Post # 1
I am having about 80 people at my wedding, and we are not having dinner. We will be having champagne and toasts/speeches, and then early in the reception we will be having a buffet luncheon.
So I decided I wasnt going to have a seating plan….but now I am not so sure! I think ya everyone is an adult and should be able to sit where ever for a 1/2 hour. But then I really dont want everyone being uncomfortable and maybe a couple having to split up, or whatever…not to mention I can envision a mad dash to get seats together.
What do you all think? Should I have a seating plan?
Post # 3
@kjo: I think it’s a good idea to have assigned tables. I did it to avoid the whole “Oh, is someone sitting here?” and possibly having to split up couples.
Post # 4
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@Brideonabudgetlauren: +1, I’ve only been to one wedding without a seating plan and it was really awkward.
If you do it and put some thought into it, things will definitely turn out better. They’re not as much of a P in the A as people think, especially because you’re guest list is less than the average wedding.
Post # 5
@kjo: Do a seating plan… you don’t have to orchestrate who sits next to each other, but if you assign tables then it’ll make it much more easier.
Post # 6
As previous posters stated, you can have assigned tables and from there the guests can choose the particular seat they would like. I’ve been to weddings without assigned tables and I felt like it was free-for-all once the reception was open. I felt like I had to race everyone to the tables to make sure my FI and were together or if you got up people would play musical chairs lol
Post # 7
Thank you everyone! I was leaning towards assigned tables, but then wasnt sure because were not having dinner.
I will for sure do one now!
Post # 8
i really do think assigned tables would be so much easier for your guests.
it eliminates that whole feeling like you’re back in the high school cafeteria looking for a place to sit.
Post # 9
Since your not having dinner, I would avoid all the work it takes to put a seating chart together. GL