Post # 1
So mine and my FH’s families have very different families. Mine is extremely laid back, joking, teasing and pretty much s**t flickers all around. His is more uptight and quiet and very high strung.
So should we have open tables and let people choose who they are comfortable around because we are all so different or chart the people? My family can be quiet shocking to people, because we really are those people who say “Don’t ask for a soda, just go grab it from the fridge” when people are over. I completely caught his family off guard when his grandpa started teasing me and I teased right back. Apparently no one does that there….so yeah, to chart or not to chart.
Post # 3
You could just have tables reserved for his family and yours but still leave the seats for the picking. Everyone else chooses what table and such.
Post # 4
I would suggest assigning tables. My cousin got married to a girl who’s family is VERY different from ours and they didn’t do a seating chart and we ended up rushing to the reception after the wedding to insure we would all be seated together and ended up on the outskirts of the room. It would have been nice to have some assigned tables scattered throughout the room to promote more interaction between the families.
Post # 5
I was deadset on no seating chart until I realized that 150 guests vying for seats could be not so hot.
I’d say if it’s smaller 100 guests or less it’s doable more than that will get messy.