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#1 diezelgrrl

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    Posted 04 May 2008 - 10:29 AM

    hey ladies..what's your take on assigned seating for a group of 30?
    The makeup of our guests will be 1/3 family and 2/3 friends and we're having 3 rounds at our wedding. i'm torn between keeping it casual and let everyone sit where they please or assign seating so everything is as organized as it possibly could be!
    Also not sure where we should sit. I feel alientated if we sit at our own special table but how do we decide which table to sit at? Everyone is equally as close to us as th next...
    What's your take?

    #2 frazali

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      Posted 04 May 2008 - 11:53 AM

      Perhaps you can have a "sweetheart table" for you, your husband, and your bridal party if you have one. And then have unassigned tables for everyone else.

      #3 Karen

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        Posted 04 May 2008 - 12:16 PM

        IMHO, assigned seating even for a small group of 30 just makes things easy for everyone involved. At my AHR (for group of 30), I didn't have assigned seating and I wish I did. Everyone just kind of stood around and were hesitant about where they were sitting. Then they were single chairs left empty when late comers came who needed 2 seats together. I wanted to rip my hair out. Assigned seating would have taken care of that headache.
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        #4 dgsjsu

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          Posted 04 May 2008 - 02:14 PM

          We are not going to do assigned seating at all. We are saving 3 tables for our immediate family, FI and I. But as for the guests they get to pick where they want to be seated. I have seen this performed at 3 other weddings and it was very easy and that way everyone got to sit with whom they wanted to.

          #5 Sandra E.

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            Posted 04 May 2008 - 03:54 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by lucky k72
            IMHO, assigned seating even for a small group of 30 just makes things easy for everyone involved. At my AHR (for group of 30), I didn't have assigned seating and I wish I did. Everyone just kind of stood around and were hesitant about where they were sitting. Then they were single chairs left empty when late comers came who needed 2 seats together. I wanted to rip my hair out. Assigned seating would have taken care of that headache.
            I agree, we did assign seating for the rehearsal dinner and for the wedding reception and everything worked like a charm. I recommend it, otherwise people will not be sure of where to sit.

            #6 starfish 1115

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              Posted 04 May 2008 - 04:25 PM

              I want the rehearsal dinner to be fairly casual and folks will be walking around catching up. However, I will have assigned seating for the wedding.

              #7 1elephant

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                Posted 04 May 2008 - 04:31 PM

                we had 30 people - 8 from my family at one table, 10 from his family at one table, 10 of our friends at a table, and us 2 at a sweetheart table. i didn't assign specific seats, just tables. i feel like it was easier for everyone, and it wasn't like they had to stay seated the entire time; obviously people got up and talked whenever they wanted.

                #8 SBlake

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                  Posted 04 May 2008 - 04:53 PM

                  I would go with assigned seating. I went to a larger wedding of a family friend without assigned seating. It was awful! People took our seats when we went up to the buffet so we had to split up with random people we didn't know, it was weird.

                  #9 SBlake

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                    Posted 04 May 2008 - 04:54 PM

                    However, if its a small group of friends and family than it shouldn't be a problem!

                    #10 Spazz

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                      Posted 04 May 2008 - 06:55 PM

                      I would do assigned seating. Even with a smaller number of guests, it just makes it easier for the guests I think.




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