(Closed) When do you have a seating chart?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011


Post # 4
10287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

For me, regardless of the type of wedding we’re having we would have a seating chart. Even if its a buffet, your guests still have to sit down to eat. 

Post # 5
413 posts
Helper bee

We’re having buffet and we’re having table numbers but not assigning the tables.  The caterer just wanted to release people by table numbers versus having everyone rush at the same time.


Post # 6
2714 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012


Post # 7
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I say both.  It is a way to ensure everyone has a place and you dont end up sitting with people you dont get along with.  They are a lot of work but I would hate my bestfriend to have to sit all night with my grandma(dont get me wrong, i love my granny).  You get the point lol

Post # 8
34 posts
  • Wedding: November 2010

I was adamant about not doing a seating chart, and am so glad we didn’t.  We had buffet style dinner.  Dozens of 4 top tables, about 10 booths, and a bar area with stools and lounge couches were the seating options.  We reserved a few booths for my family and bridal party, and the rest was open seating.  My main reason for not doing it was that I didn’t want people to get attached to their seats and spend all night sitting.  We wanted people to dance, drink, mingle, and move around.  It worked out great!  Not one person complained about not having an assigned seat, and everyone got to sit where they wanted.

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