Do I need a Seating Chart/Table Numbers?

posted 1 year ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
2010 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

If you legit don’t care where people sit than no. But if you are going to reserve tables for your closer family etc. Then id just assign people to a table # and let them decide where to actually sit at that table. 

We have a reception venue and we are doing table assignments but not telling people where at the table to sit. Just giving people a table # and letting them decide who in that group to sit next to. But we also don’t have any drama. I imagine those who actually asign tables AND seats, are attempting to be very formal, or attempting to keep certain people separated because of drama. 

Post # 3
1839 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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mrsssb :  I really think its worth doing.  We didn’t have assigned seats at my rehearsal dinner for about 50 people, and we ended up having to move chairs around to squeeze people in, so they didn’t have to sit alone or with people who they weren’t close with, or so couples didn’t have to be split up.  If I was doing it again, I would assign seats.

Post # 4
13903 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

As a guest, I always prefer to have an assigned table so I know where to set up shop/leave my things. Is it absolutely necessary?  Nah.   But is it nice?  100%.

Post # 5
4476 posts
Honey bee


Post # 6
215 posts
Helper bee

Yes, I think you still should, especially if that is your setup and you only have 4 seats at each table. The more tables you have, the more chances for people to leave just 1 seat open at their table and then some family has to split up because they can’t find 3 or 4 together.

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