Three steps to preparing your seating plan

Preparing your seating plan for your wedding meal can be tricky, especially if you have a large number of guests. Here are a few top tips to help you organise the layout.

1. Your top table

According to custom, your top table will include the parents of the bride and groom, in addition to the best man and the head bridesmaid. Don’t forget to add step-parents as well if applicable.

For a less formal option, you could choose to have simply a sweetheart table, which only seats the bride and groom.

2. Consider ages when preparing your seating plan

If there will be children in attendance, you will need to ensure they are seated with parents or guardians so they can be supervised. Very elderly relatives may not be best suited to sit next to groups of younger non-relatives, as the conversation may run thin. Mixing different guests is fine to create some interest and to allow both sides of the family to become acquainted, but make sure nobody feels left out.

3. Remember convenience

If you are having a buffet, remember that people are going to be coming and going carrying plates of food or drink, so position your tables accordingly. Make sure any guests with mobility difficulties aren’t going to struggle to get in and out of their chairs.

At Delamere Manor, our wedding planning team can discuss your seating arrangements with you. As one of the top wedding venues in Cheshire, we’re always ready to take your call. Give us a ring today.

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