Simplifying Seating Arrangements

 

 

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Seating arrangements can be one of the most daunting tasks a bride takes on throughout the entire planning process. Kudos to you for spending a few minutes reading up on how to make your life that much easier and less stressful. Deciding where to seat your over excited Uncle, or your painfully shy cousin who won’t talk to anyone can be one of the trickiest pieces of the puzzle. If those sound like a few of the struggles you’re having, keep on reading.

First thing’s first! Let’s make a list. If you’ve been reading my blog lately, you know I love to make lists. A seating list is definitely one of the first things you should do after you get those eagerly awaited response cards back. Get out your favorite notebook, pen and fianc√© and let’s get started.

In this order, write down all of your guests. {You can make one list together, or each of you write separate lists.}¬†Her immediate family, his immediate family, her close relatives, his close relatives, her best friends, his best friends, her other, his other. Once you’ve separated your guests into those catagories, you have a better idea of how many people you’ll have at each table. Check with your venue to make sure you know exactly how many guests you can have at each table. Some tables fit 8-10 people, other tables fit 10-12.

 

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Sometimes you will find that your parents will want their friends at their table instead of other family. That is totally normal! {Especially if it’s friends they don’t see very often and family that live around the corner and they see all too often if you know what I mean.}

You will find that once you start with those simple guidelines mentioned above, everyone starts to fall into place naturally.

Stay tuned for our next topic coming this Thursday: “How to choose your Bridal Party”

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Happy wedding planning!

-Jessica

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