Looking to Host the Perfect Wedding Reception?
Oakhaven’s experienced team tells you two Do’s and the One Definite No for your perfect wedding reception!
By Elizabeth Hanks — January 6, 2023
The first Do: Always have a seating chart
To have a seating chart may be the hardest part of your wedding planning. In fact it could be your biggest wedding headache. Thinking about who is sitting where, and who can’t sit there, is a task you think you can completely avoid. Oakhaven’s advice is to tackle this job head first!
This job is especially critical the larger your wedding party becomes, as seating charts will control the chaos. Reserving tables for your immediate family, closest friends and bridal party are essential! As soon as your RSVPs come in, begin your planning. Planning this part of your reception will also make sure your tables are full. We know you do not want extra tables that sit empty because extra unfilled tables increase your wedding costs. This money can be used on other wedding wants that will complete your dream.
Have your seating chart listed by alphabetical order and not by table numbers. Guests can easily look for their last name and find their correct table. This process speeds your guests getting to their tables and enjoying your cocktail hour!