Post # 1
We are having a not so traditional wedding reception following a private family-only ceremony. We are not doing traaditional reception things like bouquet/garter toss, cake cutting, first dance, etc. We will have a cocktail hour then a buffet dinner. We were thinking to not have a seating chart and guests can eat when they want and sit where they want.
We are expecting about 150 guests.
Is this going to be chaos? Any thoughts/ideas?
Post # 3
No, it won’t be chaos. My sister did that with a few less guests (125) but it worked fabulously. (:
Post # 4
I went to a wedding this past September that was about 150 and there were no seating charts, actually not even enough tables/chairs for everyone (there were a lot of tall cocktail tables) and it seemed to be fine!
Post # 5
I went to a wedding with a seating chart for about 120 guests and it was kind of boring because nobody mingled because their friends were at their table. This is something I am worried about for my own wedding. I want people to meet each other, so I am putting my maid of honor in charge of introducing people to each other. But, I am also thinking about having a loose seating chart just in case people don’t get to sit next to people because they got to a table too late.
Post # 6
Honestly, I have a really hard time staying at receptions where there aren’t at least table assignments. I feel really awkward trying to secure a table and just didn’t have a good time in general cause people only sit with people they know.