(Closed) Where should parents tables be? (Pic attached)

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1221 posts
Bumble bee

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
9955 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

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
881 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@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
46411 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@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 # 9
5762 posts
Bee Keeper

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?

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