19 Feb 2014
February 19, 2014

Wedding Seating Plan Guidelines

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Organizing the seating plan for your wedding can be overwhelming, but these tips can help put you on the right track.

What To Do And Not To Do When It Comes To Wedding Seating Plans

DO: find out the number of tables you’ll have and how many guests they will sit before you begin to work out a plan.

DO NOT: split up couples – most guests prefer to sit with their partner or spouse.

DO: create a children’s table if you have younger attendees. Place this table near the door in case children need to be taken out if they misbehave.

DO NOT: think too hard about seating arrangements. Just write everyone’s names on Post-It notes and then move them around until you find a set-up you like.

Tips For Optimal Seating Plans

• Change it up: If you seat families together, then people don’t have the opportunity to mingle. However, seating people where they don’t know a single person is also a bad idea.

Image courtesy of Artur84: FreeDigitalPhotos.net• Don’t have a table just for singles: Seating all the singles together at a table can make it painfully awkward for them.

• Female/male seating: If you have round table, then the basic seating plan is to have females and males sitting alternately round the table.

• The best seats: Make sure that the tables closest to the Bride and Groom are set aside for the closest friends & family.

• Place cards: Ensure that you use transparent name cards for your guests. This will help them get to their seat easily and quickly.

 A Final Note

Don’t try to make things difficult on your guests. Hopefully, there will be no tension to begin with, but if there is, ask your guests to put aside their differences for one day. Gently remind them that this is your special day, and you want it to be that way.

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