The seating arrangement at the wedding is a delicate point. But the same applies here: The more lead time and planning time you take, the more relaxed and smooth the process will be. We’ll give you a few tips that will make the seating arrangement almost self-evident.
The question of who is coming to the wedding is finally settled. But the shape of the table and/or the position of the tables at the event location has not yet been decided? The 8-place method helps here. An A4 sheet of paper represents a round table of 8 on which you can summarize suitable groups of people using Post-it. You can also use these groups later if the table arrangement looks completely different than expected.
In general, round tables are more communicative than square tables. Square tables are more versatile and allow a larger number of people in the room. Whatever the case, the atmosphere at a table should be good and exuberant. As a result, experiments can quickly backfire. Better: place your guests according to their family or circle of friends.
Classic rules apply to the bridal couple’s table: It is always as central as possible so that it can be easily reached by all guests and is visible. The bride sits to the right of the groom. The respective parents and grandparents, ladies and gentlemen, always alternate on the right and left of the couple, mirrored order. Groomsmen, siblings and best friends are sitting nearby. This conventional order on the “roll of honor” is now rare. Instead, the groomsmen and best friends themselves sit at the bride and groom’s table. The families are positioned very close by.
There should be a separate table for the youngest guests, which ideally also offers a little entertainment. If you want to shine, organize an adult to keep an eye on the children and the games on offer. Older wedding guests should sit in such a way that the jukeboxes are not right next to them, they can easily leave their seats and the light offers enough visibility even for those with poor eyesight.
In addition to the classic 1:1 allocation, there is the possibility of more flexibility. For example, you can only determine the table assignment of your guests, who can sit where exactly, everyone can decide for themselves. In any case, a nicely designed table overview at the entrance makes sense. Each table is given its own name and the guests can easily find their way around.