Post # 1
I have heard and experienced (vicariously through helping my bff with her wedding) that seating charts can be an absolute nightmare.
I have no reason to believe that mine won’t be either. My parents are divorced, my fiance and I have members of both our families that shouldn’t be put near each other; etc etc. We also have 286 people on our guest list.
Call me crazy, but I would rather avoid the last minute arranging of the tables and who sits where.
My wedding is 7/7/12 and invites won’t even go out for a few more months. And, I know that people will RSVP no and that I’ll have a smaller number of people to arrange.
But…my gut feeling is to try to start my seating chart now. People keep telling me it is WAY too early… but I would rather have a baseline of where people go, then remove them/rearrange them than wait until the last few weeks before the wedding.
Thoughts on this? Has anyone else started their seating charts “too early” ? Any ideas on how to conquer this task?
Post # 3
If you’re keen, I’d say go for it! You don’t have to figure it all out now, and even if you start really rough, I bet you’ll feel happier that you’ve started. Then you can put it aside until you’re ready to come back to it.
Post # 4
Can’t hurt to get a rough idea done then “finalize” it when you get all your RSVPs back.
Post # 5
I already started mine, and I’m still 4 1/2 months away! It just made me feel better, knowing that I had an idea of who would be where, and I used post-its so I could un-stick and re-stick easily, once my RSVP’s start coming back! If you want to do it, I say go for it
Post # 6
I think it is a great idea to start now! You can never be more organised ;P………………………… We don’t get married until lateq 2014 and I have already done mine.. We have about 250 on our list and I didn’t find it too difficult. However, considering you may have issues with some guests I think it would be easier to make a rough copy seating plan now. You can also shuffle people around once you get your RSVPs back. At least you will have a base to work on and not have to start from scratch! As the wedding gets closer it may be more stressful so getting tricky jobs like this out the way early is a great idea.
Good luck xx