(Closed) Assigned seating?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Next to each other is what I’ve always thought and am doing at my wedding 🙂

Edit: Forgot to mention we are having rectangular tables as well!

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Next to each other.  I rarely sit across from DH at rectangular tables, usually it’s just the two of us at a small table.  It’s so much easier to steal food off his plate when I’m next ot him.   Question though, I have heard of assigned tables, but not assigned seating at weddings.  Don’t people just sit whereever they like at their assigned table? 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Next to each other for sure! 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Personally I would say seat couples next to each other. Depending on how big your tables are, it will be much easier for couples to talk and hear each other sitting next to each other instead of shouting across the table.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Also, in case you don’t have a tool you are using… I’m a huge fan of AllSeated (https://www.web.allseated.com). You can lay out the tables and chairs in the right size room/tent, and then arrange your guests. Bonus: You can see the room in 3D – my favorite part 🙂 Only downfall is that it is in Flash so not good for iPads/iPhones.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Are you having 8 per table – 4 on each side? If so, then beside each other. If you have 6 per table, 3 on each side, then across.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

hmmm… at family events we usually end up next to each other (this is deemed polite as your talking to other family, guests, couples) however if we ever go out together we sit opposit each other so we can talk

on a round table its obviosly next to each other but at an rectangular table it depend how close we are to the other guests, I would MUCH rather talk face to face with my fiance than a random person ive never met from the brides work etc… because then I either have to have awkward small talk with a stange or twist to talk to fiance but if I was sat across from MY friends or family it would be fine

so I think it should be mixed and matched based on the couples and groups themselves

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

next to each other. Honestly, just assign tables and let people pick next to whom they want to sit

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

I find conversation at parties where couples are seated across from one another, or not near one another at all, to be much more engaging and inclusive of *everyone* (all the most successful hosts I know seat this way at their parties), but at a wedding I would probably just sit couples next to one another.  

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2017

I’m doing the assigned seating as well for dinner. We are having long rectangle chairs like the great hall in Harry Potter. It’s going to be around 45-55 per table so I am assigning seats and sitting couples next to each other. Rather than across from each other. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

Make it easier on yourself and just assign tables, not seats.

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