Post # 1
So, I don’t really want to do a seating chart. However, my entire family has requested a seat away from my step-mom (shes crazy) and my FI’s parent’s are divorced and haven’t been in the same room since their marriage ended.
Post # 3
I feel like it can be a big headache. You have a set number of people who can sit at a table. There is the risk of there only being one chair left at several tables or people being sat with strange Aunt Selma and being very unhappy. Plus it takes longer for people to find people they want to sit near or to find a seat in general.
Post # 4
Most guests (myself included) prefer to have a seating chart. Just makes it easier on your guests. So I’d suck it up and do one.
Post # 5
FI and I have family members on both sides that need to be separated from each other. Ridiculous, in my opinion, you’d think that grown adults could put aside their squabbles for ONE DAY and be gracious, but whatever. I’m doing a seating chart just to make it easy and avoid any confrontations. It’s going to be a PITA, but the alternative is risking an all-out altercation during our reception and I am willing to do whatever I can to avoid that.
Post # 6
how many people are you having? are you assinging specific seats or just tables?
you can’t make everyone happy. you have to do what is best for you.
Post # 7
@HeyKaraoke: Very true!
@ajillity81: Around 100. Probably just tables.
Post # 8
@cml: Are you having a plated meal that would benefit from assigned tables/seats? I think if it’s a buffet it doesn’t matter as much. I’ve been to many buffet weddings that had no seating charts and it worked out fine. It’s really only for supper anyway because people tend to move during the reception.
That being said, I do appreciate a seating chart for the most part. It lets the guests not have to stress out about finding seats with people they know.
Post # 9
As a guest, I really prefer a seating chart. It’s nice to already be seated with people I know. Plus it rules out the awkward situation of having tables with only 1 seat left and a couple needing to split up.
Post # 10
@cml: i know that it can be a bit of a headache but i believe that it is so worth it. your guests will truly appreciate it and you will feel better knowing that your guests aren’t scrambling around the room not knowing where to sit.
Post # 11
I’ve been going back and fourth about seating charts, but I plan on having one. As much as I dread coming up with one I feel like it just makes it easier for your guests.
Post # 12
@sourcandy: No, we’re doing a buffet.