Post # 1
Sorry for the post overload tonight, but I’m finding all sorts of things I don’t know! We’re having a light appetizer buffet (think: mini sliders, kabobs, hummus/dips, swedish meatballs, etc)…do I need to have a seating chart or does everyone kind of do their own thing since it’s not a complete sit down dinner? Will people even sit at tables with strangers or should I do a chart?
Post # 3
I decided to do a seating chart….we have aprox 120 guests. I just figured that it would be easier for our guests to know what table to sit at. I know that I always prefer to see a seating chart at weddings I attend..especially what it is not for a family member.
Post # 4
We’re doing a seated dinner for 50 people. I opted not to do a seating chart because it’s just more stress for me and with such a small wedding if Aunt Ida can’t stand Cousin Andy, there is plenty of room to sit somewhere else. For you not doing a heavy meal, I wouldn’t do a seating chart.
Post # 5
Thanks for the input! To clear it up a little more, we’re only having 70 guests, and everyone’s told me it would be weird to have a seating chart for an informal event, I’m just not sure.
Post # 6
I would like some more input on this, still weighing the pros & cons. I ordered 76 chairs, and it looks like we will have 72-74 guests if no one backs out last minute, so that’s in the pro column…in the con column is the fact its an appetizer buffet, very informal & I’m afraid people might find it weird…
Post # 7
@laurn88: I think with 70 people they could sit with people they know without a chart.
Post # 8
I wouldn’t use a chart for 70 people and with a light buffet. I really don’t think it’s worth the hassle.
Post # 9
I would hate to have people wondering around looking for a seat with a plate full of food. If you have 76 seats and 72 guests, suppose there is just one empty seat at each table and then a couple or family can’t find room to sit together?
I guess personally I love seaing charts even for small events (unless there are lots of extra seats) as I hate that feelng of womdering about looking for space.