Post # 1
After posting and reading this discussion
I started thinking about our Welcome Dinner. We are inviting everyone to the dinner but were not planning on doing assigned tables. The tables will be two long tables pushed together, and there will be about 8 double-long tables.
Even if we do assigned tables, people may still end up sitting with random people since there will be 16-20 per table… but at least they would have a place to start and wouldn’t feel completely lost.
However, it just seems wierd to me to do assigned tables for this casual bbq dinner… and yet, I am adamant against NOT doing assigned seating for our wedding reception.
Post # 3
We’re not doing assigned seating for our rehearsal dinner or post-ceremony dinner, but we’ll only have 1 long table for about 30 people. I think that with 40 or so people, they’ll find a place to sit and move around to fit everyone in. I wouldn’t be concerned.
Post # 4
I think doing assigned tables is a good idea. I went to a wedding that was pretty casual, much like a big backyard bbq. There were about 150 guests but it was a free-for-all! People would save seats with their bags but never return. And since people didn’t know each other, they weren’t really willing to move to seat groups. At least with assigned tables people can shift around to fit all the people.