(Closed) Seat to guest ratio?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
8727 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

MY Brother-In-Law had a wedding like this and they seriously under estimate the fact that people wanted to sit. Most guests (especially the older ones) left really early which they (the B&G) were angry about even when we pointed out that they left due to limited seating.

I think you would need to at least have enough seating for 3/4 of your guest list.


Post # 4
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

You definitely need a seat for every guest.  Even if people aren’t sitting all the time, they will put their purses, jackets, etc. down on a chair.

Post # 5
4653 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I say you need a seat for everyone I went to a wedding like this and was not happy when I got asked to get up so someone else could sit down… 

Post # 7
5009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

People like to have a base at a table at a wedding, so possibly get seats for everyone. It’s a horrible feeling to not have a seat at a table at a wedding when others do. Makes you feel a little unwanted.

Post # 8
3267 posts
Sugar bee

1:1.  I know that there will be empty seats, but that is a much better alternative to not enough.

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