Hey just wondering if anyone can make suggestions on how they planned out there seating chart? Any suggestions on how they arrange their guests?Also does anyone know where to seat the priest at ? Thanks!!
So I I used the wedding wire seating table chart thing and how I did it was I keep all my fiancé hockey friends together , baseball friends together , then after that I went by family and ages if I couldn’t get the right number of people at a table I picked who was closer to the age and who I thought would click well . I will see I had to revamp it a few times and then I had the fiancé go over it and see if he wanted any changes .
I would also add, don't be afraid to have some tables not be "full." Not all tables need to have a full round of eight or ten (if your province allows this many). If one person or a couple declines and you have no additional invites out, don't feel like you need to somehow fill the table to make it a full number. Just note the table and set it up accordingly.
I did a rough seating chart last year and I found it easy, that definitely won't be the experience for everyone, and it will probably change once we have RSVPs back.
I started with the parents and grandparents(in our case 1 on each side) so that was the first table. His two sisters I put at separate tables (because they're both social) but with their chairs backing each other and added the husband and the significant other. The one sister got a cousin and her husband and the other sister is friends with a lot of our friends so got a few of them.
Aunts and uncles I mixed from both sides at a couple of tables based on their jobs/personalities.
Cousins I mixed based on ages or ages of their children (his side he's the oldest cousin, my side I'm the youngest).
Our officiant is our good friend, so he's sitting with some of our friends (who he's also friends with).
Hank makes a good point about restrictions. Be sure to check the gov't restrictions/any the venue has.
If your priest is a family friend, he could potentially sit with your family. For seating, it depends on whether your city or province is putting any limitations on how many people per table. Currently in Ontario, we're only allowed 6 per table, which usually means a typical household per table.