Did anyone else not have a seating chart?

So our wedding is going to be super casual anyway, but our guest list has 40 people on it, and 30 of them are his family, so I'm thinking that we don't need a seating chart or table numbers. 

Also, the tables are picnic tables so I don't see a reason since they're conjoined for the most part? has anyone else not done a seating chart?  

Posted on August 5, 2012 at 1:42 pm
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SanFran
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We did, but I totally could see not having one. :) We only did it to help the servers with meal choices, not because we felt a seating chart was actually warranted in itself.

Posted on August 5, 2012 at 1:50 pm
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We are assigning tables but not seats because people usually switch seats around unless they're with total strangers. It does help that we are serving family style so we don't confuse the wait staff.


You don't really need a seating chart but it could be something cute. We're writing the names on old window panes, each section of glass is a different table.

Posted on August 5, 2012 at 2:11 pm
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we have a total of 57 guest and its all family and relative..i didnt have a setting chart..it doesnt matter if they kept on transfering or switching chair..you can use one of my inspiration..


brunch wedding

Posted on August 5, 2012 at 2:22 pm
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We had just under 100 guests and didn't have one (ran out of time for the DIY!), but we still had an escort card display with cards that had the guests' names and table names on them - just not an actual seating chart per se, that showed the layout of the tables.  It worked out alright - our DOC helped usher guests to the right tables.  


We had to make sure people sat in the right places (we had a plated dinner) so that our caterers could keep track of which meals belonged to the vegetarian guests and guests with allergies.  ;)

Posted on August 5, 2012 at 2:56 pm
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i have been to a lot of weddings some with up to 200 guests and none of them had a seating chart or assigned tables.  there were reserved tables for the wedding party and everything else was pick a seat.  all those weddings worked out just fine.


normally though, i have heard that if the guest list is under 100 a seating chart is not necessary.

Posted on August 5, 2012 at 4:31 pm
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Our wedding is around 100 people only about 10 are my family so for the ceremony we are making one of those cute pinterest signs that says "As two families become one we ask that you pick a seat not a side" and our dinner is a buffet so there will be no assigned seats either. I think it gets people to mingle better. A lot of our friends are in the bridal party and we will only seperate a table for us and them.

Posted on August 6, 2012 at 1:03 am
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I have been to weddings with no seating charts and it  worked out pretty well. I have a seating chart so the wait staff will no who gets what at the dinner service.


 


Seating charts are a pain in the butt!!!!!!!! LOL

Posted on August 6, 2012 at 1:40 am
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Thank you ladies! We don't have a catering staff to worry about since it's just a dessert bar reception, and since it's mostly Josh's family I didn't see a reason to do assigned seating. 


Thanks for making me feel better about my choice!

Posted on August 6, 2012 at 1:59 am
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I didn't do seating chart or table numbers. On a few tables at the reception we marked 4 tables "Reserved for Family" on them, everyone else can sit were they wanted!!

Posted on August 6, 2012 at 2:01 am
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Julie, I'm thinking that's what we're going to do, except just a reserved sweetheart table for us. :)

Posted on August 6, 2012 at 2:10 am
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we are expecting 130, and arent having a seating chart. its buffet style, so honestly, idc if people stand while eating! our reception is technically from 1-4 (we will be staying all night but i doubt most reletives will) so i know i can get away with it be very informal, which is what i like. i just want to dance, drink, and take pictures. there will be tables all around though, so there are enough seats for everyone to find one if they need to sit down.

Posted on August 6, 2012 at 3:38 am
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We're not doing seating chart. I made a sign that says "As two family become one please pick a seat and not a side" and put that in a picture frame and set it next to the guest book!

Posted on August 6, 2012 at 3:41 am
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We had over 200 people with no seating chart...it worked out just fine. I was unsure, so did a canvass of various family members, they all said it would be fine without one, most hadn't ever been to a wedding with one! Seating charts can be a stressful mess, with that few people I really wouldn't bother!

Posted on August 6, 2012 at 5:19 am
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I wanted to do a seating chart because Martha Stewart is my idle and fairy godmother, lol, but more than half of my guest did not rsvp so I didn't do one.  It worked out great and I was actually really worried about this!

Posted on August 6, 2012 at 6:11 am
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I didn't see the need for our 50 guests.  We had a sweetheart table so the bridal party could sit anywhere.  We had no issues.

Posted on August 6, 2012 at 6:12 am

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