As event planners, we can take care of just about every aspect of your wedding from beginning to end. But, one thing that the couple has to create is the seating chart. Which family members shouldn't necessarily sit at the same table? Are you mixing friends and family or keeping them separated? These are just a couple questions that are ultimately up to the couple, and we're sharing a few tips below to make the overwhelming process a bit easier.
1. Consider Table Shape
Whether you have farm tables, classic rounds, or more of a modern square shape, this is one of the biggest factors that will affect your seating arrangement. Decide on this detail early on in the wedding planning process so you will know exactly how many people you can seat at each, and you don't have to rearrange the chart multiple times.
2. Ask Your Parents for Help
Whether it's the friends that your parents insist on inviting or extended family that you haven't seen in a few years, enlisting your parent's help to seat them is the way to go. Chances are, they'll know exactly where to put them, and it'll save you time and stress in the long run!
3. Do It Digitally
Drag and drop seating? Yes, please! Using a site like WeddingWire makes it simple and easy to make changes and rearrangements to your seating chart in a matter of minutes. It doesn't get any more convenient than that!
4. Use a Guide
Having that overwhelmed feeling of not knowing where to start? Following an etiquette guide is a great way to know where to place your parents in relation to the wedding party table, where to seat singles and couples, and more. Once you follow the guide, it'll make going down the list a breeze.
5. Don't Wait Until the Last Minute
We're talking to you, procrastinators! Of course there will be last-minute changes, but it's nice to have a pretty solid plan in place so there's one less thing you have to worry about the week of your wedding.
Want more tips to make your wedding day go as smoothly as possible? Check out the rest of our blog posts, and stay tuned for more!