(Closed) And then there came the seating arrangments…

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: How would you seat them?
    Singles with their group of friends, even if their friends are ALL couples, or: : (22 votes)
    65 %
    Singles with singles : (0 votes)
    Families of 3 generations together, or: : (5 votes)
    15 %
    Each generation of families with comparable age groups : (7 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 3
    2622 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Keep friends together. Think about where you would rather sit. 

    Would you rather sit with people you know and enjoy 


    Would you rather sit at a random table with people you may or may not know.  

    I would avoid creating a misfit table. They never are fun to sit at.

    Post # 4
    2295 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I would WAY rather be with people I know, regardless of their status as a couple or not. I hate being seated with all people we don’t know (I know some social types may like it, it just makes me want to leave early).

    Families I am going to take on a case by case basis. For example, if my officiant brings her kids, I”ll probably put them with my aunt/uncle and their kids, because they are all around the same ages, instead of trying to seat my aunt & uncle with my family.

    My general rule is people should have at least 1 other person they know (if they know people at the wedding) at their table and they should be grouped in a way that I think they’ll get along.

    Post # 5
    846 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    i’m posting on here so i can see the poll results! who knew seating charts were so stressful!?

    Post # 6
    7739 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Basic rule: we put people with people they knew best, i.e.

    – We sat friends with friends they knew, regardless of marital status

    – relatives with relatives they knew. In some cases we split adult children from their parents though. e.g. All DH’s paternal aunts and uncles were at their own table, and all their adult children (who were cousins of each other) were at another table. But my family was smaller so my grandparents, parents and brother were all at the one table.

    – (Because we weren’t seating the bridal party with their partners), we sat partners of the bridal party with whoever they knew the best e.g. we sat my sister’s bf with our family, my bff’s husband with other church friends he knew, husband’s best friend’s wife with husband’s family. etc.

    Post # 7
    433 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012


    Ugh, the seating chart was the bane of my existence….

    We are seating singles with their group of friends, I would suggest this because how awkward is it to come to a wedding alone, and then on top of that, you don’t know anyone at your table?

    We are also seating families together. His family is at one table, mine is at another. We want everyone at each table to know people and feel comfortable so that’s what we did.


    Post # 8
    663 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2017 - Vegas Wedings

    Have you thought of not doing seating arrangements and allowing people to seat themselves?

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