What does take a seat mean in wedding terms? I would define it as the type of table set-up for you and your guests along with the arrangement of the tables. It is a fun process in planning your wedding. For the development of your reception floor plan, you want your guests to be comfortable and the set-up to be unique and beautiful.
What’s a floor plan? It’s the blueprint that will be followed by your venue and creative partners for set-up on your wedding day. Your wedding planner can guide you in the development of this blueprint.
You most likely have heard the term sweetheart table but you may be confused on some other words pertaining to seating. I’ll explain the three popular seating options.
A small romantic two person table designed exclusively for the bride and groom.
A modern seating that has become poplar over the last few years. It’s a long king table that can accommodate more people. Estate tables are usually reserved for the bridal party and/or family. Some couples choose to incorporate estate tables throughout the entire room.
Rounds and squares
Besides the sweetheart table, the most popular tables to seat guests are round and square tables. These tables are usually 60″ or 72″ and can accommodate 8 to 10 guests.
To add excitement to your room layout, create a mix of table sizes and shapes. Your room layout will depend upon the size of your room. Have fun creating your layout. Just remember to note any columns or structures within the room that may impede a certain set-up.
Next week, we will discuss more seating ideas and options such as escort cards and place cards. Don’t forget to subscribe so you won’t miss any important updates.