In the last weeks of your wedding planning you will have the fun job of assigning seats to your guests based on your floor plan. For some people this job is easy, but for others it can be more difficult. Today we will share with you some pointers for creating your floor plan and for some basic rules of thumb to seating your guests in your space.
Step One - Create the Floor Plan
I actually love creating floor plans! They are so much fun to play around with!. If you are working with a venue, they most likely have a floor plan that they will provide and it will show you what fits where best. If you are going to be under a tent, the space is really flexible - minus poles if you are in a pole tent. We love using allseated.com - a free online tool that will allow for you to play within the dimensions of the space with tables and chairs to scale. You can even upload your guest list and assign guests to tables - it is pretty easy to use as well! If you are deciding between round tables and long tables - first see what fits best in the space you have, but don't worry about which table allows for better conversation as it is really six one, half dozen the other.
Seating Your Guests
Now when it comes to assigning your guests to tables, we can only really give you some pointers as we do not know your friends and family as well as you do! First you will need to decide where you are sitting. Are you going to do a sweetheart table, sit with other guests or with family? Then you can move on from there to family tables, bridal party tables, etc. We always recommend that grandparents or older guests are seated away from the band or DJ speakers so that they can have better conversations and putting your dancing friends closer to the dance floor. And if you have any family issues, be sure to seat everyone appropriately!
Other Tables in the Space
Here is a quick list of other tables that are typically in the space and where we recommend them:
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