones, Conch table, etc.). All of the cards will be places on one table that guests will see before they walk in, pick up the card, and this way there's no confusion as to who is going to sit where, etc. They pick their seat at the actual table. You can always just use numbers for the table (one did a photograph of the couple holding up a big sign with the number 1, a different photo with the number 2 for table 2, you get the picture)
      I've been to three weddings in the last three weeks (lucky us), and I've also seen a giant board that was framed, had every guest listed in alpha order, and their table number on that. no card at that wedding.
      Hope this helps!

      #3 kpuckrin

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        Posted 10 July 2009 - 04:53 PM

        I'm doing a cruise wedding with a relatively small number of guests (20 in total). For our dinner, we will be going to one of the private restaurants on the ship. Because I have no control over the number of tables we'll be assigned or their positioning, I'm going to arrive early and set the placecards myself where I want people to sit. This way, I don't have to worry about any family drama over who gets to sit where. :)

        #4 finleys7

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          Posted 10 July 2009 - 05:18 PM

          My invitations come with the place cards, but there are many DIY threads about it, just search the site.

          Good Luck!!!

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          #5 crazyldy

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            Posted 14 July 2009 - 08:23 PM

            I think they go on the tables. If they take them and put it on their own spot I don't think they will get used completely.

            #6 Jen_S

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              Posted 14 July 2009 - 08:39 PM

              We bought maracas when we got to mexico and brought our name cards with the guests name and table number we did assign tables, which I talked to our WC prior to going so we knew how many people per table and then we put all the maracas on one table with all the maracas.
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              #7 Jacilynda

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                Posted 14 July 2009 - 08:47 PM

                Place cards are used to guide guests to their seat, w/ their table # etc. If you aren't having assigned seating there isn't much of a need for them.

                We are only having 1 large u-shaped table and i'll have assigned seating, but the placecard will be on the table not having their own table. Also we made a small menu and each of our guests picked what soup/salad and entree they wanted so their selection is on the back of the card and the waiter will take it from them to bring them their meal.

                #8 *Karla*

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                  Posted 15 July 2009 - 05:31 PM

                  Originally Posted by Jacilynda
                  Place cards are used to guide guests to their seat, w/ their table # etc. If you aren't having assigned seating there isn't much of a need for them.
                  Thanks! This is what I was looking for...I guess I won't do them then, b/c I don't plan on assigning seats.

                  #9 purrfected

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                    Posted 15 July 2009 - 05:50 PM

                    I am going to have place cards so that my guests can put a name with a face. We have guests coming from as far away as Australia so we want everyone to feel comfortable. I have never met some of Fi's family members that are going to attend the wedding. It will make it a lot easier if there is a name in front of a strange face! We are going to assign tables but not seats. We are pointing our guests to a table but once they reach the tables they are on their own!

                    If all of my guests knew one another, I would not bother to have place cards...

                    #10 terri1225

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                      Posted 04 September 2009 - 02:12 AM

                      I love the place card idea.
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