Post # 17
The easiest way to start is classify all your guests like this:
Once everyone has been categorized then you can start placing them at tables! Take a look at this link, I found it on Pinterest: http://somethingturquoise.com/2011/09/02/diy-easy-seating-chart/
Post # 18
and THANK YOU EVERYONE!
i think at least a table plan is best. thank you for the input and advice. if you have any other suggestions to make this easier, more organized, please let me know!
Post # 19
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
Definitely assign a table. I have never, ever even heard of someone not assigning tables.
Post # 20
I’d definitely assign tables. Otherwise people will get split up, some tables will be empty and others will have double what they should, lol. I hate the Knot but they do have a program for designing a seating chart.
Oh and I wouldn’t split up friends/families…we had that at a wedding last summer and I thought it was kind of rude honestly. DH and I were together, but his sister was at another table with his Dad, and his mom was by herself with friends…
Post # 21
The easiest route is to assign tables. I’ve been to handful of weddings with no table assignments and it was stressful and awkward trying to figure out where to sit and where not to sit.
When I created my table assignments, I just opened up an excel spreadsheet and started putting peoples names to tables. That way, I could easily cut/paste and move them around… making sure I included everyone. You coulud also overseat tables that ‘make sense’ initially and then break them up that way. Also – I didn’t have the same number of people at each table… some had 7, others had 8, some had 9. I didn’t want my tables super cramped – so, even though they could fit 10, I tried to max it at 8.
ETA: I’d also group people who know each other together. Don’t make your wedding a time you’d like your friends to mingle. I went to a wedding where I thought I’d naturally sit with my close friends and the bride decided she wanted to break the group up so we could meet new people. Sure, we met new people, but were sad not to sit next to the people we were closest with.
Post # 22
@oracle: “Don’t make your wedding a time you’d like your friends to mingle. I went to a wedding where I thought I’d naturally sit with my close friends and the bride decided she wanted to break the group up so we could meet new people. Sure, we met new people, but were sad not to sit next to the people we were closest with.”
Good advice! sheesh! being a bride is A LOT OF FREAKING WORK! LOL