Post # 1
Instead of assigned seating I was to make a cute sign and attach it to the front of the basket of favors that says something like:
We’re all close family and friends, feel free to sit wherever you’d like, but if you see an unfamiliar face, please introduce yourselves.
Is anyone else condiering doing this? If soo- how did you word it.. I would perfer something cute, that rhymed if possible, but doesn’t have to, ideas?
Thanks so much!
Post # 3
I know you didn’t really ask, but I’m not a huge fan of that idea. I’m getting flashbacks of the first day of high school and having to find a seat in the cafeteria. ugh.
Post # 4
I second that. I went to a wedding that had no assigned seats and it was a total MESS!
Post # 5
This is something I want to do! But…I am worried about the chaos of it. Although I love the family feel, out of respect for those who will see quite a few unfamiliar faces, we’re doing a seating chart.
Post # 6
im not doing assigned seating, the whole seating chart/ place cards ordeal seems like such a hassle that doesnt need to be done, ive been to 3 weddings that were not assigned seating and i like having the freedom to sit wherever/with whomever you want. Just be sure to reserve front tables for important people (granparents/parents)
Post # 7
Personally, I would go ahead and assign people to tables. I hate going to weddings and having to try to seat myself. And having to do so is even more uncomfortable for those “unfamiliar faces” who don’t know many other people as they are kind of left out as other people are sitting at tables. Even if you encourage people to introduce themselves to new faces, they are going to go try to sit with family and friends they already know.
Post # 8
i’ve considered this, a lot and i’ve consistently heard feedback that says to at least assign tables and let flks sit where they choose at the tables. specifically, to alleviate people from arriving with 3 in their party and only finding tables with 1 or 2 seats left at them.
Post # 9
I understand it’s stressful to think about assigning seats, but please please please do it!!! Weddings without assigned seats are the worst, don’t kid yourself. People who claim they had a wedding without assigned seats and it worked otu fine only heard feedback from guests who were either too nice to tell the truth or it worked out for THEM b/c they got in early and got to sit with friends.
I promise you it is a mess and stressful on your guests, don’t do it!! I’ve been to weddings without assigned seating and it honestly ruined the night for me. Be nice to singles or 3 somes and do some work ahead of time!
Post # 10
We didn’t do assigned seating and there wasn’t really a problem. We had a small wedding and there were a few groups of people that stuck together so there really wasn’t anyone who was singled out.
Post # 11
I am doing assigned seating to make sure that there is no seating weirdness . . . such as people who I know will come together being split between tables. I also want my family and his family to mix a little. Our immediate families love each other, but extended family needs to get to know each other a little!
Post # 12
I think your sign is adorable! I hadn’t actually thought of doing a little sign like that, but I think it’s a really nice idea.
We didn’t do assigned seating, either, and everything turned out fine. Everyone mingled, no one got left out, and no families had to be split between tables. I think unassigned seating works in a variety of situations, and it really just depends on your wedding and on what you want. Good luck!
Post # 13
I am not doing assigned seating either. Personally I would rather choose where to sit so this is what we are doing. I like your idea of a cute sign!
Post # 14
I found a cute sign on pinterest that said:
Come as you are
Stay as long as you can
We’re all family
So no seating plan