(Closed) Seating Chart Vent!!!

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
9951 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I was recently at a wedding with no seating chart and it was a mess. Half the tables were empty, while the others had twice as many people as they should. People can always move around once the reception gets going, but a seating chart is really the best option usually, IMO.

Post # 4
624 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I totally agree with you, not having at least a guideline of which table to be seated will cause chaos, people wont know where to go, where to sit, who to sit with, it will be a mess.  I wouldn’t necessarily do a placecard for each seat, but I would at least do escort cards telling people which table they should go to. 

Post # 5
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Instead of putting everyone in assigned seats, can you have categories of tables?  Like “friends of bride and groom”, “bride’s family”, and “groom’s family”.  Then, you don’t have to worry about clashing people sitting together (hopefully), but it gives your guests some flexibility about where to sit.


Post # 6
770 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My friend didn’t have a seating chart or head table. By the time her and the groom got to the reception, all the good seats in the shade were taken and they were stuck with the crummy seats in the corner, in direct sunlight.

Post # 7
2652 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@SupermarketGirl:  My friend was at a wedding with no seating chart. She and her husband had to sit at different tables!!! I really like 

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@Ennie:‘s idea!

Post # 8
12242 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I like PP’s idea of designated tables!

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