i was just wondering are any of ye not doing seating plans i don't think i will i taught it would be easier to let them sit where they want . Is this a bad idea ?
I'm doing a table plan but not a seating plan. Telling people what table to sit at and let them sort it out among themselves after that. After being to a few weddings without a table plan I've decided it's something I want.
We're having a table plan but only because I think that if you don't tell people which table to sit at you'll probably end up with people trying to squeeze extra seats in to a table!! Maybe that wouldn't happen but I wouldn't put it past some people!!
I'm doing a table plan but not a seating plan. Of the last 5 weddings I've been to only one had a seating plan, one had a table plan, and 3 were just sit where you like! I'd always imagined that there would be problems/carnage with seat-yourselves but they all worked out grand and everyone got at a table with people they liked so there wasn't any issues
We didn't do a table plan. Personally I don't like them and prefer chosing for myself who I sit beside. I know DH's family wanted one (his sister and brother had one) but my family would have hated it. DH's family weddings were the only ones I've been to who had a seating plan.
jogrady09 I would definately recommend doing some sort of seating plan - like some of the girls - even do a table plan or something. I have been to two weddings with no seat plan and it was a nightmare getting a seat. The first one we couldn't sit with any of our gang because couldn't find enough seats left together and ended up eventually getting two seats together at a table with strangers. They second one I was alot more clued in and went in a grabbed a group table but felt really bad telling people "Oh sorry, this table is taken!". It also took ages to get everyone sat because people where looking for seats together etc..
Thanks for the replys i'm sorry for being stupid but i taught seating and table plans were the same thing
A table plan assigns say 10 people to each table - so as they enter they can see what table number they are sitting at and then they can sit at any seat at that table. Where as a seating plan allocates a person to a chair - so they get a table number and then at the table there are name card at each place telling them where to sit.
I would just sit the people together that know each other - they will enjoy the day alot more sitting with people they know. So for your family do three tables of 10 say close to the head table and then split your friends in a similar fashion, and then your H2B's family.
I thought table plans where were you assigned people to a table but they couls sit anywhere at that table and seating plans were where you assigned them to an actual seat and had a nameplace for them etc. Could be wrong?!
I didn't have a table plan, and nobody had any difficulty finding a seat. The hotel set more places than were needed to allow for people to sit with the people they wanted to.
If you are planning on mixing people up, or you are not sure who will want to sit where, I don't think there's much point in doing a table/seating plan -this defeats the purpose of having a plan!!
I've been to a few weddings this year that didn't have a plan, and I was quite happy.