Taking the Table Assignment to the Next Level

It all starts with the Guestbook presentation. Fun and frisky or formally formatted, send your guests on their way (to their seats, that is!) with table assignment cards that create excitement and offer a hint of the festivities to come.

Who can resist this sweet invitation to be seated? Image provided by Hulse PhotographyWho can resist this sweet invitation to be seated? Image provided by Hulse Photography

 

Incorporate The Theme

Invite your friends and family to embrace their inner child with oversized, carnival-colored swirls of lollipop. Make sure the pops are large enough to share, as one card is traditionally used for each couple. Planting the beribboned suckers in a freshly natural lawn of wheatgrass is an exuberant touch –perfect for a frolicsome milieu. This sugar rush of a display will surely bring a grin to faces as they search for their names!

The favor for a winery wedding. Image provided by A Good Affair, Wedding and Event ProductionThe favor for a winery wedding. Image provided by A Good Affair, Wedding and Event Production

 

Detail Makes The Difference

Diminutive bottles of sophisticated Bordeaux or tasteful Chablis are sure to impress at an adults only soiree.  Create a display (and a mood!) with wooden wine crates and poufs of excelsior.  Place the table assignment card presentation near the entrance or in the center of your venue to allow guests to approach from all sides.  The last thing you want to worry about is cleaning up broken wine bottles, after all!

Add a whimsical touch with a nest full of birds. Image provided by Organic ElementsHighlight an outdoor setting with some feathered friends punched from cardstock and artfully arranged in moss lined nests.  Mount the nests on natural wooden pedestals to make names easier to find. Finish by tucking in some random branches and strategically placed rose blooms.  Make it easy for your guests to find their rightful place in your scheme of things by arranging the seating cards in alphabetical order by last names.

Whether you call them escort cards, seating cards or table-assignment cards, these powerful pieces of paper will steer your well-wishers to their home base. All that’s left is to settle in and let the festivities begin!

 

Images are courtesy of these fine companies:
Hulse Photography | A Good Affair Wedding and Event Production | Organic Elements | French Buckets FloristChristopher Todd Studios | Baker Party Rentals | Renae’s Bouquet | Everafter Events | Colette’s Catering and Events | D Park PhotographyTic Tock Couture Floral Creations | Orange Turtle Photography | Boyd Harris Photography

Gallery

Old keys with vintage luggage tags add nostalgia. Image provided by Christopher Todd StudiosOld keys with vintage luggage tags add nostalgia.
Image provided by Christopher Todd Studios

 

Netted starfish set the tone for a beach event. Image provided by French Buckets FloristNetted starfish set the tone for a beach event.
Image provided by French Buckets Florist

 

Charming miniature topiaries displayed on a vintage shelf unit are perfect for a garden event. Image provided by Tic Tock Couture FloristCharming miniature topiaries displayed on a vintage shelf unit are perfect for a garden event.
Image provided by Tic Tock Couture Florist

 

Send guest to their seats with a long lasting memento of the day.<br /> Image provided by Organic Elements<br />Photography by Orange Turtle PhotographySend guest to their seats with a long lasting memento of the day.
Image provided by Organic Elements. Photography by Orange Turtle Photography

 

Old wooden crates make a rustic display for table assignment cards. Image provided by Renae's BouquetOld wooden crates make a rustic display for table assignment cards.
Image provided by Renae’s Bouquet

 

Use sand dollars as a creative way to direct guests to the right table for a beach themed party. Image provided by Baker Party RentalsUse sand dollars as a creative way to direct guests to the right table for a beach themed party.
Image provided by Baker Party Rentals

 

A framed seating list is decorated with an elegant floral swag. Image provided by D Park PhotographyA framed seating list is decorated with an elegant floral swag.
Image provided by D Park Photography

 

Seating cards are strung decoratively along a fence. Image provided by Colette's Catering Photography by Acres of HopeSeating cards are strung decoratively along a fence.
Image provided by Colette’s Catering
Photography by Acres of Hope.

 

Strings of bright hearts add festive color while informing guest of where to find their seats. Image provided by Organic Elements Strings of bright hearts add festive color while informing guest of where to find their seats.
Image provided by Organic Elements

 

Bottles of olive oil make a bright display and fun take home gift, while directing guests to their seats.<br /> Image provided by Everafter Event Design<br />Photography by Boyd Harris PhotographyBottles of olive oil make a bright display and fun take home gift, while directing guests to their seats.
Image provided by Everafter Event Design.
Photography by Boyd Harris Photography

 

Make certain each guest receives a thank you gift by attaching their table assignment to it. Image provided by Hulse PhotographyMake certain each guest receives a thank you gift by attaching their table assignment to it.
Image provided by Hulse Photography.