(Closed) Super serious question about seating charts inside

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@PPONIXIV9212:  Because everyone remembers the first day of seventh grade…standing there in the cafeteria with your tray…and not knowing where you can sit.  Like, what if Jen is mad at you?  And is Melissa still cool enough to sit with?

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

So that people don’t end up getting separated from their dates (say if they can only find one empty spot left at each table) or end up sitting with people they don’t know and will have nothing to talk about with

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Because otherwise the seating is a bit chaotic. You’ll need to plan extra seats so everyone gets one because groups won’t separate themselves off in perfect 8-person sets and so you’ll end up needed more seats, tables, centerpieces. Plus it can be a little stressful on guests to try to scope out where to sit, who to sit with, etc esp if they have an odd numbered group.

Post # 6
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10571 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

What PPs said.  It also ensures that your closer family members are sitting closest to you.

Post # 8
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3126 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Truth be told, I haven’t been to a wedding in a few years that has had a seating chart and it has worked out just fine. Our reception was a backyard bbq, more like an open house style, as were 2 others I attended. One was a friend’s wedding where there were over 200 guests, the other was a family wedding where there were about 150 guests. It wasn’t difficult in either situation for us to find a table to sit at with people we like. Then again, Darling Husband is super outgoing so strangers aren’t strangers for long!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

@PPONIXIV9212:  No you definitely don’t need one! Save yourself the time and energy. 

Post # 10
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509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I understand why people do it but at the same time I don’t care for the headache that would come with doing a seating chart, nor do we need one (no feuds in our family). The only reserved seating at our wedding will be for the bridal party and immediate family.

 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Well… it depends…

Most people use a seating chart OR escort cards.  A seating chart is more popular in the UK.

Post # 12
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529 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I’m not doing one and I’m having at least 150 people. I just don’t feel the need to have em’. But really don’t think you need seating charts if you only have 40 people.

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@PPONIXIV9212:  I would think about assigning tables, and not seats.  I would be very anxious if I came to a wedding and I wasn’t told where I was sitting.  

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Some venues require seating charts so they know who to serve what entree (but I hate them as well).

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think to it depends on where you live and what people are used to. I’m assigned tables for the wedding, which my fiance and his family had never heard of. But it’s what I’m used to, so it’s what I wanted to do. But I think if it’s something that you’ve never seen, and you don’t want to do it, then don’t!

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