Seating at a wedding can be such a complicated endeavor. No matter the size of your wedding, you can’t help but think about how seating (or separating) certain people may turn out. After all, this is YOUR big day…and this should be the least of your concerns!
Yet, it is still one of the biggest concerns, and here at Destination Maine Weddings – I completely get it. Of course you want everyone else to be happy with their arrangements in your special day. Do you put your single friends at one table? Or will that single-them out? (Pun intended!) Do you mix and match friends that don’t know each other? What about that fued between Aunt Cindy and Cousin Beth?! I get it! While there is no one-size-fits-all approach, here are some things I’ve learned through the process to help relieve some of your stress, here are some of our top tips:
- Think about your friends before their relationship status: This is a big one. Especially if you are including a plus one, putting all of your single friends at one table could be a little awkward, especially if they don’t know each other. Think about your friends and who they know. If some are single, so be it. Others in a committed relationship? Totally fine! They’ll be happy to sit with people they know and are comfortable with.
- Family drama: I wish I could just tell you that everyone will be mature and recognize it’s your day, but *sigh* that isn’t always the case. I treat this one like the previous one….think about them as individuals. If you think they should be separated, then separate them! Just make sure to also include other individuals, whether they be family or friends, that they are comfortable with.
- Use your parents: While this can be helpful with extended family, this is also especially helpful with family friends that are those of your parents. Your parents will know who they will be comfortable with, or if they’re people who can be thrown into a table with other people they haven’t met before and be total social butterflies!
- Consider a kids table: I think this one depends on the number of children attending your wedding, and their ages. If you are having children attend your wedding, it’s important to consider the number, and their relationship to each other. If it’s a ton of kids who have met before, especially if they’re related, then by all means – DO A KIDS TABLE! It will be more fun for them, and for the adults.
These are just some tips to consider, but I am more than happy to help with each and every situation, because I understand each one is unique. Please contact Destination Maine Weddings, we want to let you be a guest at your wedding!
Cheers and love from ME,