THE TABLE & SEAT ASSIGNMENTS
now that most everyone has mailed back their rsvp cards, it’s time to get crackin’ on those table and seat assignments! i’ve been to receptions where there have been assigned seats, assigned tables, or no assignments at all, which i think covers the entire gamut of what is available. i personally prefer at least assigned tables, because the last thing i would want for our guests is them scrambling to save a seat or fighting to add another chair to an already full table. no one wants that kind of animalistic discord at their reception, right? right! especially when it is avoidable with a few simple seating charts.
it actually is working out in our favor for the reception because the venue requires that each guest have at least a table assignment and, if we so choose, a seat assignment. how nice when things fall into place like that! there are a few tables that will intentionally have assigned seats, but all other guests will simply be assigned to a particular table and then can choose their seat from there. part of the reasoning behind the assigned tables is simply to keep organized. the other part, which i like most, is that if someone doesn’t have a table assignment card and isn’t on our guest list (aka they didn’t rsvp at all or rsvp’ed “no” and then decided to make a guest appearance), then they so nicely get to stand aside and cannot enter the reception until the “authorities” get permission to let them into the ballroom. this is why sending your rsvp in a timely manner is important, people! we brides and grooms have a lot on our plates in these last few weeks before the big day, and the more we can do ahead of the time, the saner we will be. so, if you’d like a spot at the dinner table, you better let us know!
anyway, now that i’m off that soapbox, the next thing to do is figure out who is going to sit where. our guest list naturally has certain categories like immediate family, extended family, childhood friends, college friends, work friends, family friends, so on and so forth. for many of those groups, it makes sense to potentially sit people with people they already know. that would be easy, right? but don’t you think that, for example, your work people see each other all the time and might like to get to know other guests at your big day? i think so! i certainly think the table assignments are a great opportunity to mix things up, so don’t be surprised if we seat you with someone you might not know. now, if this doesn’t really sound like it is up your alley, please keep two things in mind. first, it’s our wedding and we’ll seat people wherever we like. 🙂 second, you won’t be at your table all night. dinner is only part of the party we have planned for you, so you’ll most certainly have the opportunity to visit your friends at the bar, on the dance floor, etc…at the end of it all, what we want more than anything is for our guests to have a unique, fun experience on our wedding day, and we look forward to bringing all of that to you in just 25 days. can’t wait to see you there!