(Closed) Guest assuming +1. Seating Chart?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
46374 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Most couples have to phone or email those who didn’t RSVP as the caterers will need the numbers.

I would do assigned seating with a seating chart for those who RSVP’d or those you phoned to verify if they were coming or not. I would leave one table blank and those who show up anyhow or bring uninvited guests can sit there.

If they don’t see their name on the seating chart, I am sure they can figure out where the empty seats are located.

Post # 4
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Maybe you could call a few of the people that assumed +1 and explain they assumed incorectly?  Did they send in their RSVPs?

I didn’t do a seating chart, because I was loosing my mind over it.  Too much worrying about a few family drama’s that I didn’t want to have to deal with.  Darling Husband said they will be adults and let the chart go… no one sits where they are supposed to, and people pull up empty chairs to a table anyway.

He was right….. we had about 80 people, and by the end of the night my “side” had two huge tables and his had three (parents are divorced).   Maybe you should reconsider the chart at all.

Post # 5
1306 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Talk to these two offenders now. Find out if they are bringing guests, what the names are etc. Then, make your seating plan, make your escort cards. If uninvited guests/+1’s show up, they will not have a seat. They or the coattails they dragged in on, will have to ask an EMPLOYEE to have a place set for them. My organizer assured me that if someone extra came, they would accomodate them.

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