One of the Wedding Paper Divas girls recently attended a wedding that ran into a slight hiccup. A seating chart was made denoting where each guest should sit, but since the wedding planner was running late the staff failed to implement it. Instead, the reception became a free for all, with guests sitting wherever they please, the bride and grooms’ families complaining that they weren’t permitted to sit up front and waiters thoroughly confused as to which table had three prime ribs and which table only had two.
In short, it turned into a bit of a fiasco.
This type of debacle begs the question—is it better to have a seating chart, or to simply go without?
What’s your favorite way to arrange guests at a wedding? Pre-arranged tables? Open seating? Front tables reserved for family but no strict seating chart?
Do wedding seating charts make you want to rant or rave?