Re: Seating Chart
posted at 7/26/2011 10:25 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Seating Chart
[QUOTE]I am in the process of doing my seating chart now. I am using the Post It flags.. smaller than regular ones and very easy to move to make changes. I am only asking my mom and mother-in-law who they want seated at their tables. Other than that I am placing particular families and friends together. When I am done, my fiance can make suggestions on changes.. which I will take into consideration ;)
Posted by Shell7[/QUOTE]
I think the Post it notes are a great idea. Think about coding them - e.g. FOB = Friend of Bride; FamB = Family of Bride; FamG = Family of Groom.
A note of caution, for my son, Andy's, wedding, he wanted to do the seating chart. Since it was his wedding, I had no issue with that. I did tell him about certain family/friends who should be at certain tables/in proximity. Andy shared the table seating arrangements. However, he did not do an outline of the entire reception area. Due to the busy activities of the Wedding weekend, I did not review the "set up" of the reception area, until I walked into it. Unfortunately, the tables were divided into two very separate areas - with the dance floor in between them. I soon realized that some of our closest family/friends were on the other side of "the great divide". I was more than embarassed - went to the family/friends and sincerely apologized. However, most of those then moved to the area where we were sitting. But, I was still very embarassed.
An additional note, my son chose rectangular tables. When he told me, I said that those tables mean you can only talk to the persons around you. However, my son said that this was the "newest style". They were okay - but, I really think that round tables are more graceful and conducive to conversations between guests.
My son/now his wife wanted long, rectangulat tables - because that is the new trend. I told him that I hated those kinds of tables and suggested round tables.