(Closed) No supper – still have a seating chart? Help!

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Should I have a seating chart?
    Yes : (1 votes)
    7 %
    No : (13 votes)
    93 %
  • Post # 16
    3183 posts
    Sugar bee

    I agree with PP. Get the word out that no actual dinner would be served. I get hangry. If I didn’t know that you weren’t serving dinner but expected it, I would be very mad. Irrationally so because I have to eat.

    Post # 18
    558 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    With the wedding a month away and you can’t change things I don’t understand why everyone’s hating on your wedding plans. 

    Personally it sounds fun, have some drinks, get a buzz, and have some late snacks to go with that buzz. 

    I would skip the seating chart to promote mingling and dancing. Seating charts seem too formal for your event. I think people get too caught up in ‘oh it’s cocktail hour’….’now it’s entrances and speeches’…’now it’s dinner and more speeches’ …..’time for obligatory dances’……’now cake cutting and dessert’……’ok now he dance floor is open you have 2 1/2 hours to dance and party’ seems like formal weddings don’t have enough time to party! I’m having a formal wedding and its not nearly enough time for drinking and dancing as I had hoped for so I’m a bit jealous of your set up! 

    Enjoy your wedding day!!!!!!! 🙂 

    Post # 19
    3870 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I am in the minority in that I think you should have a seating chart. If you are asking people to sit anywhere for a period of time, make a seating chart. The most frustrating thing that happened at a wedding I attended was that my friend didn’t use a seating chart. When the time came for my Fiance and I to sit down for dinner, two random people had sat down at the table with the rest of our group of friends. We were forced to sit off to the side at a back table by ourselves. Some Bees will roll their eyes and say “Oh well” but it definitely left a lasting impression of the wedding. Leaving it up to your guests certainly opens up the opportunity for mayhem. I tend to not trust big groups of people to make smart choices, so I would never allow my guests to seat themselves. You just leave too much room for confusion.

    And I would just to add: It is your wedding, so feel free to do what you like, but I will also caution you. Not serving dinner because you know people are just going to complain about it anyway is not going to help matters. If people complain about bad food can you imagine what people are going to say about NO food?

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