(Closed) Wedding in 13 days. NO CLUE on seating chart stuff??

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
2262 posts
Buzzing bee

Kay so the very first thing you need to do is find out exactly how many tables and chairs are being reserved for you. That way you can know how many per table.

Now this is only a suggestion but this is what I would do in your situation and hopefully this helps.

if you’re going with the 8 people per 4 tables, I would suggest just cutting down the settings to 7 for 3 tables, and 6 for one table so that way there won’t be any gaps (with 27 guests)

Then heres how I would divide the guests:

Table 1: Guests from texas (table of six)

Table 2: Kids table (your kids & your BFF’s kids)

Table 3: Your SIL, BFF

Table 4: Your Mom, FI’s Aunts

Now the only people left are your guests from Iowa and your Fiance and yourself, and so you can decide who YOU and your Fiance would like to sit with more (mom and aunts or SIL and BFF) and then fill in the rest of seats with your Iowa guests.

Post # 4
1161 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

As pp alluded to, one thing that REALLY helped me was telling the venue to set up 1 more table than we really needed…that way, I don’t have to get 8 people at a table, and I have the luxury of a couple of 6 person tables.  I tried to keep a common theme going at tables…ie nurses from different places who don’t know each other are at the same table because I figure they can always talk about work and tried to avoid politically charged tables.  Beyond that, you just do what you can and then let it go.  People will be fine.

Post # 6
354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think just place cards are fine… it’s not like it’s an enormous room… they’ll find they’re own spot pretty quick, I think.

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