Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Seating Considerations

Things to consider when making a seating chart:

•Consider the type of food you are serving. For a dessert or hors d'oeuvre reception, you do not need formal seating. For buffets or plated meals, formal seating is a must.

•Don't seat relatives that clash together.

•Try to seat people together by age or their relationship to you. Friends together, cousins together, aunt and uncles together. This way they all have a wonderful time.

•For a head table, there are so many options and often there is not a head table. You can have the traditional head table, a sweetheart table (just the two of you), a long table with family and bridal party, etc. etc. There are no rules, just do what you want! As I always say, it is your wedding, let it reflect you both as a couple!

•Don’t seat older guests near the kitchen or the DJ/band. For obvious reasons…

•Have a children’s table with activities, coloring books, favors, etc.

•Check out this website for even more advice

Picture courtsey of Laura Dombrowski Photography