Post # 1
I have a guest list of 50-60 people. I am not sure if i should so do a seating chart.. To be honest I am going nuts over the idea. Who to sit with who etc. I dont want to sit people with people they may not want to… maybe since it’s so small i can get away with not doing it? What do you ladies think?
Post # 3
I think you can get away with it. We will have about 100 people and aren’t doing one mainly because we have about 3 groups of people who don’t get along so it’s just too much to properly seperate them. They need to be adults!!
Post # 4
I would say that as long as you reserve seating for immediate family…the rest of the guests can figure it out.
Post # 5
My coordinator at the venue said that people want to have direction and a place to go. They don’t want to have to “fight” for a seat. She also said not having a seating chart means that people sometimes move place settings around to suit where they want to sit.
I say do one, but don’t assign seats just assign tables.
Post # 6
We had a similarly-sized wedding without a seating chart. We just reserved a couple tables for immediate family members, and everyone else got to choose where they wanted to sit. My only suggestion is to have an extra table or an extra seat at each table over what you’ll actually need. That way, people won’t have to fight for a seat or split up from their date/family in order to find seats together.
Post # 7
I think it’s important to have a seating chart, even with your guest list size. You don’t want people wondering where they want to sit and making a big ordeal out of it. I think they need some type of idea of where to go.
Post # 8
I prefer having an assigned table when I go as a guest. We’ll be doing so as well.
Post # 9
I think you should have a seating chart, too, unless your reception is super casual / informal.
Post # 10
I’ve only been to one wedding where there was no seating chart/table assignments and it was kind of a disaster. People were literally running for seats so they could sit with the people they wanted and avoid other people and it was kind of awkward.
Post # 11
I like seating charts for the same reasons everyone mentioned above. I get nervous when we have to set out and find our own table, especially when we don’t know anyone else.
Post # 12
Thanks so much bees! Seating chart it is. It will be hard but i want everyone to be comfortable!!