(Closed) Seating Chart: yes or no, easy or difficult?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It is not done yet but we will do one .. I don’t anticipate that it will be too tough since there aren’t any politics to deal with!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We haven’t finished our own, but from experience w/other weddings, I say you should def do it.  At the last wedding I was at (my FSIL actually) she didn’t do a seating chart and not only were there not enough chairs for everyone, but it ended up really awkward because she had two ‘reserved’ tables for the grooms family and the brides family…..except that the brides parents were divorced, so one set sat at one reserved table, and the other at the 2nd.  The grooms family had to split up w/nowhere to sit together since the brides parents had taken the two ‘good’ tables.  Then the family members in between were getting pulled in both directions…..sit with mom, sit with dad?  It would have been a lot better w/assigned seating.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

My hubby really wanted to do one, so we did.  It was a huge ol’ pain in the rear, but all worked out well!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’ve started playing around (we’re only doing assigned tables, not specific seats), and oh my it’s a task (my family seems to have excessive issues)… so much so that FI has half-jokingly offered to make me an excel program to rank potential issues and who can’t sit near who!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m tentatively planning on doing one.  Even though I anticipate that it will be a LOT of work, I think that it will be worth it to know that my brother’s drunken golf buddies won’t end up sitting with my FI’s uber-stuck up aunt… or worse:  our grandparents.  And that’s just one example.  There will be such a diverse group of people at our wedding that I think we’ll be doing our guests a favor by assigning them tables to sit at with people we think they’ll click with.

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