(Closed) What do you think of…

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Fantastic!

This is what I’m doing, which is a little more traditional:

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Beautiful! Just make sure to do it alphabetically. I was at a wedding recently where the names were listed by table numbers. It took forever for everyone to find their name.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think it’s cute, but my caterer warned us off a seating chart… Simple because he said people become offended that they weren’t seated closer to the bride and groom. So we are just reserving the six tables closest to the head table for close family and everyone else can seat themselves. So that a table for his parents, for my parents, and a table for each set if grandparents. We will seat whoever seems most appropriate with them… Like his parents table will probably be his mom and dad, the ring bearer and the ring bearer’s parents, his sister’s boyfriend, and two other ppl tbd. My one set of grandparents will be gma, gpa, flower girl, flower girls dad and sister (who is 2 and won’t need a seat), two junior bridesmaids with their dad and his date. So other than those reserved tables everyone else will shift for themselves.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@CiaArielleNeugebauer:  I have to disagree – I think a seating chart is kind of a must at evetns like this.  I’ve been to weddings without seating charts, and they’re always basically choas, because no one can find a table big enough for their whole group, people ned up getting split off and having to sit alone amongst a group of people they don’t know, or else moving chairs around and making the room kind of messy and hard for waiters to navigate.  I think seating people by table is a courtesy!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@eeruhlig:  Oh, I know – I was responding to a PP who said not to do a seating chart at all.  I love your plan!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Not to offend anyone by saying not to do a chart! Just relaying the advice I was given by my caterer, and he’s had his business for around 30 years. If not having a seating chart would make things harder on his staff then I can’t imagine he would suggest it. 

 

I know for my fiances brothers wedding there was no seating chart, and the only hairy moment was when I anmyths brides brothers girlfriend didn’t quite know where to go, at which point we were swept up by the parents and brought to their tables.

 

agIn though, I think your seating chart arrangement is beautiful, and if you want a seating chart I say go for it, it’s really pretty. I was just tacking on the advice given to me.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Personally, I like placecards a lot better. Feels more personal to me. I LOVE the style of what you posted, but apart from that, I prefer placecards as a guest. 

 

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