Three Key Tips to Create the Perfect Wedding Reception Seating Chart

When it comes to wedding planning, every step in the process will require a modicum of micromanaging, and that will certainly apply to the seating chart at your wedding reception. There are many considerations you’ll need to take into account to ensure that everyone is happy on your special day, and the sooner you get started, the faster it will be out of the way! Here are a few key tips to help you throughout the process from The Park Savoy Estate.


  1. Create a spreadsheet

Organization is key to putting together a successful seating arrangement, so start the process by imputing your guests’ names into a spreadsheet and categorize their relationship to you and your significant other. This will make it much easier to create logical seating arrangements with people who may already have a great rapport.


  1. Place your parents

One of your top seating priorities are your parents, and they should be a prominent fixture in your seating arrangement. Traditionally, the bride and groom’s parents will sit at the same table along with siblings, grandparents and other immediate family members. Of course, parent seating is extremely flexible, so be sure to speak with them directly to find a setup that best suits everyone.


  1. Be mindful of tensions

Last but not least, you should be mindful of any existing tensions that may exist between your family members who may not be the best matches at your tables. For instance, family members who are divorced, have had family disagreements or other issues should be seated as far away from one another as possible. Think about these relationships as you put together your chart to nip any potential issues in the bud before your big day arrives.


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