WHAT'S THE PURPOSE OF A SEATING CHART?
Plain and simple - seating charts are designed to direct your wedding guests to an assigned table at the wedding reception. By telling your guests what table they are seated at, it eliminates the confusion on where they should seat, and helps to streamline the amount of time it takes for guests to select their seat, especially if you are on a pretty strict limeline for dinner, speeches, traditional rituals, etc.
What type of wedding needs a seating chart?
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At the end of the day, the wedding reception is almost always meant for everyone to have a good time, and by grouping people together that know each other, it’s a positive way to start your reception off in the right direction. Nothing is worse than awkward small talk, awkward silence, or dreaded family tension with people they either don’t know, or don’t want to be in the same room with. If you have older guests, place them at tables that are easily accessible, and if you have a group of wild friends, maybe keep them in the back, near the bar. Although it can be a lot of work upfront on your end organizing who is sitting with whom, and where, we believe it’s worth it, especially because there are so many creative seating chart ideas out there.
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