You sent the invites out weeks ago thinking that was the end of dealing with the guest list. If only that were true! Now comes the task of creating a seating chart or forgoing that all together and allowing your guests to roam and sit wherever they please.
I’m going to be honest, as a wedding planner with 7+ years of experience, assigned seating has always made for a more enjoyable and relaxing reception. I know this is where you roll your eyes at me and say, “but it is sooooo much work and a huge headache to create!” Trust me, I know and agree with you. I created one for my wedding and even though I may have shed a tear or two from frustration, it made my big day so much more enjoyable knowing the family members that didn’t get along were on opposite sides of the room! Can I get a Hallelujah!? I know you feel me on that point.
How do you choose? Well, let’s go over some pros and cons, to help you decide.
Well, that’s really all the cons for assigned seating. Like I said it really is the way to go for most events, but let’s continue and you decide what is best for your big day.
Now, that we have touched on so many pros and cons for both assigned seating and open seating I feel that you can confidently make the choice that works best for you and your event.
You know the saying Happy Wife, Happy Life. Well, first it was said Happy Guest, Happy Wedding! Or at least that’s what I’ve been told.
To a night that lasts FOREVER!
Co-Owner + Venue Coordinator of Forever 5 Events
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