Friday, 30 November 2018

Tips On Putting Together A Wedding Seating Plan

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A wedding is full of details that often go overlooked by a casual observer. There are decorations, colours, utensils, plates, favours and so much more that all must be carefully considered. Another thing to consider is the wedding seat plan. So, here are some tips to consider when arranging a seat plan during a reception.

1.      Remember that the goal is to make everyone feel comfortable and create a great atmosphere. Don’t take requests, though, as it will get too confusing and you cannot satisfy everyone.
2.      Be prepared for difficulties and know that the process can take time.
3.      Make the table chart easy by using the simple formula of have the first table as table one, the second table is two and so forth.
4.      Start the seating arrangements with the parents of the bride, the parents of the groom, siblings, and their families and so forth.
5.      Consider the similarities guests have and sit them together.
6.      Choose someone to help you. After all, two opinions are better than one. You need someone who can provide a unique perspective that can help alleviate potential roadblocks to the seating process.
7.      Make sure the bride and groom sign off on the seating plan.
8.      Consider the location of a buffet, the dance floor, and the bar because it can make a difference for elderly people.
9.      Check with the venue to discover where speakers and similar items will be placed so that the elderly will be able to hear the speeches.
10.    Find out about where the entertainment is going to take place. Don’t only consider the music, but are you having a section with sweets for children? If so, sit them near, but not too close to the cake - you don’t want it to fall over! If you are having a photobooth and props such as those at Backdrop Lab, sit people near it that will encourage others to go in and get their photo taken so you have lots of nice and funny photos.  
11.    Find a way to connect people with others without creating unnecessary stereotypes or having a table only for singles, divorced people and so forth. .
12.    In the grand scheme of things, there are so many other wedding details to consider, so don’t fret.
13.    Do not be afraid to try something new by sticking a couple of families who have never met together.
14.    When you are happy, get the chart printed up straight away.
15.    After the chart is done, focus on other fun things like wedding music and be at peace that the seating arrangement has been finalised.

from here

A seating chart can be tough. What does the bride do with her divorced parents who do not get along? What does the groom do with his friends who drink too much? Unruly cousins, bitter friends or relatives and so much more can make a seating plan difficult. But don’t let this worry you too much! Follow the tips above and you can ensure it goes well.



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