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#11 EricaG

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    Posted 22 May 2008 - 04:33 AM

    I have only been to one wedding that had a seating plan, all the other ones were open seating. I have never seen any problems with the open seating myself, and Iif I have gone with a group of us that wanted to sit together, we always make sure to get there in time to get a spot together without messing thing up for others.

    In the end, I think it depends on how many people are going and the mixture of people that are going.

    I have decided not to do a seating plan for the DW, and if both my FI parents attend, I figure they are old enough to sit at separate tables if they don't want to sit together.
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    #12 Jen_S

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      Posted 22 May 2008 - 04:40 AM

      I like the idea we are going to have about 50 - 60 people so I am not sure we will be able to do it.
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      #13 Maybride09

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        Posted 22 May 2008 - 09:18 AM

        we are having about 150 people

        #14 Copita

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          Posted 22 May 2008 - 09:53 AM

          Do whatever you feel is best. It's your big day!

          #15 DanielleNDerek

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            Posted 22 May 2008 - 10:02 AM

            my fsil's dw, she didn't have assigned seating and it worked out great. I think i am just because some of my fam doesn't get along so good, so i'm trying to keep them seperated. i'm only having about 32 people there.
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            #16 nikkianddean

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              Posted 22 May 2008 - 10:20 AM

              Originally Posted by amyh
              Our guest count jumped from 154 to about 175 this past week, and I keep having to re-arrange the tables.
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              #17 MARIOLA

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                Posted 22 May 2008 - 10:51 AM

                Originally Posted by Morgan
                There is always just an assigned table for the bridal party. It works out fine & eliminates a lot of work.

                I agree...and personally, I don't like when I go to a wedding, & there's an assigned seat...I like to sit where I want to sit...

                #18 rodent


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                  Posted 22 May 2008 - 10:56 AM

                  Originally Posted by MARIOLA
                  I agree...and personally, I don't like when I go to a wedding, & there's an assigned seat...I like to sit where I want to sit...
                  I don't dislike assigned seating. I've just never done it. but, I've never had an issue with not having a seat assigned. I usually don't stay in my seat long anyway.

                  #19 Christine

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                  Posted 22 May 2008 - 10:57 AM

                  Originally Posted by Maybride09
                  we are having about 150 people
                  okay in that case you need to have at least tables assigned probably. That's what I did. I did table names and then assigned people to specific tables just for dinner and dessert, after that people were free to roam.
                  You don't have to assign them a specific seat but giving them a table to sit at is nice in my opinion. We had a lot of divorce issues that made this necessary for us, but if you think everyone wouldn't mind sitting with others and no one will somehow get left out then I say go for the open plan.

                  Also its fun to come up with table names based on your personalities or wedding theme (since we were in Napa, we had a survey on our website with everyone's fav. wineries and named the tables after those wineries-we also made an attempt to sit people at the table with their winery)
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                  #20 meltanirie

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                    Posted 22 May 2008 - 11:41 AM

                    Not sure what I am doing either. I have about 50-75 people so I may have to do the seating plan although I hear from past brides that it's a pain. I guess it also depends on the people you have at the wedding too...who can't get along etc...

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