Dedicated June 2019

Overflow/last minute seating

Amanda, on May 29, 2019 at 2:13 PM Posted in Planning 0 8
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Putting together my seating chart. We have a few last minute invitations out. We have almost an entire table for last minute additions. How would you put that on the chart? or would you leave it off and hope that if people don't see their names that they are at the next to empty table? Thoughts?


  • Victoria
    VIP October 2018
    Victoria ·
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    I think everyone that RSVPs yes should be assigned to a table on your chart.
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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    I don’t understand. Why isn’t everyone who RSVP’d yes on the seating chart?
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  • LB
    Champion November 2016
    LB ·
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    You should get an RSVP from everyone before the event and assign them a table.

    This (along with the fact that b-lists are rude to your guests) are one of the reasons people suggest only sending out one round of invites.

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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
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    Can you wait until a few days before the wedding to finalize your seating chart?

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  • Danielle
    Master June 2019
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    I agree with PPs. I went to a wedding that I could have sworn I RSVP'd to. But I was super pregnant too, soooo I guess it's possible I forgot...dang pregnancy brain. Anyways, the seating chart was at the entrance of the dining room. We didn't see our names on the chart, so we left, because I was embarrassed and didn't want to be standing around with no seat or sit where I wasn't supposed to. Therefore, I'd strongly recommend everyone having their name assigned to a table if you plan to assign seating....otherwise they may leave if they don't see their name.

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  • Formerbride
    VIP June 2019
    Formerbride ·
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    Danielle makes a good point. It can get very confusing!
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  • Mcskipper
    Master July 2018
    Mcskipper ·
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    Finalize the chart when you finalize your guestlist. There are plenty of options for this— if printing one big chart, wait and do it right before the event once you have everyone’s name. Or scrap that style and do escort cards. If you really want it chart style, you can also print each table individually and attach each to a larger board/surface.

    Do NOT just leave guests names off the chart though. If I didn’t find my name I’d never just assume I was at an empty table (nor would I even think to look around for a table without a number), and I’d just think I was an after thought or not really wanted there— it sends a really terrible message, so definitely avoid that at all costs.
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  • Jessica
    Dedicated August 2019
    Jessica ·
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    Do you have extra room in the chart? Cause I’d try to squeeze it on there if I were you. Personally I get a ton of anxiety if I can’t find where I’m supposed to go lol
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