Seating arrangements forguests

In order for such a hol­i­day as ato please all the guests, they need to be prop­er­ly seat­ed. How to do this, what rules you need to fol­low when seat­ing guests at a wed­ding, and which scheme to choose, now we’ll talk.

How to seat guests at a wedding?

In order for guests to feel com­fort­able at the wed­ding, the fol­low­ing rules must be observed.

  1. The most promi­nent place is giv­en to the new­ly­weds and wit­ness­es.
  2. Next are the par­ents and the most wel­come guests. The more expen­sive the guest is for the new­ly­weds, the clos­er he should be to them.
  3. It is bet­ter to seat guests at ain pairs — the man is to the left of the woman. If there are sin­gle peo­ple among the invi­tees, then you need to seat a sin­gle inter­locu­tor near­by.
  4. If there is a divorced cou­ple among the guests, then it is bet­ter not to seat them togeth­er — let them be away from each oth­er. And of course they need to be warned that they are both invit­ed.
  5. Work col­leagues should be seat­ed longer from each oth­er, oth­er­wise there is a risk that they will only com­mu­ni­cate with each oth­er, not pay­ing atten­tion to oth­er guests.
  6. Guests from the side of the bride and groom should be mixed up so that they have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to get to know each oth­er.
  7. Peo­ple with the sta­tus of “the soul of the com­pa­ny” should not be plant­ed togeth­er, it is bet­ter to seat them at dif­fer­ent ends of the table so that the fun does not focus on only one side.
  8. It is worth divid­ing the tables accord­ing to age groups, there is no need to seat old­er guests along with young peo­ple.
  9. Pre­vi­ous­ly unfa­mil­iar guests must be intro­duced to each oth­er.
  10. Pay atten­tion to the fact that the guests sit­ting near­by have some­thing to talk about. You know about their hob­bies and you can guess who will be inter­est­ed togeth­er.
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seating chart forguests

There are sev­er­al seat­ing options for guests — with the arrange­ment of tables with the let­ters “T”, “W” and “P”, Euro­pean and Amer­i­can schemes.

  • the Euro­pean seat­ing scheme assumes the instal­la­tion of the table of the new­ly­weds in the cen­ter. Sev­er­al small tables for guests, for 6–8 peo­ple, are placed around the young ones. In Italy, the table of young peo­ple is placed on a raised plat­form, and the tables of guests are designed for 4 peo­ple. On the one hand, this method is good because it is pos­si­ble to clear­ly dis­tin­guish between dif­fer­ent groups of guests accord­ing to their inter­ests. On the oth­er hand, the oppor­tu­ni­ty to meet and min­gle with oth­er guests is decreas­ing;
  • The Amer­i­canseat­ing plan involves the arrange­ment of sev­er­al long tables with refresh­ments. This option is more like a buf­fet, as guests have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to come up and choose their favorite dish. This option is attrac­tive for the free­dom of choice of dish­es, but is not very com­mon at our wed­dings, since no one wants to engage in self-ser­vice at a cel­e­bra­tion;
  • seat­ing chart with the let­ter “T”. Used when the num­ber of guests is not very large 20–25 peo­ple or a small ban­quet hall;
  • seat­ing scheme with the let­ter “P” is rec­om­mend­ed for the num­ber of guests from 30 to 50 peo­ple;
  • the seat­ing plan with the let­ter “Ш” is used when there are more than 60 guests.

seating cards seating cards

To make it con­ve­nient for guests to find their place, it is worth mark­ing the seats for the­with cards with the names of the guests. In addi­tion, it is advis­able to draw up a seat­ing plan for guests and hang it at the entrance to the hall. It would be nice to instruct a spe­cial per­son to help guests find their places, you can ask a friend or friend to take on this respon­si­ble mis­sion.

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If you use the Euro­pean seat­ing arrange­ment for guests, it will be con­ve­nient to assign num­bers to the seats, and give guests cards at the entrance indi­cat­ing their seat num­ber. Thein­vi­ta­tion will also need to indi­cate the num­ber of the table or seat intend­ed for the guest. This should also be indi­cat­ed in the seat­ing plan.