PW Guide Article: Biggest Seating Chart Mistakes

great tips!

Posted on October 2, 2009 at 9:31 am
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I dont see anything??? I need this too, Im about to start my seating chart.

Posted on October 2, 2009 at 9:33 am
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http://www.projectwedding.com/wiki/show/biggest-seating-chart-mistakes  :)

Posted on October 2, 2009 at 11:08 am
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Oops, I totally broke the "matchmaking" rule. I sat my 18-year-old neice and DH's 17-year-old nephew at the same table. They got along great, since there was no one else their age at the wedding. He went home with her phone number.

Posted on October 2, 2009 at 1:12 pm
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I'm not in favor of the -seat people with people they know, and don't know- all together.


I would rather not have the bride and groom choose who I am going to converse with during dinner.  I would rather eat with people I know and then mingle before and after dinner, meeting people that look/sound interesting to me at that time.  I know that may sound a bit unfriendly, but I seem to quite often be seated next to people that I have no interest in speaking to, and I have to have forced conversations with.  I'd rather have fun and sit with my siblings or cousins or friends.

Posted on March 8, 2010 at 1:16 pm
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I'm anti-seating charts.... but that's mostly because I'm lazy and I don't want to do it, and I'm doing a buffet. Sit wherever you want. I just don't care.

Posted on March 8, 2010 at 1:52 pm
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great idea!!

Posted on March 8, 2010 at 1:55 pm
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I'm assigning tables not seats.  We went to one wedding last year and the groom decided to split everyone up (except for me and my FI) so that we can talk to other people.  my FI's friends each got seated in a table where they didn't know anyone and was put there based on their job or interests.  how stupid was that!  they hated it!

Posted on March 8, 2010 at 2:00 pm
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Well I just got told on what not to do.  We were trying to play matchmaker, but I guess that's not allowed lol.  Oh well what do you do

Posted on April 2, 2010 at 3:17 pm
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Good points!

Posted on May 19, 2010 at 4:08 pm
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How about if you have sets of parents that don't care for each other? Is it acceptable to seat Father of the bride and his wife with his family, mother of the bride and her husband with her family and mother of the grrom with her her family? We all just don't want any conflict but also don't want to sit together.

Posted on June 30, 2010 at 3:51 pm
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We have eight in our wedding party total. All of the groomsmen are single expect for our best man; three of my four bridesmaids are married. We were thinking of having only our best man, maid of honor and their significant others at our bridal party, because we can't fit all of my bridesmaids with their spouses, too, which totals 15. I'd then put the bridesmaids at their own table with their spouses. Thoughts?

Posted on July 11, 2010 at 2:56 am
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I like the idea of assigning tables vs seats as well

Posted on July 11, 2010 at 3:31 am
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Good tips! :)

Posted on July 11, 2010 at 3:52 am
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I wish I had a pic of my seating chart. I'm not sure if I do. If I find one I will upload it.


I didn't assign seats, but I assigned tables. They could sit wherever they wanted at that assigned table.


 

Posted on July 11, 2010 at 4:32 am
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We are having a finger-food reception at an outdoors venue that has some natural seating built in.  We aren't assigning anything except one table reserved for the wedding party to sit at when we feel like sitting down and taking a break from the mingling.

Posted on July 11, 2010 at 9:48 am
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WERE SEATING ONLY OUR WEDDING PARTY SINCE THERES 11 COUPLES SO THERE IS ONE COUPLE WITH THERE IMMEDIATE FAMILY LIKE THERE PARENTS SINCE THERE IS NO CHILDREN JUST TEENS ALLOWED AND IF THERE IS MORE ROOM THEN IT WILL BE A SINGLE BRIDES MAID WITH HER BEST FRIEND OR VISE A VERSA UNTIL DINNER IS OVER THEN THEY CAN GO WHERE EVER THEY WANT THATS ABOUT ALL I CAN DO AT THIS POINT IF YOU GOT AN IDEA PLEASE LET US KNOW ?

Posted on July 19, 2010 at 9:16 am
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Does anyone know were I can go to print out a seating chart or do I need to go buy one?

Posted on July 26, 2010 at 7:18 am
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theknot.com has a seating chart that you can totally customize- size table, guest names, dance floor etc. you can then export it and print or email it. I use both websites for various things. Good Luck!

Posted on July 26, 2010 at 8:32 am
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this helps alot!

Posted on October 25, 2010 at 3:34 am
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At a recent wedding the grandparents were set near the back of the room.  They could not hear or see a thing.  Though later, that was good because the DJ blared the music. Also, I had 2 of my children with me of which the youngest was put at a table by herself not knowing a single person much less most of the people at the wedding.  That was wrong!

Posted on September 6, 2011 at 7:56 am
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