UKbride Member Request 10 Aug 2018

Hello. Anyone else find the biggest nightmare to be a table plan? I want...

Hello. Anyone else find the biggest nightmare to be a table plan? I want to sit with my maid of honour as she is very important to me and moving away so I thought I’d have bride n groom in the middle, MOH n her partner next to me n best man and his partner (also a bridesmaid) next to the groom. That leaves parents??? Do I sit them together or on tables with own side of family??? At this rate I’m going to stick everyone’s name in a hat with a number and play it that way ha! Thanks x

Lucy Lewis
Lucy Lewis 10 Aug 2018

Hi the only table we have a plan for is the top table :)

Angela Christie
Angela Christie 13 Aug 2018

my folks and in-laws are on a table together. but we are having a sweetheart table x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Aug 2018

It was the only argument me and my husband had. I was trying to please everyone and messing it all up, he put his foot down and told me to stop trying to make everyone happy and position tables how WE wanted. (He was right 🤫)

Catriona Rollason
Catriona Rollason 13 Aug 2018

I think you have to go with what makes you happy at the end of the day.

Amy Vigor-Green
Amy Vigor-Green 13 Aug 2018

Parents and in-laws are on separate family tables. We only have us and MOH and best man on top table with us x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Aug 2018

My sister just had her wedding she did a small table for her and new hubby. Then a table with my mum aunts and uncles and grandparents. Same for the grooms side. The bridesmaids and partners on a table. Siblings all on one table ... gave her and her new hubby time to just talk to each other x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Aug 2018

We had bride, groom, best man and bridesmaid on top table. MoB hosted a table, FoB family hosted a table and Grooms family hosted a table. It was so much easier that way. Xxx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Aug 2018

This was my seating plan
Bride and groom in middle
Grooms side
Best women
On brides side
Maid of honour
My son who gave me away

Hope this helps

A member uploaded image

Ruby Boardman
Ruby Boardman 13 Aug 2018

We tried to do ours last night! It's a nightmare.

Hannah Oakton
Hannah Oakton 13 Aug 2018

I’ve done mine. Parents, BM and MOH on top table. Partners and anyone else on other tables. I used stickers and post it note tabs so I could move people round as and when I wanted too x x

Remember it’s your wedding. If they don’t want to sit down for an hour and eat a free meal then they can go home and buy one!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Aug 2018

We're putting all 3 sets of parents (his are both remarried) and his step dads parents all on one table. We don't have any other living grandparents, he wants his boys to sit with us so our top table would be huge if we had parents aswell as 2 bridesmaids, best man, grooms brother plus parents.

Nicole Bradbury
Nicole Bradbury 13 Aug 2018

It’s your wedding so sit people where you want 😁

Becky Harris
Becky Harris 13 Aug 2018

I found the same and with split parents I could have all parents on the top table with us. We have decided to go for my dad, MOH, best man and bridesmaid with us and their partners and then other parents on their own table with their family. Hope you find something that works for you. It’s been the most stressful thing for me x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Aug 2018

We had us, our daughter, both moms, father in law and best man. My bridesmaids sat on the table in front with theirs families, and any step parents sat with their families. Or out top table would have had to be extended lol

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Aug 2018

We have bride, groom, parents and best man on top table. My bridesmaids are on the table right in front of us with our children. The best mans partner is on a different table with her friends

Josie Harrison-Marks
Josie Harrison-Marks 13 Aug 2018

I’m Getting food vans in so I don’t have to worry about this, or menus! Good luck x

Rachael Russell
Rachael Russell 13 Aug 2018

we've planned each table, however, we're not having a traditional top table - both our parents have split with new partners and children, my brisdesmaid has a partner and we have 3 children ourselves so it starts to get silly in numbers. Our top table will be us and our children :)

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Aug 2018

Do the important ones as suggested. Let the rest of them fight it out. Just make sure someone makes a video of the ensuing battle!!

Abbey Lawson
Abbey Lawson 13 Aug 2018

We've ended up with just us on the top table because I didn't want people offended and things :)

Charlotte Ward
Charlotte Ward 13 Aug 2018

Parents on one table with siblings?

Lynne Banks
Lynne Banks 15 Aug 2018

That hat idea sounds like fun 😂😂❤❤

Kellie Cardwell
Kellie Cardwell 16 Aug 2018

We are only having us an our children (5 between us) on top table. Have done a seating plan an tried mixing families up. Only for an hour an our day x

Michelle Rew
Michelle Rew 17 Aug 2018

Put people where you want them, there are no rules, it's your wedding, your party, your plans. I'm not a lover of a top table so I've placed people that I know will keep conversation flowing with others who are not as confident etc and all round tables as im a bit more spititual than traditional and prefer everyone as equals. Do what YOU want x


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