Holly McAuliffe
Holly McAuliffe 13 Jan 2019

How do you sort a table plan who to put who where

How do you sort a table plan who to put who where

Cheryl Holten
Cheryl Holten 14 Jan 2019

Lots of ways to do it, most people who sit people who know each other together.

Kirsty Charlotte
Kirsty Charlotte 14 Jan 2019

Don’t stress about it. Everyone told me that was the most stressful part but it wasn’t. I just wrote everyone’s names on post it notes and then put out dinner plates as substitutes for each table and made sure there was a good mix of my side and his side at each table. Remember it’s only for an hour or so that people will be sat together so don’t worry too much x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Jan 2019

Try to put everybody on a table with somebody that they know. Unless they don't know anybody, in which case try to put them on a table with somebody else who doesn't know anybody. If you can't do that, just try to make it a good mix so that it's not too cliquey :)

Laura Stewart
Laura Stewart 14 Jan 2019

Depends on how you want it

We made up all of our tables so that it was a mixture of work friends and family in each table, it meant that everyone had to talk to each other, helped by the fact that we played couples bingo too

Then after dinner, everyone mingle with old and new friends x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 14 Jan 2019

Get the hubby to do it that way if anyone complains on the day you can say that’s his fault and walk away ‍️

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 15 Jan 2019


Hannah Berry
Hannah Berry 15 Jan 2019

A recent wedding I went to... we were sat on the same table with out plus ones but a seat away and was sat with people we didn’t know. So we all had to talk and it was actually really nice. My other half wasn’t too far away. I met some of the grooms family. And we all go on really well (we became the “party table” we were quite loud/having fun 😂😂😂 but do what ever you want. It’s your day!

Alex Perkins
Alex Perkins 15 Jan 2019

I’ve just put people who know each other together, or at least know a few people. Or if it’s really worrying you if you have to sit someone with some people they won’t know try and have a small get together or a dinner for like 4/5 people at your house with a few people who don’t know your family so they won’t be strangers at the wedding!

Laura Shergold
Laura Shergold 15 Jan 2019

We did it with post it notes to begin with. Tried to put people together with who they know. Just tried to keep the tables of an even number. I agree with Kirsty - people say this is stressful. We spent about 2 hours on it and it’s done. Don’t over think it. It’s an hour and a half - 2 hour meal so they won’t have to sit there for long x

Matilda Harding
Matilda Harding 15 Jan 2019

There is a table planning section on here, very easy to use and alter as needs be or use post it notes if you prefer a physical copy

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 16 Jan 2019

We tried to put people together who we expected would get along pretty well for various reasons. We tried to mix some of both sides of the family on each table too, it worked out really well and a few new friendships were made.

Jessica Pearce
Jessica Pearce 17 Jan 2019

I have done a rough one with guests I will be inviting and what I did was print names and cut these out (couples are still together) and put them in groups and by keeping people that know each other together. I found this the easiest way for me and there were a few people that did not fit into this but you deal with them at the end, where you have space and also who you think they will get on most with.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 17 Jan 2019

I went to a wedding where we had to pick a table number out of a hat! The same meals were being served to everyone, so everyone picked a table number and picked a seat on that table. Definitely different! I’ve just been grouping people together, so families are together or at least on the tables next to each other. Everyone knows at least one other person on the table x

Stacey Gill
Stacey Gill 20 Jan 2019

I used a cork board, pins and paper. Just finished mine last night due to people falling out and making up etc. Families who'd have them lmao

Stacey Gill
Stacey Gill 20 Jan 2019

Also if people are attending the hen/stag party they'll meet purple from the wedding party so they'll get to know people there just tell them who they're sitting next to, to give them a chance to get to know them better


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