1) I don't want to do assign seating down to the exact seat. I was going for not even assigning tables...but I'm rethinking that. Have you had a bad experience with either no assigned seating or just assigned tables?
2) My mom is pretty set on thinking we need a large sign on the place card/escort (I know there is a difference but I always get them confused) table so that guests know what the color coding means for the entree selections (which the staff will use to serve). I think that would look tacky. (She says it is so people can switch cards if they want something different.) Have you ever seen this sign? I haven't, most of the time I don't remember what I ordered in the first place...
Any advice with seating and color coding, etc. would be appreciated! (also recommendations for paper or ordering place cards)