My fiancé and I decided on no assigned table seating for our reception. I figured we’re all adults here and can sit ourselves. I’ve never been a fan assigned seating it weddings I’ve been to because 1. You often get stuck with complete strangers and could have had way more fun than if you sat down with the people you wanted to 2. I’ve noticed that assigned seating causes people to feel like they chained to that seat and they don’t mingle very much.
With that being said I’d love to hear any recommendations/ tips from people who did unassigned seating at the reception! Our biggest hurdle is making sure our family has seats when they come to dinner as they will be taking family photos with us when everybody is grabbing their seats during happy hour.