Post # 1
I’m having two long tables for about 60 people (I know it seems like a nightmare, but we tried it out in the venue and it’s going to be stunning) so here’s the question…how to handle the seating. We’ve got an eclectic mix of friends and family and since we’ll only have just enough seats I don’t want anyone broken up from their groups because we left it a free for all. So, has anyone dealt with this?
Post # 3
Yes. So that groups aren’t split up.
Post # 4
I’ve never been to a wedding where free for all seating worked well. There are always groups who can’t sit together, one empty seat at two different tables when the last guests looking for seating are a couple etc etc.
I would do assigned seating, a seating chart and place cards. Escort cards wouldn’t have much value as table one or table two would each apply to 50% of the guests and wouldn’t narrow down significantly where to look.
Post # 5
I think it would work well for long tables. A lot more room for error