(Closed) TABLE SEATIG CHART? hmm..

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think it’s up to you.  If you’re having a relatively small wedding where most people know eachother it’s probably not an issue. 

Personally, I found that if I’d decided to forgo the seating chart, I would have had to provide more seats since all tables might not add up perfectly.  You might end up with a table iwth only two or three peole sitting at it kind of thing. 

More seats means more tables, which means more linens, more centrepieces, more dish rentals if you want everything preset.  Just a thought.

Post # 4
541 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

My cousin had a very non-traditional and unique wedding and she didn’t have assigned seats. It was very much like a backyard bbq with dancing! The seating thing wasn’t a big deal, but some people including her immediate family had to sit on the floor! There wasn’t even seating I guess but no one really minded. Ultimately it’s up to you. 🙂

Post # 5
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It really depends on the style of the wedding and the number of people. I’ve been to larger weddings without seating and it SUCKED! Where, your party is 4 and  you keep finding tables with only 2 or 3 available seats. That’s no fun at all.


But like someone else said, it’s possibly ok, especially if it’s smaller or if everyone pretty much knows everyone else.

Post # 6
182 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

The last wedding I went to did not have a seating chart. IT WAS SO AWKWARD! By the time we got through the receiving line and to the reception all of the tables were half full b/c nobody wanted to side by ppl they didn’t know. ppl were standing around awkwardly asking where should we sit? Where can we sit? I was there with a group of 9 my Darling Husband and I, his parents, his older brother + baby and wife, and his little brother and date. It is too rude to ask ppl to move so we had to split up and decide who would sit with who. The mother and father of the groom ended up sitting at our table in the back b/c they were last in and they didn’t have any tables by the head table reserved for family!

I sat a seating chart is a must! I don’t think people need to be told to sit in a certain seat, but it is easier for them to be told which table to sit at and therefor have a table reserved for them.

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