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Careful attention should be paid when arranging seating at your function - whether it be a bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or the wedding reception. You want to ensure that all your guests will be comfortable. To better assist you, we've listed some guidelines on seating at the main table, parents' table and all guest tables.
The main or head table seats the couple and the rest of the wedding party. This table is usually located in a central place, so that all guests may see the wedding party. The couple sit in the center of the table, with best man next to the groom and the maid of honor next to the bride. The other attendants are seated, alternating man and woman.
You do not have to have a head table that includes the wedding party. You can have the head table include just the bride and groom. This especially works if you have a large wedding party.
Both sets of parents may be seated at the same table or you may choose to have a separate table for each set of parents. The officiant and their spouse should sit at the host's table.
If your parents are divorced, seat them at separate tables. One parent can sit with the groom's parents and the other parent can sit with the officiant or other family members.
You will need to finalize your seating arrangements approximately two weeks before your wedding day. Not sure who to put where? Well, here are a few tips for seating your guests:
Seating guests for your wedding or another function, such as shower or engagement party, can be a tedious task. Be sure to put time and thought into each table seating arrangement to ensure your guests have a great time at your wedding or function.
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