Choose A Seat Not A Side

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Choosing seats not sides has been a trend for a while now, but how do you know if it’s right for you?

PROS:

  • Keep it fun, informal and go with the flow
  • It’s a welcoming gesture meant for both party sides
  • Less planning on the front end
  • Different guests get to know each other

CONS:

  • Social pressure and stress on guests
  • Chaos while guests are trying to find a seat
  • Some families or groups may be split between sections or tables
  • Tables left with a few seats open and more tables/chairs are needed to seat groups

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While picking seats not sides is a nice gesture, I vote for assigned seating to ensure your guests are able to have an enjoyable experience on your wedding day. If you really prefer open seating plans, try assigning guests to a table and not a seat. This will ensure everyone has a place to sit while giving them some freedom to pick the seat at their table.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on the pros + cons of open seating vs. assigned seating!

Happy Planning!

K A T R I N A

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