This seems to be a hot, hot topic. I was going to have a seating arrangement for my estimated 120 guests at our buffet style reception, thinking it would be easier on everyone. My coordinator, personal attendants and nearly ALL friends I've asked say to have an open seating arrangment, as there is not a plated meal.
Other articles, blogs etc I've read say that this can be a disaster, as families/couples get split up, or people move chairs from one table to cram over on another in order to sit with their desired group.
Most of my guests I've asked so far prefer open seating. I am from a small town and we are all VERY close, so I think that everyone on my side will be fine. My fiance has a large family, who are all very social. I think they will be fine as well. I suppose I keep second guessing myself because I can't seem to get the vision of the "lonely kid in the cafeteria, looking for a spot to sit". Opinions? Pros and Cons?