(Closed) To do a seating chart or no?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: seating chart vs name cards vs nothing
    yes do a seating chart with escort cards : (19 votes)
    63 %
    yes do just name cards for people to take with them : (5 votes)
    17 %
    doing either is stupid for a buffet meal : (6 votes)
    20 %
    I'm just voting to vote :-) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    38 posts
    • Wedding: December 2014 - Brigalia's

    I don’t think people will care if they have a name card or not… but it may be nice to have something to put at their seat so people know that seat is already taken…?  I think it’s nice for people to sit where they want and not be forced to converse with people they may not want to talk to.

    Post # 4
    334 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I tend to feel strongly pro-seating chart. The last 4 weddings I went to didn’t have seating charts and when everyone went into the reception hall it was a complete cluster****. In one case, I was a bridesmaid and all of the bride’s extended family sat at the Reserved tables intended for the bridal party while we were taking pictures, so we all just sat with random strangers wherever we could find a space. At another wedding, my Fiance and I literally walked from table to table and were turned away by people who were trying to reserve all 10 seats for their friends/family. It became embarassing and stressful to find a seat.

    I think it’s great to plan out the tables so people are guaranteed to sit with someone they know or someone who they might get along with if they don’t know anyone at the wedding.

    Post # 5
    624 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I am having a buffet and I am not going to have assigned seats, but I will be assigning tables.. I think its better that way, less chaotic for people to find a seat, and its more organized.  I saw on one of those wedding shows where there wasnt any assigned tables and no one knew where they should sit and it was pretty chaotic. 

    Post # 7
    1106 posts
    Bumble bee

    I like seating charts to begin with, but even though it’s a buffet, it is a wedding and so I say yes.

    Post # 8
    624 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    @W292737:  Yeah that would be a nightmare!  lol  Definitely have assigned tables!!  lol 

    Post # 9
    285 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I myself am also having a buffet, and was originally very ANTI seating plan – but, after a lot of thought about logistics, I decided to have one. BUT, I’m just doing a seating chart board with the list of peoples names under their assigned table number, putting the table number on the tables, and that’s it. they can pick their own damn seat at the table. Then we will call up table numbers at random for the buffet!

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