Tips for a successful seating plan

Your wedding day is fast approaching. Whew! You tell yourself that most of the work is done. The date’s set, you’ve already chosen the dress that will make you look your best on the day, and the invitations are ready. It’s all set… or almost set. The details that will make your day unforgettable have yet to be worked out.

The seating plan: a real puzzle!

During the preparations, you’ve finally chosen the ideal location for your wedding reception. You can already see yourself there, the head table will be on this side, the set piece will be over there. These are all details that will need to be fine-tuned before the big day. But already now, the invitation card and reply card can be sent to your guests. To ensure a convivial dinner for all your guests at the reception, start making a sketch of your seating plan. For the table decoration, think about harmonizing your menu and your bottle labels thanks to a complete collection that can be personalized to the image of your announcement. As for your table plan itself, it’s a real challenge. Indeed, a successful seating plan consists of assigning a place to each guest without creating conflicts.

Wait until you have confirmation from your guests

Admittedly, making a simple sketch of your seating plan is difficult enough, so going over it several times is far from being a piece of cake. Indeed, various changes will occur as the big day approaches. Some guests will be unable to attend the ceremony, while others may cancel at the last minute. So what’s the trick? The trick is not to finalize your seating plan until you have received the answers from your guests, preferably a week before the big day. This will also allow you to check who is going to be accompanied and especially how many children will be present at the party. On the big day, so that all your guests can find their way around the room and easily find their respective seats, don’t forget your place cards.

Who to place next to whom?

It’s a must… in your family, there will always be an uncle André who doesn’t get along with an aunt Geneviève and is not at ease with the younger generation. You can’t please everyone, however, avoid as much as possible putting people who disagree side by side. Similarly, put people with similar tastes and interests together. The current can only flow even if they didn’t know each other before. It is just as effective to define groups of guests; for example, place your colleagues at the same table, etc. And finally, a detail that should not be overlooked: children. Plan a special table for them and assign a professional to supervise them. This will prevent the kids from babysitting, so everyone can enjoy the party to the fullest.

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