(Closed) Do I have to number my tables?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
46647 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you are not having assigned seating , there is no need to number the tables.


Post # 5
907 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I don’t think you need to, just make sure you have a few extra tables, since it’s likely not every table will fill to capacity. Go for it! I went to a wedding without numbered tables and they had, like 300 guests! It would be way easier with 75.

Post # 6
3254 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We are having around one hundred guests with no seating arrangement, so we aren’t doing numbered tables, either. I honestly think I would be kind of confused at a wedding with numbered tables if there was no seating chart… 🙂

Post # 7
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We aren’t numbering ours either, but our reception isn’t going to be very formal either.. I really just want everyone to be able to eat & then hang around & have fun, we are also getting married about 2 1/2 hours away too..

Post # 8
81 posts
Worker bee

just thought i’d mention that perhaps you should reserve a few family tables too. as a guest i would feel awkward if i ended up sitting next to the bride’s parents unless we were very close. plus, your parents and your FH’s parents may have some people they want to honor by asking them to sit at their table. 

Post # 9
37 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012


You don’t have to if you don’t want to.

We are doing a buffet, but we decided we would name tables after songs or artists/bands and have our fav song lyrics penned in calligraphy and put into picture frames. We’ve sent each other song lyrics every morning since our first date so that fits us pretty well. 

Post # 10
33 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

We are numbering tables BECAUSE I fear people will end up sitting with people they don’t know and couples will get split up… far easier on guests if they don’t have to play musical chairs to get the “best” spot :).

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