Post # 1
I am begining to lean towards rectangular tables for our wedding, but am not sure how to make sure guests sit comfortably.
I inititally fingured you would just assign people to a table and they can sit where they want, but what if people sit in an order that leaves the last to sit uncomfortable? Like one open chair at one end, and an open chair on the opposite end and the opposite side, KWIM?
Does anyone have any advice on pulling off a rectangular seating arangement?
Post # 3
I can honestly say I don’t understand your concern. It might just be the wording, but I’m confused.
Anyway, can you have placecards at each table setting? If there’s multiple tables, have the usual area listing who is at what table and then at each setting is a name. I have no idea if this solves your problem.
Post # 4
I see what you mean, but I don’t think it would be that different from a round table, where you could also have one chair open at one side and the other at the other…
I’m trying to decide with my rectangular tables whether to have two along each side and one at each end, or three along each side… or what…
Post # 5
@BetterSherm: It is so hard to explain through wording, so I’ll try again.
The table had 2 sides with chairs (side 1 and 2) If side 1 has an open seat on the north end, and side 2 end up with an open seat on the south end of the tablem a couple could be split. Or, what if people sit with a space in between? This is why Iwas leaning towards assigning specific seats for each person.
Also, with round tables, it is easier to just push over a seat or two to fit a couple in.
Post # 6
I think putting people on the ends of the table should be determined by how big the tables are and how much space you have between them
Post # 7
So you’re talking about 8-10-12 top rectangular tables, not banquet tables (which would be more like 20 people to a side or somethign), and you’re concerned as to who sits on the end?
I could imagine that it would be awkward to be the lone single gal sitting at the end if at a table with a bunch of couples, but you can solve that either by assigning seats (which is fine to do, by the way), or by taking care that you don’t put your lone singledoms with strangers or bunches of couples.
PS–you can also get rectangular tables large enough that you can fit two people on each end instead of just one.
Post # 8
We had rectangular tables of 8 and 10 – we assigned tables, but not specific seats. Couples/families could decide if they all wanted to sit on one side, or across from each other. It seemed to work out well! Good luck!