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Bianca
Master August 2019 Ontario

Childrens Names on Seating Chart

Bianca, on May 27, 2019 at 23:42 Posted in Wedding reception 0 16
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We recently started getting back our RSVP's for the wedding (all "yes's" so far!) and a few of our guests have indicated that they will be bringing their small children (under 3 years of age).

For our seating chart I'm planning on listing our each guest name alphabetically with their corresponding table number. Should I list each child separately or don't bother? Of course these kids will be sitting with their parents, but I love the sleek look off having everyone's name up and organized.

What is everyone else doing? Is anyone else in this same situation?

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Latest activity by Bianca, on June 3, 2019 at 22:56
  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    That's exactly what I was leaning towards, but just needed to know it didn't sound weird lol. Thanks for taking the time to reply Sarah!

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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
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    Definitely a good suggestion Vinod! I'm a firm believer in the "everyone needs a seat". I couldn't imagine expecting a parent to hold onto their child the entire dinner lol.

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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
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    Definitely going to be listing everyone! If they are big enough for a seat (not an infant), then their name goes on the seating chart Smiley smile Thanks for your input Casey!

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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
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    Right?! That's exactly why I've decided to go with alphabetical for the seating chart Smiley smile Thanks for the input Allison!

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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
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    That's a problem I'm going to encounter! My one cousin (not married to her BF) has 2 children with him (his last name), and I'm not sure if she's bringing said BF (but I know she's bringing the children). So my seating chart is going to be a little tricky for her I'm sure lol. I'm still going to just do it in alphabetical order and hope for the best. Thanks for the input Tori!

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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
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    I didn't even consider that part! The last name part is so stressful for me since there's no full unit family who all share the same last name, so here's hoping that the parents have the good sense to look by the last name for their children! Thanks for the input Amanda!

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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
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    I'm definitely going to list the kids names separately. I just wasn't sure if that was going to be weird (but having the kids names in brackets after the moms name sounds even weirder). Thanks for input Stephanie!

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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
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    This is what I was leaning towards for sure. Thanks for your input Kim Smiley smile

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  • Sarah
    Expert July 2021 Ontario
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    I would for sure list the kids with their table numbers in the same way I did for adults. Keeps everything organized and proper
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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
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    The names should be added so they know there is a seat available for them. Another thing that can be considerable knowing they are just 3 and younger, have high chairs placed so they have something easier than to hold them in their laps.

    This idea I took upon myself to arrange for a few kids attending our wedding to be easier and convenient for the parents to be comfortable and the kids could beside or between them.

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  • Casey
    Master October 2019 Ontario
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    I would list them for sure. The older ones will have their own seat so you want to count them in the list.


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  • Allison
    Master October 2019 Ontario
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    I would list the children's names with everyone else. I think it makes things look very sleek!

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  • Tori
    Top October 2019 Manitoba
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    I say that as long as they share a name with at least one of the parents then it would be fine to put them under that letter. If they had their bio dad's last name and the people were remarried is when it gets tricky as they don't have the same name.

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  • Amanda
    Super June 2019 Ontario
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    I would list the kid's name as well.. If I were there with my kid and saw my name listed at a table I'm not sure I would assume my kid was sitting with me as well; yes I realize we are talking about toddlers but it is still space. I would probably panic when I didn't see their name anywhere and think that maybe you didn't know they were coming, I would have to ask someone.. I would avoid this completely and just list them as I would any other guest with the table number. Assuming they have the same last name, if you're doing it in alphabetical order they will fall under their parents (or a parent) name anyways.

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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
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    I listed the kids separately. My friend put the child’s name in brackets after the moms name. I would suggest trying different ways to see what you think looks best. I didn’t like the name in brackets because it made some of the tables too long for the space I wanted.
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  • K
    Expert September 2018 British Columbia
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    I'd list the kids' names and table numbers as they're still guests with assigned seating.

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