Post # 1
hi bees, i feel like i’m posting for help with every little detail. sorry, but you ladies are HELPFUL!! 🙂
so i’m working on my seating chart for my outdoor picnic wedding. i have 69 guests and 8 tables i think. some seat 8 and some seat 10. i haven’t ordered the tables yet. but here’s what i’m struggling with:
1. is it ok to seat our parents apart? his parents have 3 sets of friends they would like to sit with; and my parents have a few cousins they would like to sit with, so this makes sense to me.
2. i’m not sure where WE should sit!! we dont’ have a bridal party, so the options are:
– sit at our own sweetheart table (36″ too big?)
– sit with 3 out of town guests and my friend and her bf who are officiating? (sort of a special friends table, but they’re all my friends not his).
– sit at another friend table (his close friends only have 7 at their table so there is room there, but i feel like that’s favoring friends).
Post # 2
1. yes, it’s fine to seat the parents at their own tables.
2. in your case, I would probably have a sweetheart table. It’s nice to have some time to yourselves as a couple, and you won’t have to deal with showing favoritism to some guests.
Post # 3
I agree with the PP. Seat the parents apart so then everyone is happy and then enjoy a little private time during dinner at a sweetheart table. It would be weird to sit with one particular group of friends.
Post # 4
Do a sweetheart table. We had a bridal party, but still opted for the sweetheart table so that our bridal party could sit with their spouses/significant others.
Post # 5
Yup, our parents are sitting apart (they will have only met the night before at the rehearsal and are SO different I don’t want to prolong the awkwardness) and we are having a 4 person sweetheart table so people can sit with us and chat if they like 🙂