(Closed) Anyone else dreading the seating chart?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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959 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m dreading about every aspect of my wedding expect for the seating chart. We are having one and we will have more than 20 guests. I guess I’m not fearing it because we have an equal amount of guests on my side and FI’s and they all get along fairly well. Thank God for that! πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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2616 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

nope. 220 guests… i have a mock up one with every guests highlighted. once u rsvp yes u get unhighlighted. if u are a no not coming u get deleted.. it was working out great when rsvps started coming in but so far we hit a brick wall… no wedding related mail for 2 weeks. πŸ™

Post # 5
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1158 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Not having one.we are only having 25 people.lol

Post # 7
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10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

In general, I think seating charts are an absolute must but not for an event of your size. For 20 people it seems kind of useless. Assuming they’re all close family and friends, I would imagine they can seat themselves appropriately. I’d just designate where you and your Fiance will sit and let everyone else fend for themselves. 

We had 75 guests and I would have NEVER gone without a seating chart. When you’re dealing with a medium to large sized wedding, it just spares a bunch of headaches the day of. In your case, I really think you’d be fine without it. 

Post # 8
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2281 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

There is irony in the fact that our cocktail-party wedding will have no formal seating arrangement, and yet the logic portion of the GRE (that had multiple questions requiring organization of seating arrangemetns) is the part that I completely rocked. Ah, well. I suppose I did need that talent for grad school, even if I won’t use it for this πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I was, so I started early. I made a hypothetical chart that made assumptions of who I thought would come, and have been tweaking it as the RSVPs come in.

Post # 10
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2657 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Oh my goodness. For a split second I was going to do a seating chart, but my wedding is so lowkey AND I dont think a lot of our family members have ever BEEN to a wedding where it was assigned seating. My stomach turned the split second that I thought about doing it. SO I decided not to.

For me it just seems so daunting. And with my luck, some people wont even follow the seating chart. SOme of them are those people that doesnt do what others are doing. sigh

Good luck. Many brides have done it so it is possible. πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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1844 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

  I am totally dreading this aspect of our wedding. It’s one that I want to start early, so I don’t stress out about it, but it’s hard without the actual guests. I could start with family, I guess. Ugh!

Post # 12
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2616 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@keepsmiling19:  why dont u do a mock make up with the guest list?? u are getting married this year right?

Post # 13
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1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My guy lives 1600 miles away, I’ve only met his mom, brother and best friend, I’m not so much worried about people being able to get along, I just want to mix up our families a bit so it doesn’t end up looking like one side of the room/tent against the other, but there are language issues. I’m not sure if his other relatives have trouble in english, I know his mom has a hard time, we got along ok with short sentences and google translate (I’m starting spanish classes this summer), and my family is finn/brit so it’s pretty much english, finnish (and french because we’re from Montreal) so…need people to mix but not sure who will be able talk to who…that’ll take some figuring out.

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