Making a seating chart can be one of the most challenging aspects of planning your wedding. You have to wait until your RSVPs are in, which means you can’t take care of it that far in advance, and nobody else can do it for you—how will your wedding planner know not to seat exes or feuding family members next to each other?
With a few good tips, making a seating chart for your wedding can be efficient and (relatively) stress-free:
Break things down
Once you have your RSVPs, create a spreadsheet with your guests and categorize them by how you know them: high school friends, work buddies, etc. This will help you sort guests into tables.
Solve the puzzle of seating arrangements by putting each guest’s name on a sticky note, so you can play around and visualize how each table will look.
Skip the singles table
You may want to fix your single coworker up with your fiancé’s cute friend, but avoid placing all of the singles at one table—it can make them feel stigmatized. By the same token, however, try not to place one single person at a table full of couples.
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