Do you need a seating chart? If you have a small, informal reception, you may not feel you need a plan. However, for larger numbers, or a sit down meal, both you and your guests may benefit from a seating chart. Guests are saved from a mad panic of trying to find a seat at a table with their friends/family, and you can place people where they’ll be happiest! The wedding meal may last for 2-3 hours. It is a significant part of the day. If your guests are sitting with people they get along with, it will make a big difference to their overall enjoyment of the day!
There are a number of options for the seating plan:

- No plan at all – best for stand up buffets or small and informal events.

- Assign guests to tables – you allocate guests to tables but they choose their own seat.

- Assign guests to seats – you specify the seats at which each guest will sit.

Just remember one thing. . . do what you think would make you and your guests most comfortable!