Arranging the seating for your wedding reception can become quite a daunting process to go through. You have people wanting to sit with certain relatives and friends, some don’t like sitting near children, some don’t even like sitting with each other. So how do you go about making everyone happy?
At Ambience HQ we have chatted about how we would go about setting a seating plan. We all love talking about weddings and it was great to hear everyone’s views on this topic. One idea that we all liked was a mid week 50 guest vintage themed wedding, where pretty much nearly everyone knew each other. The traditional top table seating arrangement was not a priority so the bride and groom’s table was round which enable all the family to be seated, their table was also in the middle of room with guests tables seated around. We really like this idea, it gave a feeling of being very personal, cosy, and relaxing…lots of vintage fun! There wasn’t any speeches either just a couple of thank you’s and the party got underway.
So, thinking ahead to your wedding day would you have a table or seating plan? As most of your guests will be adults, should they be able to sit where they want?
When searching through the internet to see what Brides and Grooms are choosing to do currently, we came across some statistics that said:
This is where we all got to thinking about the problems it could cause if you didn’t have an organised seating plan.
So our advice is put a table plan or seating plan together, try to put people together that you think will get on. Your guests have to remember it is your day and you want them to share in your happiness, sitting them with someone they don’t know for a couple of hours isn’t a bad thing and could turn out to be great fun for them.
You can talk to our local Ambience Venue Stylists in your area, they would be more than be happy to go through some ideas of table planning and seating arrangements to go with your wedding theme.