Just wondering why there has to be a seating chart anyway? Reserve the closest table for parents and the guests will certainly figure the rest out themselves.
This helps but I am not looking forward to doing the seating chart. My parents dont speak to each other and I feel like I need there tables on opposite side of the room. My fmil has invited a lot of people so there side totally out numbers mine
While being creative, remember to arrange the chart in alphabetical order, don't have your guests lingering searching for their name. This is especially important if you have a large guest list. Try to create a display table that will still be decorative even after the guests have removed their place card. That way you don't have a big empty table at the beginning of your recepition.
We're have 3 long tables & we're sitting in the middle of the centre table. We hope people will move around between courses. There will be serve yourself platters on the table plus bbq. & ice cream sundae table.
I know what headaches seating charts cause & some one is always left unhappy. The worst for me was being sat at the children's table of my closest girlfriend from school because I was the only single person at the wedding. I had made the dress, decorated thereception hall & done the flowers & it left me feeling totally disrespected by not being sat with all our other school friends, who were on two tables at the front of the hall.
This is one task that I'm honestly dreading. I know it's just going to be a big ol ball of migraines.
Yea..but I just KNOW this will be complicating for me. Especially with FI's side of the family. He has his biological mom and dad, and then his aunt and uncle who raised him since he was 5. His mom and dad don't get along at all..but do i separate them or have them at the same tablee? Then where do I put his aunt and uncle?? Grr lol. It's gonna be a mess
Oy... this is one ordeal I am NOT looking forward to. Hopefully, it turns out ok, but I know we can't please every guest.
I am assigning tables and not seats as well. I'm in agreement with some of the brides that I want my guests to feel comfortable and sit with people they know. I want them to have a fun time and not feel awkward about sitting at a table with strangers.
I think our seating chart will be fairly simple because there really is no problem deciding who to sit where. I have 5 sisters one whom I don't speak to so she will not be coming but I do have two sisters that don't get along but there are other family members we can sit them with. My father and FI's mother have both passed so both of our living parents are with a new partner. I don't really get aong with my mother but I would love to have a relationship where I could invite her to my wedding since she wasnt at my first wedding. Problem i have there is my two sister's that are in my WP also don't get along with my mother. I plan to get an early start on this project because we know most of our guests that are invited will come
Major problem when you are expecting 500guests..