(Closed) Seating chart- yes or no?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Is a seating chart REALLY necessary??
    Yes, it is necessary to have a seating chart : (19 votes)
    76 %
    No, it is not necessary to have a seating chart : (6 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 3
    11167 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    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
    583 posts
    Busy bee

    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 # 6
    5547 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    We had around 100ish people and no seating chart. 

    Post # 7
    82 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    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
    1765 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We are just assigning tables rather than assigning specific seats. Seems so much easier in my opinion!

    Post # 10
    581 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    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? 🙂

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