(Closed) Pros and Cons of Seating Charts

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@Miss T-Rex:  We have assigned seating because we have 120 people coming and IMO it just makes things more organized.

I have been to two weddings without assigned seating and didn’t like it, whereas with assigned seating I’ve never had a problem with where or who I’ve been seated with.  I can tell that the bride put thought into placement of people.

I didn’t like the non-assigned seating weddings because it did seem unorganized in general and lots of tables were half filled instead of putting people together to fill tables and then clearing out would-be empty tables.

But, my venue keeps telling me: Only YOU know your guests, so do what YOU think is best!

Post # 4
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

The pros are that you can have an even distribution of friends and family where you want them, and you won’t have that awkward moment when the last couple walks in and sees the only seats left are at different tables – or as mentioned above, the only way to avoid that is having tons of extra seats and then your reception looks half full.

I don’t see any cons to having a seating chart. 

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