Filigree table number cards



Filigree table number cards

Filigree table number cards. Round, white cards with grey filigree background and table numbers 1-40 printed on both sides in black ink. Stand sold separately. 4 1/2″ in diameter.  Table number  cards help you organize your tables by your guests.

Do I really need assigned seating?

Shouldn’t guests choose where to sit? After all we are all adults! In fact a YouGov survey conducted in February 2006 shows that 84% of wedding guests prefer assigned seating.

preferred being assigned to a specific seat


preferred being assigned to a table (can choose any seat)


free for all – no seats or tables assigned


Does not apply, do not/ would not attend a wedding reception


The results were particularly clear for guests aged over 50, only 8% of whom preferred unassigned seating.

Unassigned seating sounds great in theory and it is certainly one less job for the organizer. Unfortunately it rarely works out so well in practice.

  • There may be a rush for the ‘good’ seats.
  • It will take a lot longer to get guests seated. They may still be milling about while the food is being served.
  • Your beautiful decor will be spoilt by people leaving their coats on chairs to reserve them.
  • The last few guests end up walking around looking for seats, a bit like the unpopular kid at school lunch.
  • Couples can get split up. It is not unknown for guests to end up eating outside the venue because they couldn’t get a seat together at the same table.
  • Elderly relatives may end up seated where they can’t hear or see anything.
  • If people turn up uninvited (common in some cultures) they may take seats intended for your invited guests.

It can be a pretty miserable experience for guests:

“I hate going to a wedding where you have to find a table where all your friends and you can sit… or god forbid you are the people who know the couple but no one else… that is so horrible… even if you are assigned a table you still have to find a place to sit at it… yuck. That is just my opinion… can you tell I have been in this spot a time or two. I have a lot of friends that I have known since I was in grade school, but we went to different schools always, and never had the same group of friends… at their weddings there I was all alone, and no assigned seats, you feel like you are standing there and everyone is staring at you as you try to find what looks like a table of amiable people, and you end up sitting at the table with great aunt lucy because that is all that is left, and she tells you crazy stories that you never wanted to know… yikes… assigned seating is totally the way to go! Just from experience.”


Filigree table number cards

Filigree table number cards