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Seating Chart Help
The seating chart maybe one of the most tedious parts of a wedding. These simple table plan ideas are the perfect way to get your wedding seating plan under control.
DO find out how many tables you'll have and how many guests they sit before starting to work out a plan.
DON'T split up couples if you can help it – most guests will prefer to sit with their partner.
DO have a children's table if you're having younger guests. Positioning it near the door can be a good idea so they can be taken out if they misbehave during the speeches.
DON'T even consider putting any awkward single friends on the children's table though – it's a safe bet they'll never forgive you!
DO mix and match guests. You don't have to place people in friendship groups if you think it might be cliquey
DON'T struggle trying to work out your seating. Write everyone's names on post-it notes and move them around until you find an arrangement you like.
DO try to put at least a couple of people who know each other on each table – it'll help to kick-start conversation
DON'T forget to think about the bridal table seating plan. Traditionally this table should seat the bride, groom, the best man and the matron of honour, as well as your groomsmen and bridesmaids but you don't have to stick to this!
Also take your time to plan this through, I often have brides tell me the best way to do the seating chart is to open a bottle of wine get a couple of the girls around and make a night of it.
Elizabeth Notting – Rydges Capital Hill Wedding Planner
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