Post # 1
We are doing a buffet meal, so we don’t need assigned seats for the meal service, but I like the idea of having name cards.
Would you do a seating chart? or just leave name cards for everyone to take with them to their seat? will anyone even care if they have a name card or not? be honest…
Post # 3
- Wedding: December 2014 - Brigalia's
I don’t think people will care if they have a name card or not… but it may be nice to have something to put at their seat so people know that seat is already taken…? I think it’s nice for people to sit where they want and not be forced to converse with people they may not want to talk to.
Post # 4
I tend to feel strongly pro-seating chart. The last 4 weddings I went to didn’t have seating charts and when everyone went into the reception hall it was a complete cluster****. In one case, I was a bridesmaid and all of the bride’s extended family sat at the Reserved tables intended for the bridal party while we were taking pictures, so we all just sat with random strangers wherever we could find a space. At another wedding, my FI and I literally walked from table to table and were turned away by people who were trying to reserve all 10 seats for their friends/family. It became embarassing and stressful to find a seat.
I think it’s great to plan out the tables so people are guaranteed to sit with someone they know or someone who they might get along with if they don’t know anyone at the wedding.
Post # 5
I am having a buffet and I am not going to have assigned seats, but I will be assigning tables.. I think its better that way, less chaotic for people to find a seat, and its more organized. I saw on one of those wedding shows where there wasnt any assigned tables and no one knew where they should sit and it was pretty chaotic.
Post # 6
FI’s brother got married in Nov, they did some assisnged some not (don’t ask me) and that was even worse, because I didn’t even have a name card, and FFIL was pissed about that. it was a pure gaggle, which is part of what has me leaning towards name cards and assigned tables at the least.
Post # 7
I like seating charts to begin with, but even though it’s a buffet, it is a wedding and so I say yes.
Post # 8
@W292737: Yeah that would be a nightmare! lol Definitely have assigned tables!! lol
Post # 9
I myself am also having a buffet, and was originally very ANTI seating plan – but, after a lot of thought about logistics, I decided to have one. BUT, I’m just doing a seating chart board with the list of peoples names under their assigned table number, putting the table number on the tables, and that’s it. they can pick their own damn seat at the table. Then we will call up table numbers at random for the buffet!