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Creating your Wedding Seating Chart Tips

Creating your Wedding Seating Chart


Having a wedding seating chart is beneficial for many different reasons. One, it ensures all your loved ones have a seat and they’re surrounded by people that make them feel comfortable. Two, your guests will feel grateful that there was a spot chosen for them by the Bride and Groom. Third, no drama can ensue because you know who can and can not sit by each other. All of these are great reasons to take the time to create a well-thought-out seating chart. In this blog, we will cover all of the important aspects to keep in mind while creating your wedding seating chart. Enjoy.

Creating your Wedding Seating Chart

Table Sizes

First is you need a game plan for your tables. The size and shape will determine how many guests can be seated at each table. There are four typical types of tables for your reception: round, rectangle, oval, and square. They are all good for different reasons: Rectangular tables can fit more people into a slim space and it’s easier for guests to chat across them. Round tables are the most traditional option and can afford your guests more space! Keep your floor plan in mind, if you have other things set up for the day, DJ, photo booth, or any other important designated spaces.

Head Table

Having a table for your wedding party, not only keeps the crew together, but it is a great acknowledgment to the people representing your unity for the day! There are many ways you can do ahead table, so based on your venue and how many you have in your party, figure out how you want them set.

Parents and Family

Traditionally the parents of both couples share a table, along with another immediate family (grandparents, and siblings). But, families can be very blended these days, or just have other family conflicts that can cause that not always to work out. If that is the case, have 2 designated tables to disperse the close family member’s up on either side of the head table. This way they are still close, but can have some sort of separation!

Kids Table

This one is simple! If you have more than 10 kids over the age of 6, you can create a kid’s table! That way they can have some sort of entertainment or craft set up, and be surrounded by kids their age. This grouping help keep them in one central location and easier to keep track of.

Seating Chart

Make sure this is simple for guests to see, understand, and find at your reception! There are so many cute ideas out there about how this can be done. You can keep it as simple as nameplates at every seat on the table. But, if you have a sign near the entrance of the space, people can find the number of their table, and pick a seat! This way it is formal enough that they have a table, but still have the freedom to choose who they are sitting next to. Keep it simple!

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