The seating plan

  • Traditionally the bride and groom sit at a long top table with their parents, maid/matron of honor and best man. Many couples nowadays prefer a round table, which can be more sociable, while some couples opt for a ‘sweetheart’ table for just the two of you.
  • To avoid stress with divorced parents, sit them close to their new partners, or ask them to host their own tables.
  • An equal mix of both sexes on each table tends to keep the atmosphere lively
  • Children should either be seated with their parents or at a separate children’s table (this will give you the opportunity to give them activities to keep them occupied during parts of the reception)