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For anything larger than a small, informal reception, a wedding seating plan is likely to make a significant difference to the success of your reception.
In the UK, the Bride and Groom would traditionally sit in the middle of the wedding top table flanked by the Bride's parents, then the Groom's parents and finally by the Best Man and Chief Bridesmaid.
Don't feel you need to stick with tradition though as there are plenty of alternative top table layouts you can use, including the US-style head table. Using a simple-to-use computer-based seating planner such as TopTablePlanner you'll be able to make major changes with a few clicks, and minor changes in much less time than it would take to draw it all out again by hand.
The closest tables: No matter what type of seating plan arrangement you choose, always try to make sure that those tables closest to the Bride and Groom are reserved for your closest friends and family.
Table names: To simplify people finding their table, why not give each table a number - or better still, a name.
It's always a good idea to visit the venue and ask them about the availability of tables, whether there are long tables, round, or both. Prominently displayed at your reception venue, your seating plan is likely to get a lot of attention from your guests. If you fancy something a little bit different, how about a Periodic Table themed seating plan!
Perfect for a couple with a science connection, each 'element' indicates an individual guest with colour coding used to show which table they are sitting at. If you've visited some interesting places together, a world map themed seating plan would be perfect!
A frame design seating plan makes a visually impressive feature at your wedding, whilst being easy to make.
We've just shown a few ideas here so do visit our blog for lots more seating plan design inspiration! I designed the following seating chart using M’s (Martha Stewart) wedding tools section on her website.
I used to think that assigned seating at reception was more work than it’s worth and reminded me too much of school. In many cases it is helpful to abandon the restrictions which tend to come with top table plans. On the other hand, seating people on tables where they know no one might not be a good idea either.
Use design ideas from your colour scheme or theme if you have one and perhaps try and match the look of your other wedding stationery.
And unfortunately, if you have a specific vision and you want your vendors to deliver your dream wedding, then you need to have a seating chart in place. I was able to play around this feature and virtually design how our wedding venue will look like on a logistical standpoint.
OK, the only progress I have made is got the final image from one of my favorite wedding elves, SarahNWonderland (shout out to etsy!!)… but that is still progress. Certainly don't wait for all of your RSVPs to come in or you'll end up having a huge rush to try to organise the whole seating plan at the last moment. Knowing what's available, and having a general idea about possible seating plans will allow you to start thinking about your own plan. Simply frame a map of the world and pin a luggage label to it for each table, each one being named after place you have visited.
The seating plan is frozen inside special slow melting ice which should remain looking stunning for around 6 to 8 hours. I know this isn’t the most glamorous of topics, and probably one of the biggest hassles of wedding planning (especially since it haunts us as the days tick away, when our weddings our just around the corner!), BUT, I am determined to at least make this creative, if not fun!!
If your seating plan has named tables, this immediately removes the problem of having a perceived hierarchy. You'll know about your close friends and family, so start working out a seating plan as soon as possible.
Save time, spare yourself a headache and reduce waste paper - use a more dynamic solution such as Excel, or an online wedding seating planner such as TopTablePlanner. Using your guest list, our wedding table planners can be formatted including a top table and guest tables all designed to compliment your choice of wedding stationery. Some of the amazing seating charts done by the bride-land-famous calligraphers are truly pieces of art, but we are looking for something just a bit different!! Co-ordinate your design with our place name cards, napkin rings, seating plans, menus and other personalised wedding stationery for a reception that will impress your guests.
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