- Start off
with your guest list. Get all the lists together, yours, his
and the 2 sets of parents.
- Put all
the names in alphabetic order by person, couple and/or family.
- Get a floor
plan of your reception venue from your catering manager with
where the guest tables will be situated.
out what kind of seating you want.
Seating-guests sit where ever they want
Tables-guests sit where ever they want at their reserved
table (the easiest choice)
Seating-guests sit at the table and in the chair reserved
- Get some
paper and start cutting out large circles or rectangles. If
you have 10 round tables, cut out 10 large circles
forget the head table. The shape of tables used at your reception
(rectangular, shape or round) will determine the shapes of card
stock or paper you cut out.
each cut out: Head Table, Table 1, Table 2, etc
- Lay the
pieces out on the floor or a table, following the floor plan
you got from the caterer.
- Using a
pen, draw smaller circles representing each place setting
- Using pencil
and eraser, start writing the guests names
- Once youve
figured out where everyone will sit, make 2 seating lists.
with table number (Adamson, Amanda
table number (Table 9
TABLES W/ MEALS
(Youve assigned which table that each guest will sit at
and they will pick their own chair)
(Youve assigned the table and the chair, for each guest)
Red = Salmon & Black = Beef
- Guest tables
closest to the head table should be reserved for family
- Guest tables
closest to the DJs or Bands speakers should seat
your younger guests.
up to you whether you want boy/girl or girls on one side and
guys on the other of the head table. Both are proper.
etiquette states that the maid of honour is seated beside the
bride and the best man beside the groom.