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Q & A: Do I need to do assigned seating?

YES!  Assigned table seating is strongly encouraged for a seated buffet or plated meal.  This makes the guests feel more at home and comfortable knowing where to go and it helps with the flow of the event.

 

There is a misconception that with assigned seating guests have to sit in a certain place at the tabe.  Not true!  The “technical” term is escort card.   Just assign your guests a table and they can decide where they would like to sit once they get there.   There are so many creative ideas for escort cards (thank you Pinterest!).

Wedding Etiquette - Assigned Seating

You can do a seating chart if you prefer.   Eitherway, PLEASE alphabetize your cards and list, it makes it easier for the guest to locate their name.

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The only exception to providing assigned tables would be if you are offering a strolling reception style menu because you want your guests to mingle.  I recommend a few reserved tables for bridal party and immediate family.  Your Event Specialist will help you decide the best number of tables based on your menu and final guest count.

 

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