Post # 1
My FMIL strongly suggested against having a seating chart, other than a reserved table for immediate family of the bride and groom. I love that it would save me time and stress, and also that people would get to sit with whomever they want, but I just wanted some outside opinions on the matter. Thanks for any help!
Post # 3
I guess it really depends on your guest count. Can you imagine 100+ people milling around and fighting for what they believed was the best seat?
We didn’t assign people specific seats but we did assign them to tables. That alleviated a lot of wasted time and energy so that guests knew exactly where to go and who was sitting with them. I would highly recommend at the very least assigning people to a table.
Post # 4
I’m not doing one, it’s a waste of my energies and anxiety. I also have OCD about where I sit, so I don’t want to subject anyone else to sit at a table they don’t feel they have good joo-joo at. Crazy, I know.
Post # 5
We are inviting around 150, and expecting maybe 125ish (not really sure).
Post # 6
We had around 100ish people and no seating chart.
Post # 7
I think more than how many guests you’re having, it depends on your wedding style. If the wedding is really formal, than you should have a seating chart. If not, then its find not to have one. Also, do a lot of your guests know each other? If everyone is already friends, than no chart would be nessisary, but if there are a bunch of strangers, a seating chart assures no one gets left out. And finally (and the reason I am going with a chart) is that you need less tables with a chart (exact # of seats/guests plus a few extras just in case). With no chart, you really need a ton of extra seats to account for those tables with 1/2/3 seats left that people don’t feel comfortable sitting at. (They don’t know the people sitting there).
Post # 8
We are just assigning tables rather than assigning specific seats. Seems so much easier in my opinion!
Post # 9
I will definitely not be assigning seats, so I guess the question should have said “Are assigned tables really necessary?”. We are having a buffet, and definitely not too formal. Thanks for all the feedback so far!
Post # 10
It drives me nuts to go to a wedding where I don’t have an assigned table. Especially if I’m friends with the happy couple but don’t know who their family members are etc… I don’t want to take a family member’s place, I don’t want split up families or people that would sit together because they know each other. I just want to wish you well, and eat my dinner, ya know? 🙂