Seating Charts at Wedding Reception Dinners

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    Jul 29, 2012 6:39 PM GMT
    At some point one realizes one has attended a really large number of weddings in life, and some patterns do emerge for the seating charts at the subsequent dinner receptions! Single guys who have not been extended an "and Guest" invitation get relegated to very "interesting" placements on the seating charts, I have noticed. I am not saying anything critical of the brides and grooms, as obviously one is seated at their convenience for their reception, but it makes for very interesting inferences to be drawn to guess exactly the reason why one was placed as one was! (Yes! I realize this is a "too much time on one's hands post!", but hey! It's Sunday morning.)
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    Jul 29, 2012 9:20 PM GMT
    Sulla saidAt some point one realizes one has attended a really large number of weddings in life, and some patterns do emerge for the seating charts at the subsequent dinner receptions! Single guys who have not been extended an "and Guest" invitation get relegated to very "interesting" placements on the seating charts, I have noticed. I am not saying anything critical of the brides and grooms, as obviously one is seated at their convenience for their reception, but it makes for very interesting inferences to be drawn to guess exactly the reason why one was placed as one was! (Yes! I realize this is a "too much time on one's hands post!", but hey! It's Sunday morning.)


    I assume this means you get placed at the gay table? Yeah, that's pretty irritating. I'd rather be placed at a table with people I can hold conversations with (gay or straight), rather than be stuck at a table based on my relationship status or sexuality.
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    Jul 29, 2012 9:28 PM GMT
    redsoxfan791 said
    I assume this means you get placed at the gay table? Yeah, that's pretty irritating. I'd rather be placed at a table with people I can hold conversations with (gay or straight), rather than be stuck at a table based on my relationship status or sexuality.

    better than the kids' table.
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    Jul 29, 2012 9:28 PM GMT
    I'm happy with either placement. Both have their pros and cons. At least there were gay people at the wedding you went to.
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    Jul 29, 2012 10:17 PM GMT
    aha.... this is awkward

    i thought it was

    "cheating starts at wedding reception dinners"

    so....

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    Jul 30, 2012 3:13 AM GMT
    redsoxfan791 said


    I assume this means you get placed at the gay table? Yeah, that's pretty irritating. I'd rather be placed at a table with people I can hold conversations with (gay or straight), rather than be stuck at a table based on my relationship status or sexuality.


    notadumbjock said
    better than the kids' table.


    No, no "gay or kid's table" there. It was a very nice reception at an extraordinary locale in San Francisco. The seating chart was done with great care, and I had no complaint whatsoever with dinner companions I had (close single friends and relatives of both the bride and groom, including a couple college-age nephews). It was the care with which every guest's placement was done, given the "problem" of where do you place singles at such affairs, which got me thinking about all the other such occasions I've attended and the decision-making process which the couple employ to do the seating. At this wedding I wouldn't have expected to be at that table, but it was just fine.


    bluey2223 saidI'm happy with either placement. Both have their pros and cons. At least there were gay people at the wedding you went to.


    One infant guest and no obviously gay ones, but then I had not previously met a lot of the other guests either, so who knows.

    TheGuyNextDoor saidOP,, that's a lot of "One"s in a post.. kinda made me dizzy and sleepy all at the same time.


    Deal with it! grin! Take some dramamine.

    TheGuyNextDoor said Did you get sat next to someone's grandma or what?


    Nope! That was the previous wedding: dinner partner to the bride's widowed grandpa and with the great white shark about 2 feet away in the big tank at the Monterey Aquarium.

    lucky_sevn saidaha.... this is awkward
    i thought it was
    "cheating starts at wedding reception dinners"


    grin! Dyslexia much, eh?!!
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    Jul 31, 2012 12:16 AM GMT
    notadumbjock said
    redsoxfan791 said
    I assume this means you get placed at the gay table? Yeah, that's pretty irritating. I'd rather be placed at a table with people I can hold conversations with (gay or straight), rather than be stuck at a table based on my relationship status or sexuality.

    better than the kids' table.


    Hahaha. Actually, it depends on the crowd. I've been to weddings where the kids table were having exponential amounts of more fun than any other table. For the most part, you're right.
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    Jul 31, 2012 12:54 AM GMT
    So where does one get sat?

    I am going a wedding this weekend. Single, friend of the groom and his parents.

    I'd like to see how my seat compares with your observations.
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    Jul 31, 2012 2:02 AM GMT
    No..No...NO!!..You engineer the seating chart for the chaos...
    You seat the southern baptist couple with the gay couple...
    ..The slutty female cousin..with that cheating guy and his wife...
    The touchy feely gayish uncle with those twinky college dudes...
    ..Your rich upp-ity aunt with that hot guy with the giant bulge in his pants..that just got out of prison..this morning...!

    Let the alchohol flow and hit record..!
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    Jul 31, 2012 2:12 AM GMT
    Anocxu saidNo..No...NO!!..You engineer the seating chart for the chaos...
    You seat the southern baptist couple with the gay couple...
    ..The slutty female cousin..with that cheating guy and his wife...
    The touchy feely gayish uncle with those twinky college dudes...
    ..Your rich upp-ity aunt with that hot guy with the giant bulge in his pants..that just got out of prison..this morning...!

    Let the alchohol flow and hit record..!


    Actually, that's not a bad idea. I fully support this idea.