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Unlike before, couples nowadays have the luxury to choose their preferred theme - from the entourage to the flowers, cakes, decorations, invitation letters and even the color of the table linens and napkins used in the reception.

As an event organizer, it is vital for you to gather all the details needed and this includes who will sit next to the couple. It is your responsibility to keep the event as harmonious as possible.

Traditionally the newlywed couple is sat alone at a sweetheart table. However, it changed over time as they feel isolated from the rest of the crowd or guests.

Nowadays, the couple has the option to sit at the head table where they asked their attendants to join them.

Creating a wedding seating arrangement plan can be challenging that's why we've created a series of designs to help you on your next wedding event.

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Bridal Party Table

This is a rectangular or circular table where the maid/matron of honour and best man sits beside the groom and bride. Although the other attendants (bridesmaids & groomsmen) can sit at the head table if there are still space.

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Traditional Seating Plan

The idea of the traditional seating plan is to honour the couple’s parents. Both parents will be sitting at the head table together with the best man and matron or maid of honour.

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Sweetheart Seating Plan

This is a small table set up exclusively for the bride and groom at the wedding reception. The couple will sit together facing the guests. The attendants and families will have a separate table close to them.

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Main Family Table

A family table seating arrangement allows the couple to give honour to their parents by asking them to seat over to the head table along with the matron (maid) of honour and the best man.

main family table wedding reception

 

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Avoiding Potential Friction Between Bride and Groom's Parents

As oddly as it sounds, this wedding seating arrangement exists. The reason comes from the name itself this is to avoid potential friction between the couple's parents especially if they don't know each well or have not met before.

This seating arrangement will also avoid awkward feeling between each family.

main family table wedding reception

 

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Both Set of Parents Divorced and Remarried

As may you all know, divorced parents may or may not get along. It is critical to keep a harmonious wedding ceremony when seating with remarried or divorced parents. This set up requires a little extra sensitivity.

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Bride's Parents Divorced and Remarried

Asking divorced parents to attend a wedding ceremony requires critical thinking and consideration. Parents play an important role on your wedding day and keep in mind to be sensitive on how they feel. Take note that the primary goal is to avoid conflicts.

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Groom's Parents Divorced and Remarried

If the couple's parents are divorced, dating a new partner or perhaps remarried planning a wedding seating arrangement can be stressful.

For this kind of situation, the couple has the luxury to break the tradition and plan the seating arrangement accordingly - as long as everyone is comfortable.

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