Cassi
Super October 2019

Seating Charts!

Cassi, on June 14, 2019 at 11:50 AM Posted in Wedding Reception 1 7
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Honestly, most of my wedding has been DIY and I have done all my vendors and everything I haven't had a planner. Its been great.. a little stressful when things don't go right but thats life. Our wedding is 4 months away BUT its a destination wedding so We just sent out our wedding invited to give everyone ample time to make travel and lodging arrangements. We are starting to get RSVPs back so FH and I have decided to start working up preliminary seating charts because most of the people coming are family only. We have a 100 people on the Guest list but we both come from large families. Nothing in this wedding has given me more anxiety than seating charts! Even just looking at it makes me anxious (part of the reason why I want to start planning a head). How did you decide to seat your guests and how did you decide where to place them in proximity to you? Just asa break down this is how our wedding list goes:

My immediate family of brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews, My aunts and uncles and cousins, FH has no siblings so all his family is aunts and uncles and cousins, family friends of my family and family friends of his family. The only friends going to our wedding are in the wedding party and we have a separate table for there plus ones. Hope this little insight will help. Reception area is a big square barn and we were thinking we will have a wedding party table and a separate table for him and I to sit at but thats were we stand now.

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  • Soon2Bmrsp
    VIP May 2019
    Soon2Bmrsp ·
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    I let my wedding party sit with their plus 1s especially since I had a sweetheart table. I then had my family (immediate-children/parents) closest to me, then my sorority sisters and then friends. Hubby had his immediate family near him and then family/friends. We grouped people using the RSVPs before inputting into any seating chart apps-I think it was easier so I didnt have to do so many edits. We had tables of 8

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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn Online ·
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    If you're not going to sit with your bridal party, you should let them sit with their families/dates. What's the sense in making them all sit together if you won't even be joining them?

    We will be alone at our sweetheart table. The nearest tables will have our immediate families consisting of parents, grandparents, and siblings. If your siblings can't fit at the nearest table with your parents and your nieces and nephews, put them at the next closest table. From there our aunts, uncles, and cousins will be at the next tables. After that is close friends and bridal party with dates wherever they fit.

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  • Cassi
    Super October 2019
    Cassi ·
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    Yeah we were going to be at the head table with them but ran out of space so we were thinking putting a smaller table near them. We have 10 in bridal party and most don't have plus ones only 2 of them do (and they aren't significant others two of the groomsmen want their brothers as plus ones haha) but yeah its been a playing with seats and bridal party. We wanted to all be at the head table but seems it will be super crowded so we are stilling playing with table ideas.

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  • Jess
    Super September 2019
    Jess ·
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    We are having a whole wedding party table. Then immediately in front of us will be my immediate family (dad, step mom, brother/his date, grandfather, uncle, and godfather) and his immediate family (mom, dad, sister in law, nephew, flower girl, flower girls mother, grandmother). Other than that we tried to put families together as much as we could but didn't really put much thought into who was the next closest to us or anything.

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  • Courtney
    Rockstar December 2019
    Courtney ·
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    We're also making preliminary seating charts and this is what we have so far:

    Table one: us, my bridesmaids and their dates

    Table two: groomsmen and their dates

    Table three: parents, FH's grandma, FH's brother/SIL/nephews

    Table four: a mix of our aunts and uncles

    Table five: more aunts and uncles and some of our cousins

    Table six: more cousins, my brother and his fiancée

    Table seven: my college friends

    Tables eight-ten: our mutual friends

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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I let my party sit with their plus ones and generally put people together that knew each other and are friends. And if they spilled over to another table then I put the tables next to each other
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  • F
    Devoted June 2019
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    I did a sweetheart table. Place the bridal party at the table with their plus ones/families. Then we sat our family, after the bridal party followed by friends. We made sure everyone sat close to people they were familiar with so that could be comfortable.

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