Skip the seating chart for your wedding! Now say that ten times over and breathe a big sigh of relief that you get to check something off your to-do list. This isn’t a bash on seating [read: designated table] charts, and you have my full support if it’s something you are just dying to do, but ask yourself WHY you want a seating chart.
Is it because you know there is a bucket load of family or friend drama and this will save everyone the pain of awkward encounters? Is it because you think your guests will have a much better time if they have a designated table to flock to? Is Queen Elizabeth, Orlando Bloom, and Kylie Jenner attending and it seems like the perfect level up needed to impress them? Maybe you flat out think your guests are incapable of talking to strangers. Whatever your why is, take it to the next level and ask yourself “Is this really worth my time?” Because honey, this ain’t a simple afternoon project. This is something you will be working on up until the month of your wedding because you will still be waiting for RSVPs, you will deal with last-minute cancellations, and you still have to get the design printed/shipped/picked up, etc.
9 times out of 10 the answer to the latter question is: NO. It’s not worth your time. You have so much on your plate as it is, so let’s start working smarter not harder, shall we? Your guests will be FINE if you skip the seating chart. As it says, part of the fun of weddings is meeting other people who share the same love for the couple being celebrated!