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Consider Your Guests Preferences

It can be difficult when deciding on the layout of the reception area where people are to be seated as often people associate that with their importance to you.

The simple fact of the matter is everybody can’t be seated at the same table — or can they? This does of course assume that the size of your wedding party is more than can fit around one table and even then some people might wonder why they can’t seated next to you rather than at the other side of the table.

Oh the stress of it all! — you certainly don’t need the stress when planning all the other aspects of your wedding but it is something that needs to be taken into account of with the help of your partner and also considering your guests preferences of where and whom they might like to be seated next to.

The traditional method of having a bridal party seated at a table at one end of the room and everybody else in rows facing them does not have to be adhered to and often there are alternatives where more people can feel like they are as important as everybody else at the reception.

Consider having the bridal party seated at a table in the middle of the reception with all your friends and family seated all round. This is one alternative that you might decide to use but the layout is entirely up to you in a manner that you find most suitable.

Rather than trying to mix up both sides of the family it might be better to keep the seating arrangements where people who are familiar with one another can be at the same tables. Once again this is just a suggestion as you might find that based on the personalities of the families and friends they might enjoy sitting with one another and get to know each other better.

You and your partner know the best answer to that one and it is something that needs to be discussed not only with each other but possibly also with some selected people who will be attending the reception to see what their thoughts on the matter are.

Make everyone feel important and be sure to circulate whenever possible to greet and thank everybody who has attended your wedding. Often with bigger weddings it is very easy to miss talking to someone so that is one area that you will need to pay special attention.

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