If you’re planning a small wedding and/or prefer no assigned seats at the ceremony, this no seating plan sign to the rescue!
Some couples are faced with a little awkward ceremony seating.
Whether the bride or groom has a very small family and worry it will look unbalanced, or you just don’t want to force guests to choose a side, this wedding sign sit anywhere trend is the easiest way to fix awkward ceremony seating. :)
No Seating Plan Sign
For the ceremony, no seating chart = no problem! You can skip on the whole bride’s side sits on the left, the groom’s on the right; that is a classic tradition, but you do not have to follow it by all means.
Many couples are skipping this tradition altogether and choosing to have no seating rules at the ceremony. This encourages guests to sit anywhere they’d like at the ceremony: mix-and-mingle, get to know each other!
Lean this handmade sign at your ceremony entrance or place on an easel to alert your guests about the “no rules” rule. :)
Instead of searching around for place cards or a seating chart, this come as you are sign will tell your guests to relax and pick a seat anywhere they’d like for the ceremony.
Here’s the pretty sign for your rustic ceremony — handmade by ClearbrookCrafts:
Now, here’s the recommendation: you should absolutely still reserve a row of seats or two for immediate family members, elderly guests, and anyone else you’d like to have an “assigned” seat. You can use this to reserve seats at your wedding. Some couples even “save a seat” for a lost loved one, one of the ideas in this sweet and heartfelt blog post on honoring lost loved ones at your wedding.
Do I Need a Seating Plan?
For the reception, do you really need a seating plan?
YES. For the love of cake, YES. Please have a seating chart at your wedding.
Of course, you can skip it — you can skip anything you don’t like, honestly! — but we highly recommend you use one for the reception.
It’s not because we’re being lame and strict and making you stick to tradition.
We love twists and alternatives at weddings, but this is one I’m a stickler on.
You see, at the reception, when there is no seating chart… it tends to get a bit chaotic.
A funny thing happens: guests get confused and look around for escort cards.
Then they get nervous that they won’t get a “good seat” (they’re all good, I know, but srsly) and then they start to make abrupt seat changes and place setting moves.
Like, it’s insane.
They push chairs together, move chairs from one table to another to “save” them for other people, mess up the overall aesthetic of your tables.
It’s like when you’re going on a field trip in grade school and you are in a line, waiting to get on. You know the seats near the back are where the fun happens, the big bumps, the good jokes, and most of your friends are sitting there.
But as the line keeps going into the bus, the seats get filled.
I don’t know if that feeling ever goes away, even as an adult – ha! You’re trying to get the “best seats” and by having a seating chart all pre-made for guests, everyone already has a spot “saved”, so to speak.
Ah, well, you get what I mean.
Get rid of the confusion with a seating chart like this instead. :)
And… if your wedding is very small, you probably don’t need a seating chart. As we always say, you do you. This wedding day is going to be awesome and everything you pick is completely your choice! We just give you the best advice we can. :)
Does this wedding sign sit anywhere idea resonate with you? Do you like this idea, or are you a fan of the traditional brides’ family to the left and grooms’ family to the right?
Tell us what you think in the comment box below!
P.S. How to Easily Make Your Own Seating Chart Here