23 April 2015
Organising your seating plan for your big day is a daunting task. Deciding where family, friends, colleagues and loved ones should sit during your wedding is never easy and can often be overwhelming.
Don’t panic, as this blog post aims to ease your fears and get you to start thinking about the all-important wedding seating plan! We take you through the planning journey, helping you get started, providing a few handy hints, and ending with a couple of head table arrangements. Remember, there is no right answer so devise a plan/arrangement that feels right for your and your fiancé.
Start by buying a large piece of cardboard and drawing your reception venue along with the planned layout of tables. Write all your guests names on thin post-its – you might want to use different colours for each category, ie: friends, family, colleagues and so on. These post-its can then be placed on the ‘tables’ on the cardboard sheet. Using post-its makes it easy to move people around and explore different options.
These handy tips should help you crack the seating plan within no time.
Here are a few seating layouts to give you inspiration!
The head table is of great significance and the focal point of your seating plan. Everyone is always keen to see the newly married couple and their bridal party. While traditionally, the head table always included immediate family recently, we have seen more modern arrangements work really well.
Here are a few seating arrangement options for your head table:
For the traditionalist, this head table arrangement honours your family and closest friends.
If your parents are keen to play ‘host’ and mingle with guests, the below option is a great alternative.
This setting is lovely for those of you having an intimate ceremony and prefer to stay in the spotlight.
With either of the above two options, remember to seat each set of parents nearer to the head table with close family.
We hope the above helps demystify the science behind seating plans and helps your plan your special day! X