Post # 1
I know that usually, all of the immediate family is seated at the front for the reception, usually the table closest to the head table. I have a dilemma. Future Sister-In-Law and Future Mother-In-Law do not speak, so they cant sit at the same table, or one of them will not attend. But I dont want to offend one person by putting them across the room away from everyone else, but I see that as one of the only solutions. Thoughts bees? You all seem to have good solutions.
Post # 2
Depending on how the room is set up, have them on the same level but with at least a table in between them?
Post # 3
Aww I feel for you. I have divorced grandparents, aunts, parents…basically everyone is getting their own table. So my Grandma will sit with some of her daughters (my aunts and uncles), My Grandpa and my step-grandma will sit with my step-aunt and some cousins…it took a lot of time, and I’m still working on it, but I hope everyone will be ok. I’m doing smaller tables of six instead of large tables so I have more options. Could you have one table at each end of the head table for your Future Sister-In-Law and FMIL? Like do they have to be far apart? My parents are going to be smack on the other side of the room from eachother, but I told them that since they don’t get along, that’s how it’s going to be, no ifs, ands, or buts. If they could get along, they could both sit closer to the front. Good luck!
Post # 4
Spread the family out… depends on how many people you have attending and how many tables/table size you are planning on having. So many of our guests were family we had 6 tables devoted to them, set in almost an L shape with those with small children closest to the door etc, those who were older having a more direct route to the toilets…
Post # 5
We are having three smaller tables in the front row (six seats) – one for each of our sets of parents – along with our bridal party tables. So we will alternate parent and bridal party tables!
Post # 6
We did long 8ft style harvest tables back to back. So we technically had 4 extra long tables (containing 3-6 8ft tables a piece) and there was no head table.
My parents hosted one table, my inlaws hosted a table, my husband and I hosted a table and some friends and my husbands college friends were at the smallest table which had 24 seats.
This is similar to how we set up our tables at our venue looked (not my picture).