Seating Chart Help

posted 2 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Should I number "mega tables" or number each individual table?
    Number the mega-tables : (3 votes)
    23 %
    Number each individual table : (10 votes)
    77 %
  • Post # 2
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    851 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    sambaty4 :  We had long tables and I had table signs for each individual table, regardless of if they were pushed together. So the mega table would have three numbers on it. Non one had trouble finding their seats from what I heard. I also had specific assigned seats so there were no gaps.

    Post # 3
    Member
    1552 posts
    Bumble bee

    You could do both ie. a picture of all long tables labelled A, B, C etc.. and then under each category have section 1, 2, 3 for the small tables. That way people can scan which long table they are on and then find their section of the long table. If long tables seat 30 people, then I would probably split it into 3 so you have ten per section. As long as people know which section (of 10 people) they are in they can then just find their name tags. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    1262 posts
    Bumble bee

    I opted for numbering the individual tables. I watched an episode of Don’t Tell The Bride recently where the groom had forgotten the seating chart, and they ended up extremely late getting served food trying to seat everybody in the right places. It was enough to convince me to ensure our guests are clearly allocated to tables, although we aren’t assigning specific seats.

    I kind of feel like a choice of 30 seats might be too many, whereas a choice of 10 wouldn’t be overwhelming 🙂

    Post # 6
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    246 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    If you’re doing a “free-for-all” at each table I would definitely recommend breaking it down by individual table numbers to avoid things getting hectic!

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