(Closed) No seating chart

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
11259 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Jen51287:  you may want to specify “family”.  is this for immediate family or all family?  you may end up with a second cousin and her bf sitting at the table reserved for parents and siblings.  your favourite aunt may be at the back of the room because she didn’t think the “reserved for family” applied to her.

i think it’s wise to at least assign tables for all of your guests.  this eliminates any questions or doubts.  trust me, your guests will truly appreciate it.

Post # 4
10003 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would assign tables to everyone. It saves everyone a lot of headache.

Post # 5
749 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

we didnt assign seating.. it worked out fine 🙂 we were going to specifiy for immidiate family but they ended up sitting together anyway 

Post # 6
308 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Jen51287:  All we did was put Reserved signs on four tables and then had our mothers and whoever tell the family members that were to sit there that they should sit at the reserved tables…worked out fine.

Post # 7
238 posts
Helper bee

at the last wedding i went to they didn’t have assigned seating but they had 4 tables reserved for family members with a reserved sign in the middle of them.  there were no issues with that and people could sit where they wanted to, with whom they wanted to.

Post # 8
9071 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

We didn’t have a seating chart. We also had less than 60 people so… that might be a factor too.

We had no issues. People mingled and sat at their own seats for dinner. The only seats that were “assigned” were the bridal party.

Other than that, no one was told where to sit and it went beautifully.

Post # 9
3763 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

We didn’t have a seating chart, since I really don’t like them. We simply reserved about 4 tables for close family. Worked out perfectly!


Post # 10
549 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Jen51287:  Last summer, when the youth pastor at our church got married, they asked that the family be allowed to go first and the rest of the guests wait in the church for about 15 minutes. They snapped a few pics, then allowed the family to get their food and be seated.

It was  a small family, however, so I guess that would depend on how big your family is.

I remember, once upon a time, when seating charts were unheard of except fancy, expensive to dos. So in other words, no one I knew had weddings with them. There was never any confusion and everyone was seated and ate. Even further back then that, you had mostly cake and pucnh weddings and chairs were lined up against the walls with no tables being setup at all. There really is no need to make peope sit where you want them to, unless you are having a very formal affair or are just that anal. JMO.

Post # 11
418 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

No seating chart here. The only assigned seats are the bridal party and the parents/grandparents. Nothing formal and stuffy for me (IMO)!

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