(Closed) Seating Chart

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I don’t think you need assigned seating for hors d’oeuvres. Maybe just reserve a couple of tables for family. Are you doing a head table or anything like that?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

If you don’t do a seating chart, make sure you have plenty of extra chairs.  If people are picking where they are sitting and who they are sitting with, there are bound to be more empty chairs than if you planned it in advance, since people will go to tables where they know people, and are unlikely to go to a table that has extra seats, but they know no one (especially if it looks like those at the table all know each other).  I think you’re better off just doing a chart.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I think you could go sans chart if you set it up so that people could mill around and have comfy nooks to sit in or maybe poseur tables–places where small groups can sit but not where a few will monopolize more than their fair share of seats. The big rounds that seat 8-10 aren’t conducive to chit-chat amongst strangers, and a group of 3 friends having a conversation at a table can make it awkward for any other people to sit there. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Maybe if you decide to go with a chart, you can include your favor with their seating assignment.  This is how we did ours (the table name was written on the clothespin, which made last minute changes to the seating chart very easy, and the favor was in the bag).

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