(Closed) Singles & Couples tables vs. mixed

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Are you / Did you have
    Singles and Couples tables : (4 votes)
    13 %
    Mixed : (28 votes)
    88 %
  • Post # 4
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    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
    693 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    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
    10287 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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
    4192 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    I’d prefer to be with my close friends, whether that was couples or singles.

    Post # 8
    637 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    from personal experience, I don’t like being singled out.  Sitting at a table knowing no one else sucks…

    Post # 9
    1423 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    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 # 11
    926 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    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
    1920 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    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 # 14
    3471 posts
    Sugar bee
    • 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
    3769 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    Definitely mixed based on social groups!

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