Your wedding reception will be a once in a lifetime experience! Your will embark on a romantic first dance with your partner, a celebratory wedding cake cutting ceremony, and festive bouquet and garter tosses! There is no doubt that you and your guests will have a wonderful time.

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However, while much entertainment will be presented, it is also important to remember that your guests will spend a majority of time at their seats! Therefore, you will want to ensure that they are pleased with where they are placed.

We understand the importance of creating a successful wedding seating chart! That’s why, here at Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens, we have gathered some advice for seating guests at your own wedding reception. Would you like to discover some great insight? If so, you will certainly want to continue reading:

  • Avoid Playing “Match-Maker”. There will most likely be an array of single guests attending your big day. However, this is not your opportunity to play “match-maker”! As if you seat all of your singles at one table, that could cause them to feel quite awkward. Instead, place a couple single guests per table, as a way to ensure that they don’t feel out of place.
  • Consider the Children. Will children be attending your wedding? If so, it would be a wonderful idea to create a table just for them. Not only will they be seated with others around their age, but you can fill your table with games, coloring books, and other kid-friendly activities, as a way to keep them entertained.
  • Your parents are not only a big part of your life, but your big day too! If they are still married, or if they get along with one another, it would be best to have them seated together, along with your partners’ parents. If not, consider placing them at their own table with their immediate family members, such as their children.
  • You & Your Bridal Party. Choosing to sit at your own wedding sweetheart table is a wonderful idea! As it will allow you stand out and be easily found within your wedding reception. However, if you have chosen to be seated regularly, it would be best to sit with your bridal party. Either way, your bridal party should all sit together.

Creating the best seating arrangements for your wedding reception is of importance! These are just a few tips to assist you with doing so.

If you are ready to create your own wedding seating chart within our elegant Southern California wedding venue, please get in touch with us here at Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens. With many years of experience hosting weddings, we would be honored to be a part of your happily ever after as your wedding venue in San Diego, California.


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