One of the most difficult tasks when planning a wedding is deciding who will sit by who. As entertaining conversations and a stress free environment is key to keeping your guests happy, it’s best to carefully set up seating to prevent any discomfort or confusion. Here are 5 top tips from Social Tables to make this process easier and more fun!
- Make it easy for guests to find their seat! There are many creative options for escort cards and place cards, but make sure they are easy to spot and easy to read. One of our favorites was seen at Amy Smart’s wedding.
- Set up the tables to allow for active conversation, and give your guests enough room for comfort. It might be better to make the floral arrangements a little smaller so the guests can easily see each other. Also, consider using a 5.5′ round table instead of the standard 5′ to seat 8 guests and a 6′ round to seat 9 guests.
- For the head table, traditionally the Groom is seated to the right of the Bride and guests are alternated female-male. Some couples are switching this up and making a “Sweetheart’s Table” for just the two of them instead. Also, make the head table stand out by adding different floral arrangements or a great backdrop.
- Seat the elderly, pregnant or those with small children near the exit and bathrooms. Also, seating the elderly or hard of hearing near where the speeches will be is advisable.
- Seat each couple next to one another at a round table and across from each other at a rectangular table. Long-form tables are on the rise for trendy couples!