Happy April fools! I hope your week is going fantastically well and you don’t get joked on too much. It’s a fresh new month and I’m excited for an all new Wedding Wednesdays Q&A. Today we’re talking about seating cards for kids: When my fiancé and I were working on our guest list we struggled with the kid decision. But, after much debate, we ended up inviting kids since so many of our friends and family have them. We’re now at the point where we’ve gotten all of our RSVPs and finished our seating chart and I’m now working on our seating cards. Now that we have kids coming, I’m wondering do I need to create seating cards for the kids? What if they are just babies? I’m not really sure how to handle this and any help would be appreciated.
So, you have a few different options here for the seating cards for kids and the option that suits you best will just depend on how you are seating your guests and how you want to do your seating cards. Typically the way you want to think about it is that anyone who has their own seat should get their own card (child or adult), but how you go about it can differ.
Option #1 – Create cards for everyone (babies included). This is the most clear-cut way to handle it because literally everyone will have a card to indicate what table they are at.
Option #2 – Create family cards instead of individual cards. What this means is that you’ll put all the family’s names on one card, but keep in mind that this only works if you are putting the entire family on the same table. If you have couples, their names will go on the same card and individuals will have their own. This is a nice option if the seating works out because it makes it easy for you, you’ll have fewer cards to buy and create and it’s easier for the family because they only have to pick up one card.
Option #3 – Create cards for the kids with seats but put the babies names with the parent they will be sitting with. Everyone else would just have normal individual seating cards like in option one. This works particularly well if you are doing a kids table for the older kids, but having the younger toddlers and babies sit with their parents.
One last thing to note is if you are doing a plated meal where everyone chooses their entree, then you have to do individual cards for each person in order to properly indicate what everyone is having to the waitstaff.
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