Don’t let the blank spreadsheet waiting to be filled in with your seating arrangements cause unnecessary stress during the planning process. Follow these few easy tips and we’re sure you will have all of your guests placed in no time!
- Consider the type of dinner you are having when deciding what style of tables you will use. Round tables work nicely with a traditional plated dinner. Long, rectangular tables create a relaxed, family style feeling for buffet dinners.
- There are many different directions you can go when it comes to your head table. Traditionally, the head table would consist of the bride and groom, both sets of parents, the maid of honor and best man. If your family is non-traditional consider seating parents at separate tables with other family members and having a head table complete with the wedding party.
- Often times, dinner service is the only time the two of you have to sit and reflect on all the excitement throughout the day. Sweetheart tables are intimate and give you the opportunity to spend time together.
- Your guests will look forward to catching up with friends and family at your wedding. When assigning tables, group guests together from different stages of your life. For example, immediate family, college friends, colleagues, etc.
- Don’t let the idea of creating seating arrangements bog you down too much. Remember, at the end of the day, everyone is delighted to just be celebrating with you!