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Escort Card Question

ok, i tried finding the answer on theknot site but couldn't really find it...Are place cards/escort cards really necessary for a wedding with a small guest list?? Ours is now down to 36 adults (that includes the 2 of us!) and 7 kids (three are under the age of three)We are sitting here trying to attempt a seating chart for our reception and keep running into roadblocks! (as in "oh auntie so and so will for sure wanna sit by so and so..." )Is it even worth it with such a small guest list? Opinions?

Re: Escort Card Question

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    edited December 2011
    I still think you should because people tend to get confused and flustered figuring out where to sit. Then it could be weird if you have some tables which are totally full and then another table which only has like 2 or 3 people. That's just my opinion. I haven't even attempted the table seating yet and I'm not looking forward to it!
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    AngelshannAngelshann member
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    edited December 2011
    That is so funny Hannah... I was trying to find the answer to the same question today. From what I read place cards go on the table at the place setting where that guest will sit. Where escort cards direct the guest to which table he or she is to sit. I am just making a seating chart and assigning my guests to certain tables...from there my guests can select which seat they want to sit at the table.
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    inamrainamra member
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    edited December 2011
    We also had 35 guests at our wedding and I just made a seating chart placed at the front table so people just know which table they're at and then they can choose their seats from there. It worked out really smoothly at our wedding and we didn't have any issues with it since there were only 4 tables.
    Sept 2008 Wedding | May 2010 & Mar 2012 Babies
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    diorgrl8diorgrl8 member
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    edited December 2011
    inamara-what did you use as a seating chart? shannon- what are you using? i've seen people use chalk board, but i dunno if i wanna buy one just for that
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    ETweetETweet member
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    edited December 2011
    We are expecting aroudn 30-35 people and I don't think we'll be using escort cards. Plus between FI and I, we have many divorcees so I think I would rather have them pick and choose who they are sitting my rather than us. I personally hate going to a wedding and not being able to choose who I get to sit by.
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    edited December 2011
    I think you definitely still should do a plan, otherwise even with that small number it becomes awkward, especially if you have kids that need to sit with parents.I didn't do escort cards or a seating chart.  I stuck the place cards to the table and people just had to go to find their seat.
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    maui2011maui2011 member
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    edited December 2011
    We'll have a small guest list as well.  I plan to use an escort tree which will state our guests names and assigned tables.  This way they can decide where they would like to sit at the tables.  I plan to use table numbers that have the various islands near Maui including Maui,  the towns of Maui, or the Hawaiin Islands depending on how many tables we have. J. :-)
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    edited December 2011
    I think it's optional. Normally, I love having assigned seating at a wedding, because there's nothing worse than scrambling for a seat. But, I think with a wedding of your size it shouldn't be as much of an issue. I say it's up to you. 
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    inamrainamra member
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    edited December 2011
    diorgrl - i just made mine on "paper". it was actually these little cards I already had at home. I tied them together at the middle and almost made like a "flower" shaped thing with it, each one representing a table with the table letter (we used letters instead of numbers) on the middle of each one. And then I put them in the same configuration that the tables were in in real life. So our front table kinda looked like this:[img]http://community.theknot.com/cs/ks/photos/inamra/images/24335992/original.aspx[/img]It's not much but it was easy, cheap, and people had no problems finding their tables and getting seated.
    Sept 2008 Wedding | May 2010 & Mar 2012 Babies
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    edited December 2011
    I've got 35 - 40 coming and I plan on doing place cards.  My family and friends have never met FI's family and friends and we want to make sure everyone has a chance to get to know each other and sit with someone that we feel they would really enjoy getting to know better.  We may be wrong but that's what we're doing lol.
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