Post # 1
- Wedding: May 2014 - alder manor
Hi, I’m looking for advise, ideas, thoughts, anything to help me figure out how to assign tables / seats at our wedding! Our wedding venue is an old Mansion, so I feel that long tables will be most fitting for the space, I’ve seen pictures of past weddings and its beautiful.
The long tables are 32 feet long, and seat 16 people on each side. We’re still finzalizing our #’s, and obviously depending on RSVP’s we may have three of these, or two, mixed additionally with round tables. But I’m wondering what is the best way of directing people where to sit. I don’t want to assign specific seats, general areas would work fine, but how do I distinguish one part of a 32 foot table from another? I don’t want to do different table cloths / runners, as it just wouldn’t fit the look i’m going for…….. Any suggestions?
Picture of my venue below:
Post # 3
At our wedding we had 25 people at one table and did assigned seating. It was the best way to make sure everyone was seated without any gaps. It can be a bit annoying to assign seating, but it definitely is the least chaotic.
Post # 4
I’ve seen this done with long tables where they had a big, pretty sign assigning people to table numbers and broke the long tables up with numbers. I.e. first half of the table is table 1, second half is table 2, if that makes sense. You could additionally put place cards on the tables if you wanted to assign more specific seats than that. Also, if the tables come with your venue, then you could ask the venue for other suggestions.
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2013 - A Beautiful converted Barn
@Merlin29: this is the type of seating we are having at our wedding, we have a head table with 6 on it then 2 long tables coming off of it, one seating 30 and the other 26 (and a large square seating 14)
this is my table plan – i have assigned people specific seats as i found that the easiest way to cope with the table size and our numbers, however i dont think you necessarily need to. i split each long table into 3 seperate ‘pods’ each seating 8-10. im keeping the table as one continuous length but have named each ‘pod’ something different. there will the a stand with the table name in the centre of each ‘pod’ to help people find where they are sitting.
hope this helps!!!
Post # 6
I’ve seen pictures and been to one wedding that broke the rectangular tables down into sections, either with numbers or names. You could do a centralized centerpiece for each section with a name/number to differentiate.
Post # 7
@weird_bunny: this looks great! well done.