Seating arrangements

posted 2 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
1321 posts
Bumble bee

It really depends on what your guest list looks like.  For us, almost 90% of our guest list is family and the rest are very very close friends.  So as a result, we are putting 10 people per table and are seating my family together and my FI is seating his family together, and our friends are sitting together with some of our fun/super friendly family members mixed with them.  But even when I tried to figure who amongst the family should sit together, I tried to separate people who do not get along/don’t like each other and mixed them in with family who are neutral/gets along well with everyone.

It’s going to require some creative thinking on your part and shuffling people around a few times during your planning before it all comes together.  Good-luck!

Post # 4
1321 posts
Bumble bee

Oh okay.  My MOH has a huband and a 2 yr old daughter, so I didn’t want to separate them from my MOH but yet if we included her DH and DD our head table would’ve been terribly skewed.  So my FI and I decided to not do a head table, just a sweetheart for the two of us, and I put all of the bridal party with their SOs/DH etc. on one table.  I didn’t want the SOs of my bridal and groom parties to feel “left out” and uncomfortable being seated separate from their partners.

I also created two “head” tables, one for my side and one for FI’s side for the parents and immediate siblings.  So for my head table, I’m seating my mom, my grandmothers, my brothers, wives, and my matriarchal uncle/aunts at the head table. And my FI is seating his parents, his siblings, and nieces at his head table.

The rest of the guestlist then got spread out over other tables according to personality/who is close to one another, etc.   

Post # 5
2679 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Most of our guests are family so we are just throwing them all together.

Post # 6
1043 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I personally dont like the whole her side his side thing at receptions ur supposed to becoming one family … my plan is to have a head table with us and bridal party and then a parents grandparents combined table  with both sides seated At the same larger table … As for so’s of bridal party my thoughts are to give them the option of sitting woth our friends since most will know each other anyway but they dont have to just wherever they r most comfortable … Realisticlly the bridal party will only be apart from everyone for a little while before people start moving around …

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