3 Tips To Keep In Mind When Seating Guests At Your Wedding Reception

If you are in the midst of planning your wedding, we are sure you have experienced your fair share of stressful moments by this point. That’s just all apart of the fun, right? If you haven’t gotten to the point of your wedding planning where you choose seating arrangements, get prepared for some more stress! Depending on which couple you ask, some will say planning the seating chart is the most stressful part about the whole process.

Maybe if you’re having a low-key wedding, with only 25 guests and a light buffet reception, it will be a little bit easier. However, if you and your significant other both come from large families and expect a big crowd for the reception, the seating assignment is important. As one of the best wedding venues near Bensalem, we know how couples can make the process as smooth as possible. Here are 3 tips from Village Catering.

Create a spreadsheet.

Charts and spreadsheets are your best friend when it comes to making seating arrangements as painless and stress-free as possible. For example, you can designate a column of your spreadsheet to just friends, one for family, and another for the family of your spouse. The more categories you have to create, the more columns you should make. Not only will you stay organized, but now you have a visual aid to make things a lot less stressful.

Consider the floor plan.

One of the most important things you can do as you arrange seating for the reception is keep the floor plan in mind. Those who are most important to you: mom, dad, grandparents, siblings – should all have the best seats in the house to ensure they catch all the action and festivities of this joyous occasion. Another important thing to consider are guests, like elderly family members who may need special accommodations because of wheelchairs, walkers, etc. It’s probably wise not to sit your elderly aunt and uncle right next to the DJ booth!

Don’t forget about family drama.

Sometimes, there’s just certain people in the family who just can’t seem to get along. Luckily for you, the power is in your hands to separate the rowdy crews from each other. The best way to be sensitive and considerate to all guest at the reception is by avoiding any comfortable situations with seating and family drama. Not only will your guests appreciate this, but the reception will go a lot smoother because of this.

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