Reserved seats sign wording?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I know this isn’t what you want to hear, but you really need more seating. Guests aren’t going to want to stand around at your reception in their nice clothes and heels.

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

StL.Ashley:   How long will your reception run?   I agree with cmbr:  – people will sit in chairs when they are tired of standing, or to visit with other people who are seated.   I would suggest you bring in enough chairs for everyone.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I don’t want to sound snarky but while it may not be the answer you wanted to hear, it is a pertinent one. Still, if your guests are as well-informed and excitedly prepared as you say then I’m sure you won’t need to provide reserved signs. Mainly because they’ll all be so happy to attend a wedding that has inadequate seating that they’ll surely not bag the seats that your less robust guests need. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

StL.Ashley: If your guests are excited to stand for X number of hours (or however long your reception is going to last) and know ahead of time that they will be expected to do so, you won’t need reserved signs because no one will want to sit down.

If you’re thinking no, they’ll want to sit down, I’m just not going to let them, you need more seating. Everyone who wants a seat (which is pretty much everyone) should have one.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

carolinabelle:  Agreed. Even when I’m up and socializing and dancing (and sh*tfaced) I like to sit for a while. Can you get some high tops or something? Or chairs without tables? People will honestly just leave once they get tired of standing. I’ve seen it happen.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

StL.Ashley:   In that case I would forget about the signs, you won’t need them at all.  

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

If your guests know, I don’t see the need for your signs.

 

I wouldn’t stay very long at a wedding or its reception if I was not able to sit. Heels aren’t comfortable shoes.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

People will be polite and let the elderly guest have the seats.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Don’t mistake people being too polite to say anything for them being okay with standing all night. Every butt needs a seat at your wedding.

If you don’t, no worries re: seating, I bet the room clears quickly.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

If you have to have the sign, just have it say, “RESERVED.” It doesn’t have to specifically say who it’s reserved for.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Everyone is super snarky tonight! OP you are fine, not everyone sits at the same time.

I think ‘Reserved’ or ‘Reserved for Family’ will work?

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