(Closed) Opinions on Seating Charts

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Seating charts, yay or nay?
    Yay! : (16 votes)
    70 %
    Nay! : (5 votes)
    22 %
    other : (2 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    IMO, seating charts are a must for weddings larger than just a few dozen people. We only had about 70 at our wedding and I never would have had open seating. I’ve attended weddings without seating charts and it’s chaos. 

    Post # 4
    3182 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    It seems like there have been several threads on this today.  You might want to check that out for some more opinions!

    Post # 5
    118 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I have to do a seating chart at my venue … But I recently went to a wedding with over 200 guests and they didnt have a seating chart and it honestly turned out fine! We all got to sit with who we wanted and I loved it.. But I dont think it always goes that smoothly! 

    Post # 6
    2607 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Yeah.  As someone who has been to a wedding without one and had to break up our group because there weren’t enough seats together, (and this was a fairly small wedding, I would say 50-60 people), I wouldn’t have had my wedding without one!

    Post # 7
    1849 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’m planning to assign guests to tables but not to specific seats 🙂 

    Post # 8
    705 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I’m assigning tables but not seats.  Dude has divorced parents and they would probably prefer not to sit together and there are a few other people I would like to keep separated and who would probably prefer to stay separated.  If you’re having more than a few guests, it’s going to be a lot easier to do a seating chart, even if you don’t have a similar situation.

    It also gets a little messy without some guidance for the guests if you’re having a medium or larger sized wedding.  People have to hold seats if they want to sit with certain people, there is a lot of shuffling around and it really is easier to take the time to just do a seating chart.  If you’re doing long tables, you should assign seats.  If you’re doing rounds or squares, you can just assign a table number.


    Post # 9
    2440 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I say yes to assigning tables.  My sister did not do that at her  wedding and just put reserved for family signs on a few of the tables for those of us in the bridal party and immediate family.  Well by the time we got there after pictures other family (like second cousins and family friends) had taken all the seats at the reserved tables and everyone else spread themselves out so awkwardly that me, my husband, one of the other bridesmaids, and her mom ended up eating in the bar since there was no where else to sit.

    Post # 10
    486 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I voted yes to seating chart. I think it just makes everything so much easier. We are having a seating chart and our guest count is about the same as yours.

    Post # 11
    9483 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I voted for seating charts.

    Post # 12
    246 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I have about 175 invited to mine and I’m not having a seating chart.  People can sit wherever they please.  If they want to move chairs from one table to the next, that’s okay too.  I honestly never understood why people would need to be told where to sit. 

    Post # 13
    7609 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again,

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