So, the short answer is – assigned seating at your reception is not only a major courtesy move toward your guests, but it adds an additional hint of elegance to your affair. What bride wouldn’t want that?
“If you are having a plated meal with food choices then assigned seating is a must to make sure the right plate goes to the right guest,” says Terri Gilbreath of G.G. Events. “We encourage all of our clients to do assigned seating to make for a much smoother transition from cocktail hour into the main dinner reception. It makes the catering staff’s job easier and dinner service much more efficient.” And that’s just be technical about it.
When a guest can look at a chart and know where they’re supposed to be seated, that affords them a sense of comfort and welcome. No one likes having to scan a crowded room for an empty seat – especially if they’re attending solo. Take our word for it – a seating chart is a win for everyone.