what a freaking great idea for seating cards. sorted by last name. and...i wouldn't dare print on the cards. i'd just write write write. and write.
by the way, the wedding i went to last weekend didn't have place cards. for a sit-down dinner. it's not that the bride and groom didn't have a wedding planner who was supposed to set up the cards before the guests entered the reception after cocktail hour. it's because the groom's uncle thought it'd be too hectic and difficult to arrange the cards in order. so he refused to let the helpless wedding planner do it. and the bride and groom weren't around to protest. yikes. needless to say, it was chaotic. almost as bad as britfed's chaotic. first thing bf whispers to me after we wrestled down a table for our group of friends: "...i don't care how much it costs. i definitely want a wedding planner who will get it done..."
fine by me! heh...