Post # 1
So all my latinas, mexicanas, etc what are your thoughts on this? I’m having a 200 person wedding (I hope, but I know there might be a few crashers) with a traditional head table and was thinking of doing seating arrangements. I recently went to a very formal mexican/ american wedding and there was table seating and it worked out pretty well. I was thinking of assigning people or families to tables by means of a chart because I dont really want to bother to make individual placecards. We have a mix of different people going like my co-workers and friends that know about seating arrangements and my mexican side that aren’t too familiar but have been respectful of my wedding ideas thus far. I understand my mexican family (the straight up paisa ones) aren’t used to this concept but I want to give them some credit and think they might be open to new ideas.
Have any of you latina ladies done this at your wedding? If so was the outcome good? Thoughts????
Post # 3
@MzSoon2b:They will just sit where they want to or at least that has been my expirence. I would hate for you to waste time making seating arrangements and them be ignored.
Post # 4
I think you definitely need seating arrangements with a guest list that large. Otherwise it may take people forever to find a seat. I love the idea of the chart but I would probably do more than one to make sure people aren’t online to see where to sit.
Post # 5
@NJmeetsBX: did you mean people aren’t in line? If so yes two seating charts are a good idea!
Post # 6
Well, we have a small wedding… only about 70 total, and only about 15% of my Mexican (and by that, I mean the paisas you talk about! LOL!). Although small, I am still having a seating arrangement. Same as your idea though, I am just making a chart, no seating cards… I just feel that with a small wedding, it may be easier instead of wasting paper or cards! 😉
So I’d say if they have respected your ideas so far, I’d go for it and definitely go with the chart!
Best of luck to you!!