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Why Seating Charts are Stressful: OneWed’s Local Flavor

One of the most stressful aspects of wedding planning (the dreaded wedding etiquette) is often one of the last things you do, assigning people to tables at the reception. If you’re a guy who knows his way around a spreadsheet, this task may fall to you. So, it’s a good idea to know what the stressors are.

The first thing that you’ll want to do is talk to your parents and your bride’s parents and find out if there are any sensitivities you should know about. For example, will Great Uncle Morton be offended if he isn’t seated with your parents? Will Aunt Gertrude and Aunt Rosie start throwing plates if they sit next to each other? Keep in mind your own friends’ dramas as well. While groups of friends do not necessarily have to sit together, you should avoid leaving one friend out in the cold while everyone else is together.

Hey, I didn’t say it was going to be easy, I just said you should be prepared!

In addition to serving as OneWed’s VP of Marketing, Jennifer Napier is a guest contributor to the GroomsAdvice blog offering a little local flavor for the grooms. You can connect with Jennifer on Google+ and Twitter.

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One Response to “Why Seating Charts are Stressful: OneWed’s Local Flavor”

  1. Wedding Seating Chart Says:

    Definitely, sorting out the wedding seating can be one of the trickiest parts of arranging a wedding! Many people leave it to the last minute which I think doesn’t help. Get started as early as you can. You can probably start before you’ve even had any RSVPs back – you’ll probably know which family members and close friends are definites before they’ve even replied.

    Be prepared for last minute changes too. They’re bound to happen, but if you’ve got most of the plan done already, that shouldn’t be too much of a problem.

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