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Will there be assigned seating at your wedding?

Cliodhna, on October 24, 2019 at 09:05 Posted in Wedding reception 0 13

Many couples want to curate an amazing guest experience and this often involves devising the perfect seating chart. It’s common that guests are assigned a specific table at a reception. Assigned seating goes one step further and allocates the exact seat at the table where a guest will sit.

Will you decide where each of your guests will sit? Or are you leaving open seating for everyone?

Will there be assigned seating at your wedding? 1

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Latest activity by Bianca, on December 2, 2019 at 21:55
  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    We did assigned tables but not seats. It didn't matter that much to me lol.

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  • Monique
    Devoted August 2020 Saskatchewan
    Monique ·
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    We’re going to assign tables but we’re unsure about assigning seats right now. We want to give out drink tickets (we want to print off little ones to go with our theme), so would it be better to assign seats and put drink tickets at each persons seat?

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  • Allison
    Master October 2019 Ontario
    Allison ·
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    We ended up assigning seats but people could move within the table if they wanted to
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  • Nelly
    Devoted October 2021 Ontario
    Nelly ·
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    We are having assigned tables as well as assigned seating. I gave gone to weddings where couple are separated because of not having assigned seating
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  • Rayanne
    Featured June 2022 Ontario
    Rayanne ·
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    Assigning tables not going to assign seating as well. We aren't having plated dinners where it matters who ordered what..
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  • Amelia
    Super September 2020 Ontario
    Amelia ·
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    We haven't confirmed anything with the venue yet but at this point I'm thinking we'll have assigned seats. It would be easier for the servers since guests are choosing their meals ahead of time.

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  • Casey
    Master October 2019 Ontario
    Casey ·
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    We did assigned tables but not seats! I didn’t want to deal with the drama if I didn’t sit someone where they wanted and people would change it anyways.
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  • Veronica
    Super October 2021 Alberta
    Veronica ·
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    Just doing assigned tables for now I think. Might be a few assigned seats for VIPs.

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  • Ashley
    VIP August 2020 Ontario
    Ashley ·
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    Were doing a seating chart for table and then then they can sit wherever at the actual table!

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  • Alix
    Expert June 2021 Saskatchewan
    Alix ·
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    We're not having a seating plan. The guest list is mostly my family, so we just decided that they can sit where they like. We're just going to have one table reserved for my parents and grandparents that is close to the front.

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  • Tori
    Top October 2019 Manitoba
    Tori ·
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    Well there was supposed to be.... but then we had so many last minute cancels that we decided to only assign seating for our immediate family! People got to sit with who they want and because of the sudden amount of cancels as well as no-shows there was enough room for people to sit with everybody they wanted Smiley smile

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  • Kelsie
    Master July 2021 Ontario
    Kelsie ·
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    We’ll have assigned tables but not assigned seating - I don’t have the patience for that lol
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  • Caitlyn
    Super January 2020 Ontario
    Caitlyn ·
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    We're assigning guests to tables, but they can pick their own seats at the table. Our RSVPs are starting to roll in so we're placing people at tables as we go.

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