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Tips on Doing a Seating Chart for Your Wedding

Tips on Doing a Seating Chart for Your Wedding

People like to feel a sense of belonging. The sitting chart is the most courteous way to classify your guest and make them feel appreciated and accommodated. The arrangements should ensure that the tables are filled and well label to ease the burden on the guests and the catering staff during dinner. Spacing is a key factor; you should ensure that your seating chart has provided enough space between the table and the seats in order to avoid small accidents and congestion as well. When the couples create the seating chart, there is some factor to consider. Here are some tips.

  • Choose the table’s shape. Tables come in a variety of shapes. The most common shapes include; round, oval, rectangle, and square. Space available dictates which kind of tables to use. Triangle shaped tables offer good space, and people can converse easily across the tables. The same case with square tables but square tables require much space as they need to be many in numbers compared to rectangle tables. Roundtables offer a traditional approach and create enough space where guests sharing a table can move freely without interruption.
  • Set aside a table for the parents. The best way to promote family bonding is to have both the groom’s and bride’s parents sit together on one table. If grandparents and sibling are gracing the occasion, they should be set to seat on a table next to that of the parents. This helps the close family to interact freely and also share the joy.
  • Draw a physical seating chart. A physical chart will make things seem easy and organized. After setting the table arrangements, you have already come up with the plan of how you have allocated your guests to the tables. It becomes easy to draw a neat diagram, indicating where you expect each guest to sit. The diagram should be neat. You can have the seats labeled too, using a post-it. Where you write the name of a guest on a post-in, then stick it on a poster board of your wedding colors. This makes it look extra fancy. The writing should be neat and legible, making it easy for the guests to read.
  • Categorize your guests by groups. Using your guest's list, you can group your guest as follows; family members, work friends, college friends, high school friends, and any other category. This will give the guest an excellent chance to interact and to get along well since they have some history to share. It is fair to place your close friends near as it will show a good sign of gratitude and this will make them feel appreciated. For those friends who are single, it would be good if you fix them in random tables to encourage them to mingle with the others.