Post # 1
I’m debating putting all couples at a table and all singles at another table… or mixing them up. If I do a singles table, each person will/should still know at least another person… but if I mix them, close friends will be with each other.
What are you doing or what do you recommend? (and this is for my and FI’s friends, not the “grown-ups”)
Post # 4
I don’t like the idea of separating the groups. Why should a single person only be allowed to sit with other singles (and vice versa)? Your guests will be happiest if you put them with someone they like regardless of marital status. As a guest, I have always attended as a single and been seated with a mix of couples and singles and had a great time. I’d be really weirded out by being banished to a singles only table.
Post # 5
I made our seating plan based on logical groups of people (his family, my family, his friends, my friends, mutual friends, his work friends, my work friends), so it was definitely mixed. I hate being at weddings where I only know 1 person at my table and the other people I know are all over the place. I much prefer to have a table for all my friends together, single or coupled.
Post # 6
I assigned tables based on social units, not relationship status. Friends were seated with friends regardless of if they were single or part of a couple. As a guest, I’d much rather sit with people that I know than be put at a couples table just because I have a SO.
Post # 7
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
I’d prefer to be with my close friends, whether that was couples or singles.
Post # 8
from personal experience, I don’t like being singled out. Sitting at a table knowing no one else sucks…
Post # 9
I don’t see why segregation based upon relationship status should be enforced when making seating arrangements. We’re going to make our tables based upon who knows each other. So, there will be a mixture of couples and singles at one table.
Post # 10
thanks everyone! i’m going to mix them, which i was planning on doing. my mom suggested a singles table so i just thought i would see what others are doing!
Post # 11
I did singles and couples, just because mixing would have broken up couples, but I have been thanks probably 15 times in the last week for seating people the way I did. I put a lot of thought into which singles went were, and ditto for couples, and they loved it.
Post # 12
I would seat friends with friends regardless of their relationship status. Being sat at a “singles” table at a wedding just reminds the person that they’re single.
Post # 13
@PuntaCanaBride: Couldn’t agree more 🙂
Post # 14
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
Hopefully your friends are “grown-ups” too… And that being said– let them sit with their close friends; their marital status is their business, not yours, I see no reason to lump all the single people together just because they’re single.
I think evreyone will enjoy it more if you put people with their friends regardless of relationship status.
Post # 15
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
Definitely mixed based on social groups!