(Closed) East Coast West Coast…AND… the seating chart

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: How should I deal with the seats?
    Assign tables to everyone, error on the higher end for unsure guests? : (7 votes)
    88 %
    Assign half the table, and leave x, y, z to everyone else and let them pick from those tables? : (1 votes)
    13 %
    Don't assign any tables? : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    337 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Exact numbers will help (when they can figure it out), but until then, figure what the most amount of people you can fit at your tables is (8, 10, 12, etc.) and make a very general rough seating plan that way.  Weddingwire has a really easy to use one where you can enter all of your potential guests and then play around with plopping them at different tables.

    If your tables seat 10, sit 6-8 at them and leave an opening for more potential family members at that table.  If you end up with tables that are a mix of say 6-10 people at each, it’ll look just fine.  And maybe plan on two extra tables, depending on what you think your potential max might be.  You’ll probably know within a few days of the wedding who’s definitely coming and then you can decide whether to have those extra tables set or not.

    Good luck!  Families are such a headache!

    Post # 4
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    566 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Stick to your plan of assigning tables but not seats (nice compromise), and keep hounding your parents for real numbers. I totally understand what you’re going through, although for us it’s not so much CA culture as it is the cultural idea that weddings are open celebrations and everyone you’ve ever known should be welcomed. Makes for headaches for sure.

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