In a wedding, plan wedding seating is important. It is true that buying bridal wedding dresses, modest bridesmaid dresses or wedding flower girls dresses is important. But peaceful atmosphere is also important. After all, it is not a good idea to put Aunt Masie next to Uncle Edward if they have been fighting for decades. It is not easy to make sure guests are comfortable with reception seating and who is sitting at their table. Here are some seating tips that maybe helpful.
Compile a list of the guests who will attend the reception. Make a note
of each name and whether each is bringing a guest. These people will
need to be seated with the originally invited person.
Find a large blank wall. If one is not available, tape a large piece of
blank paper or card stock to a door, wall or other area that will allow
you to work on your seating chart.
Write each person’s name on a Post-it Note. Include the name of the
family member or invited guest on each sheet for cross-reference. Place
the Post-it Notes to the side of the blank area you have prepared.
Include the bridesmaids, groomsmen and the bride and groom on your
Cut round circles out of paper and number them. Tape them on to the
blank area you have prepared (these represent the tables). Using the
design received from the venue, place them in approximately the
arrangement you are considering, leaving enough space around the circles
to place the Post-it Notes. Create a special “table” to use as the head
table for the wedding party.
Invite both the bride and groom’s mothers to assist with the seating
arrangement. They will know the family “secrets” and should be able to
provide insight into personalities. Have the mothers sit in front of the
seating diagram you have prepared. Read each name aloud and ask for
suggestions as to placement.
Add the table number assigned to each guest to the compiled guest list
after a consensus has been reached. After all the R.S.V.P.s has been
received you’ll need to approve a final seating chart.