Our reception is at a restaurant & originally FI & I didn't want assigned seating bc we figured if the tables are in 4s, people can just sit with whoever they want. Well, when we met with the site they said they wanted to do the tables in 6s &/or 8s to make serving easier. Sooooo, now we are debating what to do about seating.
FI wants us to NOT have any kind of assigned seating & just let people fend for themselves, with the exception of a few "reserved" tables for us & our families. My argument is that because we're doing the trolley tour ahead of time and most of our family members (inclu aunts/uncles/cousins) will be on the last trolley with us (which arrives 15-30min after everyone else), if we DON'T assign seating, they will be left with the bad seats in the back OR we'll have to reserve like 1/3-1/2 of the total seats--which I feel like if you are going that far, why not just assign all the seats?
Any suggestions/opinions for us? Please share what you'd prefer as a guest & if there's a reason WHY that we're not thinking of!