Post # 1
I am trying to figure out the best place for mine and fi’s parents to sit. The original floor plan only had 10 tables so it worked out is have my parents at table 10, Fi’s mum at table 1 and FI’s dad at table 2 cuz they’re closer to the bridal table (His parents are divorced). As we have 124 guests tho there have to be 11 tables so now because of that, table 10 has been shifted up even closer to the bridal table so table 1 & 2 are further away from the bridal party table. I’mworried FI’s mum would make an issue out of this because she’s not as close to us as my parents will be plus she might complain about being near the DJ and the noise. If I put them at tables 2,5 & 6 it seems too far away from the bridal table though because of the dance floor. I’ve attached a pic of the floor plan. Can you please suggest what the best thing to do is?
Post # 3
The only thing I can think of is to put parents at tables 1, 9 and 10. Table 9 looks a tad bit closer to the head table. That dj is going to be close to table 1 though. Maybe he can aim the speakers away from them.
Hope you work it all out. Good luck.
Post # 4
Etiquette Snob here… lol
Traditionally, all the Parents sit at one table with the Pastor & their Spouse… (6 Seats) any additional seats at the table are then filled with other most honoured Guests…
And in that case, as you’ve chosen Table 10, would be the most ideal location.
In your case where there is a Divorced Set of Parents then things change a bit if they are the type that cannot get along (or want to)
So for the sake of peace… you have divided them up… and given them each the role of Hosts at additional tables (fair enough)
In that reality… Any of the tables 1 – 2 – 5 – 6 – 8 – 9 work well.
Altho I do like the idea of having one set of Parents at one side of the Room (yours) and then the other on the opposite (his) as you originally planned
What you might do, is designate Table # 1 as the spot for your Bridal Party (or their Plus Ones). As it is close to the Head Table, the Dance Floor, and the DJ… all stuff that would relate well to that group.
In which case his Parents (and their entourages) could be at Tables # 2 & 5 -OR- # 5 & 6 -OR- # 6 & 8 -OR- # 8 & 9
Hope this helps,
Post # 5
@cuddlz88: As a general rule of thumb our DJ said it is best to seat older guests farther away from the DJ so maybe have yours at 10 and his at 9 and 8 and have kind of a row of three “parent” tables? I would pit younger people who will care less about being close to the DJ and wanna be right by the dance floor at table 1
Post # 6
@cuddlz88: I would seat your parents at table 5 and his at tables 2 and 6. It gives them equal view of the head table, and they are a bit further away from the DJ.
Post # 8
Thanks for the feedback. My stepdad really wants to sit at table 10 with my mum so that way he doesnt have his back to the room like he would if he sat at 2,5,or 6. Generally as the bride and bridesmaids are to the right hand side were keeping my side of the guests to the right and FI’s side to the left. We are waiting to hear what FI’s mum thinks. If she sat at table 1 she would also be able to see the whole room and the bridal table well although i can see her saying she doesnt want to be too close to the DJ. Il wait and see though otherwise if she isn’t happy with table 1 my step dad said he will sit at table 6 to avoid drama. I want my parents to be happy with where they’re sitting though. Why are these things so tricky!
Post # 9
Sitting closest to the DJ is absolutely the worst place to sit at any wedding. I can guarantee that no one will be a fan. Is there anywhere else he can set up where nobody has to be blasted by the music?