Thursday, October 29, 2009

Place Settings

If your wedding plans consist of having a served wedding dinner, than I am sure that you have thought of the dreaded seating chart. Making a seating chart can be a lot of work, but it really makes it more comfortable for your guests to enjoy your wedding. Here are some tips on how to make it as painless as possible!
  1. Ask your wedding planner for a floor plan of your dining area. That way you will know how many tables will be set up for your wedding as well as how many chairs will be at each table.

  2. Once you have received your RSVP's you should write down each of your guest's names and cut them out on slips of paper. That way you can arrange and rearrange them on the floor plan until you come up with the perfect combination. Remember to think about the dynamics of the table- try to sit family and friends together, but also consider age group and personalities when assigning seats. This is also a great time to play matchmaker- if you have two people you have been meaning to introduce, this would be the perfect time!

  3. Once you have everyone at a table, begin making place cards. Make a card for each guest that has their name and table number written on it.

  4. Give your wedding planner back your floor plan so that she can appropriately number each table and know how many place settings each table needs. Also mark on the floor plan any guests who have special dietary restrictions so that they can be served the correct meal. Give your planner your place cards so that she can set them up for you in a central area for guests to easily find.
  5. Remember that you want to enjoy your wedding and also ensure that your guests do too! Making a well thought out seating chart will help in creating the perfect atmosphere.

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    Post by Ashley

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