Wedding table seating plans – There are many sensitive factors to take into consideration when choosing how to arrange your wedding seating plan. Though your spouse is very dear to you, it cannot be expected that every one of your spouse’s friends and family will get along with each other, and with your own friends and family. This can make things a bit complicated when it comes to making decisions regarding your wedding seating plan.
It is important to take into consideration the relationships between all of the wedding guests, in order to make sure the entire ceremony and reception goes off without a hitch. Sometimes it may be necessary to consult other family members, friends or members of your wedding party when making these decisions, but one should be careful. You never know who would like to stir up drama just to make things interesting or steal the spotlight from you on your big day. Only the closest and most trusted family members and friends should be consulted about such matters.
The traditional way to seat guests during a ceremony is quite simple, and typically recommended for even an unconventional wedding. The bride’s friends and family are seated to one side of the church or venue, and the groom’s are seated on the other. The closest family and perhaps a few very close family friends who are not a part of the wedding party (meaning best man, maid of honour, as well as the bridesmaids, and the groomsmen) are typically seated in the very front of the church, so they can have the best view of their beloved family or friend’s wedding ceremony.
It is important not to step on any toes when deciding who gets to sit up close. Perhaps you have a family member who is very wealthy, but you haven’t obtained much of a relationship with them. It would be best for you to seat them with your close family, because you never know when having someone such as that on your side could pay off, literally or figuratively. People can be very sensitive about where their priority in your life stands, and oddly enough the seat you decide to give them at your wedding can be an indication of that. Clearly your wedding is a very important matter for you, and you want the most important people to have the best view of your special day. Do your best not to leave anyone of importance out of the family viewing section, and make sure that even your distant relatives are well taken care of. You never know when they could become a less-distant relative.
As far as the reception goes, there are many possible options as far as seating configuration. If it is a large wedding, it is fairly likely that many of the guests have not met each other before. If you feel that most of the guests would be able to get along, circular tables and open, free choice seating can be a good idea. It gives people a chance to socialise with whomever they feel inclined to socialise with, and get to know each other while eating, drinking and being merry for you and your new marriage.
Though, this is not recommended for every situation. It heavily depends on the types of friends and family the bride and groom each happen to have. For instance, some people may tend to be more conservative, stuffy, and not the type to get drunk and overly merry at a wedding; while others may take the merriment to a different level, with copious drinking, dancing and loud conversations. If this is the situation, it would be best to have assigned seating, where the more conservative groups would be seated together, and the less conservative groups seated together to avoid possible strife and annoyance between the two.
The only people who truly know best how to seat their wedding guests are the bride and groom. It is highly recommended that they each communicate clearly and honestly about the types of people being invited to their wedding, what that can mean for the wedding, and how best to configure them so that everyone can have a positive experience. The hope is that both you and your wedding guests will remember your special day for a lifetime, as a positive and beautiful day of union and devotion to family and love.
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