(Closed) Is a seating chart necessary for 60 people?

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 17
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yep I too didnt want one until our venue told us..no seating chart means we need 2 extra tables…centerpieces etc..bc people wont spit up and youll have couples having to sit separate etc if it just doesnt happen to work out..

Sorry..im at a loss too..haha never thought about..seems like a necessary pain in the….:) i dont know where to start..lol

Post # 18
5982 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

we had 60 people and had a seating chart. I think its important. they suck though LOL

Post # 19
5891 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I hate weddings without some sort of seating chart. Just assign tables and create one chart that people can check by the door. Or print out people’s names on to escort cards (pretty cheap online), then print out table numbers on to card stock. Cut out or buy a cheap punch in a nice shape. A couple days before the wedding, just tape or glue the numbers onto the escort card.

Post # 20
61 posts
Worker bee

yup, i would, its a nightmare to do but it’s always good do, and our venue requires it. 

Post # 21
2389 posts
Buzzing bee

I think it helps, I don’t think it’s necessary.

Post # 22
572 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We are having about 50 people and no seating chart for us. We are, however, having 2 or 3 reserved tables (closest to the head table) for our parents and siblings.  All of our friends are really just soo cool and so fun that we arent worried that anyone will get a bad seat or sit next to someone that they really wouldnt want to talk to.  Just one last detail I am glad to not have to bother with. I think its weird forcing people to sit in a certain place, with certain people. But at the same time I can see the reason behind it for very large weddings.

Post # 23
1202 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We’ll have 100-120 people and I”m not doing it. Nobody in my family has ever done these for even large weddings.


Personally I hate going to receptions and being told who to sit with and where so why would I do that to my guests?  To ease concerns over parents and grandparents, have several “reserved” tables in key places and just let those who you want to have special seating know ahead of time they can sit at Reserved Table 1 etc… I’m having 2 reserved tables for immediate family. The rest are on their own and can sit with whoever they chose:)

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