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Letting people know there is a seating chart

I am using TheKnot website, instead of mail cards, for my RSVP.  How do I let people know there will be assigned seating for the reception?

And where on my website do I put it?

Re: Letting people know there is a seating chart

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    I am using TheKnot website, instead of mail cards, for my RSVP.  How do I let people know there will be assigned seating for the reception?

    And where on my website do I put it?

    You don't need to let people know ahead of time.  You should have escort cards done, and when your guests arrive at the venue, they will pick up their escort card and know what table to go to.  Don't assign seats, just tables.

    On a related note, electronic RSVPs are known for getting less replies than the traditional RSVP.  In addition, TKs site is known for being a bit unreliable.  I highly suggest sticking with the traditional RSVP.
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    I'd also stick with traditional RSVPs as well.

    To answer your question -- you don't notify guests.  Why on Earth would you need to?  They'll know the seating situation when they get to the reception and either see seating cards/chart or not and then they'll select a seat on their own.

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    I am using TheKnot website, instead of mail cards, for my RSVP.  How do I let people know there will be assigned seating for the reception?

    And where on my website do I put it?

     Where I am from, it is standard practice that there is assigned seating at a wedding. Announcing it would be like saying "The bride will be wearing white". Even if it isn't standard practice where you are, by the fact that you have escort cards and a seating chart fairly clearly spells it out!
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    hyechica81hyechica81 member
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    edited September 2013
    usualy at weddings you have cards on a table they are folded in half or on a card holder it will say mr and mrs smith or mrs smith and guest table 5. thats the table they are at they choose the seats they want. 

    what if you had them at table 5 with 3 other couples one of them they havent seen in forever and wanted to catch up with each other. you have them sitting next other people. assigning a table is fine but picking out each seat for them thats a no no in my book i want my guests to see the table they are at and choose there own seat at that table. plus you will end up having people not like what seat they are at and will end up changing seats with someone else on the table 
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    You don't tell them ahead of time.  When they show up at the reception site there should be escort cards or something to tell them where to go.
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    This is something you don't do in invitations or on your website.

    Have escort cards and/or a map at the reception venue near the entrance to the room where the reception will be, and guests can check their seating assignments on their way into the room.
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