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#11 inanna

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    Posted 17 February 2010 - 12:37 PM

    We did not do place cards for our 36 person wedding. We had a welcome cocktail party on Thursday and the rehearsal dinner on Friday, which everyone was invited to. By the time the wedding day (Saturday) came around, everyone knew each other and got along wonderfully. I honestly think our group would've laughed and ignored the place cards if I had used them. People were moving around from table to table and socializing all night anyway.

    #12 Donie Jordan

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      Posted 17 February 2010 - 12:58 PM

      If you decide to do place cards I just saw the cutest ones on etsy the other day. They are little seahorses that sit on the edge of your guests' wineglasses. Adorable! I don't think they would work in a windy spot, but they are worth checking out. Just search seahorse place cards on etsy.com

      #13 steponmyknee

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        Posted 17 February 2010 - 01:01 PM

        We're not doing placecards. Our dinner is BBQ, and I really want people to mingle and just hang out during dinner. I imagine that some people will even take their dinner out on to the sand and eat by the water.

        #14 carolina24

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          Posted 17 February 2010 - 01:01 PM

          we're not doing place cards (40-50 ppl). we are going to reserve a bridal table, maybe. i just think its better if ppl sit where they want.

          and not doing menus either, although I saw a really cute idea on here about "first date (for apps) wedding (for main course) honeymoon (for dessert)"...can't remember who's it was, but it made me wish we werent doing a buffet!! maybe we can have menus for the welcome dinner (not buffet style)...would that be weird ladies??

          #15 mmshaughness

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            Posted 17 February 2010 - 01:28 PM

            My wedding is around 40 people and I will be doing place cards - we have a few friends that are vegtarians and the chef requested that we have a way of denoting who will be receiving these meals. I would say they are definitely not necessary for DWs tho - you know your friends and family the best, so I would decide based on what will make eveyone feel the most comfortable!

            #16 Donie Jordan

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              Posted 17 February 2010 - 01:51 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by mmshaughness
              My wedding is around 40 people and I will be doing place cards - we have a few friends that are vegtarians and the chef requested that we have a way of denoting who will be receiving these meals. I would say they are definitely not necessary for DWs tho - you know your friends and family the best, so I would decide based on what will make eveyone feel the most comfortable!
              We have the same issue with our guests having different meal choices. We didn't want to do place cards, so instead guests will pick up a card with their name and meal choice only when they walk into the reception. Then they can sit where ever they would like and the waiter will know their menu selection based on their card.

              #17 midnight24

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                Posted 21 February 2010 - 11:43 AM

                if you aren't having specific meals for each person, then you don't need to have placecards.

                it's nice sometimes to be able to sit with whoever you want, then when it is assigned seating.

                usually you seat people with family members, and i would personally choose to sit with my friends. more fun! haha

                #18 jk1101

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                  Posted 21 February 2010 - 12:20 PM

                  For my DW with 22 people we are not doing place cards - I'm having 1 large U shaped table with us in the middle.

                  For our AHR, which will be about 35-40 people, the caterer has suggested place cards so people will have a "home", rather than everyone wanting to sit at one table.

                  Depending on how expensive you want to go, you can make placecards out of the free business cards on VistaPrint, or have them custom made.

                  #19 purpleshells

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                    Posted 21 February 2010 - 02:04 PM

                    do ppl actually sit where there place card is?? i was thinking of doing some,but just got that thought/worry that the wont even pay attention to them...i was gnan do starfish attached to a nametag type thing..

                    #20 bearbunny

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                      Posted 27 February 2010 - 11:16 PM

                      we are having about 20+ people and doing place cards - mainly because we are going to have one long table rather then a few tables and our families do not know each other ..by Saturday i am sure they will but just in case I will put them at each place setting so I don't have to think about it. Either way is fine ...people will figure it out :)




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