The Seating Plan
The seating arrangements for the wedding reception or any large event is a critical task that requires a lot of time and effort. The decisions you make when planning the seating for your reception are likely to change as guests cancel and new guests are added. The RSVP system built into our seating planner is useful for keeping track of who is attending your wedding reception.
Start organising your seating as early as possible to ensure that your wedding day or event is planned to perfection.
How many guests to invite to wedding ?
Once you have decided on how many guests to invite to the wedding you need to ensure that the venue can accomodate the guests or ensure that you find a wedding venue that can seat the number of guests that you want to invite to the wedding or event.
With our seating planner you can see a list of guests you would like to invite and then move this into the invited list. Once the guest has accepted your wedding invite you can move them into the confirmed list.
What type of table ?
The choice of table shape for the wedding will be most likely dictated by the venue. Circular tables are the most sociable and can be 6, 8 or 10 seats to a table. The traditional wedding usually has a top table for the VIP's such as the bride, groom, best man and parents. For small wedding receptions square tables seating 4 or 8 can be a good choice.
Sometimes it's better to create a table just for children away from the VIP table activities can be made available to keep the children busy whilst the speeches are taking place.
Layout the tables.
With the seating planner you have the ability to make a number of different seating plans. You can drag table sanywhere within the room layout and rotate and position the tables exactly as you would like to see them at the event. A dance floor, cake tables and gift tables can placed in position along with any other features you require for the event.
Traditionally married couples shouldn't be seated together and its usually a good idea to ensure that each table has at least two people who get along together or share common interests.