Assigning seats or tables

Guests can be assigned to a table (where they can choose any seat) or assigned to a specific seat. We don't have exact figures, but it seems that assigning tables is probably more common in the USA and assigning seats is more common in Europe. Both approaches are valid and whichever you choose is a matter of personal preference.

Seat assignment

  • you can ensure that speakers and VIP guests are seated in the most appropriate seats
  • makes it easier for waiting staff to deliver meals to specific guests
  • more popular with guests according to a survey
  • is a good opportunity for the organizer to do some matchmaking!

Table assignment

  • is slightly less work for the organizer
  • does not require place cards
  • guests have some choice who they sit next to

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