I love making wedding seating plans, but they cause so much hassle for the bride. I think planning a wedding goes pretty smoothly, because most couples have an idea of what they want for their special day. The table plan throws everything out the window. Trying to seat realatives that don’t get on etc. I’ve listened to so many stories over the years. It’s seems to be the biggest headache for the couple.
I always recommend that it’s made 4 weeks before a wedding, not before. It can change days before a wedding. I make a lot of seating plans and 99% of the time it will change.
When should I order a Wedding Seating Plan?
Book your seating plan early but don’t insist it’s made 3 months before your day. Believe me, I’ve made so many, only to get a panic phone call that it’s all changed. It seems like a lot of stress from the guests that the couple could do without. I think it’s fine if there is someone on the table plan but they have backed out. Leave them on. If someone has been added last minute I will always change it. There’s nothing worse than going to a table plan to find you are not on it.
It’s a bit like a map. I think it’s why so many grooms like them. It tells you what table you are on, not the seat. Place cards tell you where you actually sit.
Why do I need a Wedding Seating Plan?
Table plans are must. It’s information for your guests. Imagine if you didn’t have a seating plan. It would be a bit like wandering round McDonalds trying to find a seats! You will get odd seats etc. You don’t want guests wandering around a room when you are trying to get on with speeches etc.