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Green or Red Light: Assigned Seating?

Cliodhna, on March 9, 2020 at 09:05 Posted in Wedding reception 0 25
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How nitty-gritty are you getting with your seating plan? Are you assigning tables or going one step further by assigning seats too?

Are you green lighting this additional level of seating chart detail? Or keeping things simple?


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Latest activity by Stephanie, on April 3, 2020 at 14:36
  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·
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    We assigned tables. But some people still sat wherever they wanted!
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  • Casey
    Master October 2019 Ontario
    Casey ·
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    We assigned tables but not seats, it was much easier

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  • Chelsea
    Super June 2020 Alberta
    Chelsea ·
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    We're assigning tables, but not seats!

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  • BunnyBride
    Super August 2022 Nova Scotia
    BunnyBride ·
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    Green light, to the extent of choosing the tables. People can organize themselves at the tables however they want during dinner. It was a bit of a necessity where my FH mother and father are divorced. They are friendly, but his mother and the father's new wife aren't....we want to give everyone a buffer zone

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  • Marissa
    Frequent user October 2021 Alberta
    Marissa ·
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    Am I allowed to say yellow light? Lol I need to reserve and assign seating for 1. For immediate family to be closest to ceremony archway/reception headtable and 2. Both mine and my FH's parents are divorced, so we want to strategically seat them so each side is not too close to each other. All other guests would just seat themselves wherever is not reserved
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  • Ashley
    VIP August 2020 Ontario
    Ashley ·
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    Red light - i hate being forced to sit beside someone. we are picking the tables and guests can decide which seat

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  • Steph
    Expert June 2022 Ontario
    Steph ·
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    Green light all the way! I'm being strategic to get people talking and avoid certain dynamics so I will definitely be setting up a fully detailed seating chart!
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  • S
    Expert September 2020 Quebec
    Shannon ·
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    Green Light and going all the way. We are having a served course, so we have to for meal selection. But I also think it's better for the guests and takes the awkwardness out of where to sit and with who. I'm going to try and mix up families and friends seating, so one another can get to know each other.

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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
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    Green light as its always done to wedding I have attended and find it easier to put family together and other guests based on compatibility.
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  • Stefanie
    Devoted August 2020 Saskatchewan
    Stefanie ·
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    Green Light. We are assigning tables and seats because there is some people that don't really get along such as my parents who are divorced. So they are sitting at the table with immediate family but they will be seated on opposite ends.

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  • Amanda
    Devoted September 2022 Alberta
    Amanda ·
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    Green light, but only to assign tables where the sit at the table is up to them.

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  • Michelle
    Expert October 2021 Nova Scotia
    Michelle ·
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    Green light!

    We are very carefully seating our guests since there are a few small feuds among family and friends that we want to avoid during dinner

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  • Rayanne
    Featured June 2022 Ontario
    Rayanne ·
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    Green light to assign a table. Where they sit at each table will be up to them.
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  • Amelia
    Super September 2020 Ontario
    Amelia ·
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    Green light. Our guests are choosing their meals in advance so we need to have assigned seats so the servers know what goes where.

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  • Laura
    Devoted June 2022 Ontario
    Laura ·
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    Green light! I enjoy the formality and esthetic of it all, and with a big family it makes it easier to ensure everyone has a seat and is comfortable.

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  • Geneviève
    VIP September 2020 Ontario
    Geneviève ·
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    Green light! My parents are divorced and while I know they’d be fine, I don’t want to leave that up to chance.
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  • Veronica
    Super October 2021 Alberta
    Veronica ·
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    Green Light - yup! Assigning it right down to the specific seat. It's just easier as our venue requires place cards with the entree indicator on it.

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  • Caitlyn
    Super January 2020 Ontario
    Caitlyn ·
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    Red light on assigning specific seats. We assigned tables, but let people choose their seats at their assigned table.

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  • Natasha
    Devoted May 2021 Ontario
    Natasha ·
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    Greenlight - I just want to assign tables, FH wants specific seats too which I think we will end up doing
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  • Desiree
    Frequent user August 2021 Ontario
    Desiree ·
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    Red light we have assigned tables but not doing the assigned seats
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  • Amelia
    Master October 2020 New Brunswick
    Amelia ·
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    Red light for us. We aren't serving a full meal so we won't have traditional seating. I'd rather have people mingle.
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  • Brittany
    Frequent user July 2022 New Brunswick
    Brittany ·
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    Red light. I don’t want to have to deal with any drama of someone not liking a certain person or people cancelling at the last minute. We don’t care at all where everyone sits. Especially since we aren’t having a formal dinner
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  • Tori
    Top October 2019 Manitoba
    Tori ·
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    Red light - we were at first, but after we got so many last minute people cancel/ no show we just let everybody pick their own seats.

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  • Kelsie
    Master July 2021 Ontario
    Kelsie ·
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    Green light - we're assigning tables but not seats. I'm making escort cards thatll have each guests name, table number, and entree choice on them.

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  • Samantha
    Super June 2021 Ontario
    Samantha ·
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    If we had gone the BBQ route then we wouldn't have done any seating plan, but the caterer that we ended up loving and going with requires us to tell them where each guest is sitting so the servers know where to go with each plate. So ours has to be really structured and planned lol green light

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