(Closed) Guest List / Seating Chart VENT

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 4
656 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I fretted and pulled my hair out over all of this. I spent about three weeks making our seating chart with cut out tables and postit notes, and printing out a large poster for our reception. And up to the day of the event, I was getting texts going “I’m not sure if my boyfriend can get off work but if he can he’ll be there!” BAH!

I say this with the utmost compassion:

In hindsight, it doesn’t matter. Some people that RSVPd no showed up, some people RSVPd yes and didn’t show up. It all balanced out. If someone didn’t have a place to sit, my coordinator at the reception site quietly found them a seat. Please know, you will be having too much fun to make sure Joe is sitting next to Sue instead of his friend Bob.

Post # 5
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

wouldn’t it be lovely to say ‘sit where you want people’ my best friend spent weeks planing her seating and because everyone sat with who they knew noone mingled with anyone who they didn’t know.

i’m mixing it up a bit, putting people with people they don’t know but if they sit in the wrong seat …. oh well their adults they’ll survive. 

the rsvp issue would drive me crakers though. i will make the +1 or no plus one very clear. to not confuse people. and i’m requesting a text or phone rsvp, so i can communicate with my guests more clearly. 


good luck and enjoy your day x 

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