Believe it or not but decing how to seat your wedding guests at the reception can be very stressful and definitely not an easy task to tackle! A seating plan is crutial and extremely important for basically two reasons: you want your guests to be happy at your wedding and pallning ahead and deciding how to seat your guests can save you from alot of uncomfortable moments during your wedding reception. We went ahead and asked wedding planner Anna Sourbati from THE EVENT COMPANY and she gave us useful tips for guest seating!
“Either it is a formal dinner or a wedding reception, having planned ahead for a proper seating arrangement is something that can completely change the energy of the space”, Anna shared with us”.
“In order to avoid any type of confusion it is extremely important to create a guest seating chart and give your wedding guests escort cards that will guide them in correct direction and in a calm manner”.
“Avoid seating your friends at the same table! Many couples have told me that “matched” perfectly friends that have never met before!”
“When you are deciding on how to seat your wedding guests try to make each and every guest feel comfortable. Try to create groups of new and familiar people with common interests”.
“If you are not sure on how to seat your wedding guests, or if can’t decide on the seating arrangement of certain guests… don’t hesitate to ask for help from your family and friends. A new perspective can always be helpful!”
“Do not leave the seating arrangement plan on how to seat the guests for the last minute! No doubt there are going to be last minute changes… However try your hardest to have the majority of the seating plan completed at least one week before the wedding!”
Thank you Anna for your valuable advice!