Once they come in, you’ve got another task ahead of you that can be tricky: Figuring out where everyone is going to sit – and who they’re going to sit with. At an informal wedding, a seating arrangement is not always necessary, but guests will always find them helpful whether you’ve invited 25 or 250.
- Seat parents and close friends and relatives together and close to the head table.
- If your parents are divorced, don’t seat them together; let each be the head of their own table.
- Consider guests’ connections and interests when creating your seating chart. You want guests to talk to each other and have a good time, so group them to maximize conversation.
- Set up a table or other arrangement with place cards (alphabetized) near the entrance to your reception and clearly label your tables.
TELL US: How are you organizing your seating arrangements?