Seating Chart: Yes or No?

As with many wedding traditions, seating charts are slowly becoming a thing of the past. There are several pros and cons to this type of arrangement. Ultimately the decision of seating chart or open seating is up to you and your spouse, but the verdict can depend on several things, like the size of your guest list. Let's take a look at some facts to help you reach a conclusion.

Seating Chart

  • Reduce guests' anxiety of finding a seat

  • Seat kids at a separate table

  • Place guests with people they're comfortable with

  • Avoid drama between combatant guests

  • Avoid the dreaded singles table

  • Create "interest groups"

  • Encourage mingling

  • Reserve tables up-front for family

  • Keeps things organized

  • Less chaos than open seating

  • No confusion of where to sit

  • Shows guests you've considered them

Open Seating

  • Let guests decide for themselves

  • Go with the flow

  • Less time and effort for you

  • Save money on place-cards

  • Gives your wedding a casual feel

  • Makes socializing easier for guests

  • Better with smaller guest count

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