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One big table for reception dinner.......assigned seating????

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#1 Amiep603

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    Posted 20 October 2010 - 10:36 AM

    We are having about 20 guests so we are having one long table for the reception dinner, is it ok if i put name tags on the table so people sit where I want them to? or it that tacky?? I just want spacific people closest to me........what do you think

    #2 kriztie707

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      Posted 20 October 2010 - 10:43 AM

      i was thinking of doing the same thing. i'd love to hear peoples thoughts on this.

      #3 L&J

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        Posted 20 October 2010 - 01:20 PM

        I just posted about this on the AHR board. We had 28 people at a long table and I did not assign seats.  It was working out okay until my dad decided he wanted his friends to sit next to him and the way other people already sat didn't leave room for one couple.  I needed to ask everyone on one side of the table to move down.  In the end, it wasn't a big deal and no one really minded moving but I probably would have assigned seats if I had to do it again to avoid any issues.  

        Tensing Pen, Negril Jamaica, November 13th, 2010

        #4 lisa203

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          Posted 20 October 2010 - 01:31 PM

          I'm having two long king tables and will probably assign seats. To avoid people walking around the table looking for their names I was thinking of still doing escort cards and assigning each seat a number.  Still just a thought at this point but I think this way will keep things smooth.

          #5 Ms.H

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            Posted 20 October 2010 - 06:09 PM

            I think its probably best to assign seating...then noone is going to argue over where they are sitting because they will know that is where you want them to sit! I think it just leaves one less thing for you to deal with at the last minute!

            #6 Amiep603

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              Posted 20 October 2010 - 06:19 PM

              YEA thanks ladies! I was leaning tword assigned seats :) now I just have to deside on putting their names at their seats or numbering the seats and doing escort cards.....maybe number them in spanish??

              #7 L&J

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                Posted 21 October 2010 - 07:02 AM

                Numbering them in Spanish is a great idea! 

                Tensing Pen, Negril Jamaica, November 13th, 2010

                #8 autjo

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                  Posted 21 October 2010 - 07:29 AM

                  I def agree about assigned seats... people have a tendency to sit one chair apart if they don't know the person and you end up with single chairs (like what happened to L&J). It's not a big deal to ask them to move, but just avoid the situation to make it easy on you :) And making the seat numbers in Spanish would be so cute!


                  I just worked on a wedding similar in size and set up to yours and the bride used signature drinks with personalized umbrellas as escort cards. She had an entry table with the drinks all arranged and then each umbrella had the guest name and seat number. Then she tied a coordinating wine glass tag with each seat number on the glasses at each seat. Hopefully she will send me some pics that I can share.

                  #9 CamLovesJA

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                    Posted 22 October 2010 - 12:41 AM

                    I was going to have everyone just sit where they wanted, but reading this i think it is far better assigning seats. I don't want the confusion and awkwardness. Plus I get to have who I want nearest to me 


                    Should there then be a seating plan? I'm having 35 guests, it may be a bit of a mess if everyone is walking around looking for their name too? 


                    Thanks girls 

                    #10 Amiep603

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                      Posted 22 October 2010 - 09:28 AM

                      yea iv decided to have a small table at the entrence with escort cards so they just have to find their number

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