The Wedding Seating Plan Is One Of The Complex Planning Tasks

A month before the wedding, the bride and groom usually have the promises and rejections on the table and can start planning the seating arrangements. The seating plan is one of the complex planning tasks. There are many things to consider and many design variations.

1. Free choice of seats

If every guest can sit down wherever they want, it has one decisive advantage above all: everyone can think for themselves and the bride and groom have one less worry. It is less formal and is particularly suitable for long tables. A combination of free choice of seating and seating arrangements is also possible, in which the bridal table is planned (e.g. with groomsmen and parents).

But there are also negative aspects of free seating, e.g. B. It can happen that some couples cannot find a place to sit together and have to be completely reorganized. This can cause unrest in the room and possibly cause long faces. Depending on the society, a crush can arise. This problem usually only arises with round tables that allow an inflexible number of people. But there are also wedding parties where it works very well and relaxed and everyone immediately finds a pleasant place where they feel comfortable.

2. Classic variant

Most couples choose to create a very classic seating plan. The guests are seated at the tables with people they also know and with whom they are friends or belong to a family. With this method, the bridal couple ensures that everyone feels comfortable and that they definitely have someone to talk to. The only disadvantage is that it promotes the formation of groups and hardly any contacts are made. Depending on what the wedding program looks like, you should think carefully about the seating arrangement. If the guests stay at the table a lot, the likelihood that people will get to know each other if they are not sitting together is much lower.

3. Mixed tables

The tables can be very exciting and interesting if you mix groups. At round tables with eight to ten people, it can be very exciting to have two friendly couples with two or three other couples at a table. So everyone has both friends and potential new contacts at the table. It is equally important to ensure that unaccompanied people are always connected to the tables.

4. Languages

Especially at international weddings, it makes sense to put people together who speak the same language. This is very pleasant for the guests, but encourages extreme group formation. Experience has shown that people thaw during the evening and also switch to broken English in order to communicate with others.

Who is sitting at the bridal table?

The bride and groom’s table is a frequently discussed topic. There are several variations, here are a few examples:

  • The bridal couple is sitting alone
  • The bride and groom sit with their own children
  • Parents of the newlyweds sit with at the table
  • Groomsmen (with or without a partner) sit at the table
  • … Or any combination of these variants

There are no rules and the most important thing is that the bride and groom feel comfortable and do nothing out of a pure sense of duty. There is no rule that says you have to sit at a table with your parents. Sometimes it makes more sense to have the parents around the table with their friends and families. Ideally, the bride and groom sit with the guests at a table with which they feel most comfortable. It is also important that these guests feel comfortable with each other, because experience shows that the newlyweds do not spend that much time eating and hardly have the opportunity to really take part in the table conversation.

Consider eventualities

Despite the most careful planning, it can happen that some guests jump out at very short notice and the entire seating arrangement is overturned because some tables are too small. Every bridal couple should have a plan B in hand. You should also be careful not to place people next to each other who do not particularly like each other, separate couples or politically polarizing parties. Of course, every adult should be able to behave correctly and respectfully and spend one evening without conflict. But especially in combination with alcohol, it is not unlikely that subliminally dormant conflict potential will emerge and ruin the evening at least for the guests involved. The bride and groom should nevertheless place a little trust in the guests and help shape the opportunities so that strangers can get to know each other. The most exciting contacts, friendships and even relationships that can last a lifetime and make many wonderful people happy are born at weddings. After all, the wedding is a celebration of love and a wonderful and unique experience that will be remembered not only for the bride and groom, but also for the guests.

Funny and creative names for the tables

For a few years now, it has become fashionable to use adjectives instead of numbers to mark tables. Adjectives that end with the word “table” and thus result in a play on words are particularly popular. Here are some examples:

Roman table
Bombas table
Branch table

You can also try to find a word that best describes the guests at the table. But you should refrain from making pragmatic decisions. Before you write “Bridal family”, “Siblings”, “Berlin friends” or “Singletisch”, it is better to simply choose the classic numbering.

Leave a Comment