Mackay and Whitsundays Wedding Guide


Key tips to make sure everyone has the best time on your special day


ONE of the biggest things brides and grooms stress about on the big day is whether guests are having fun.

A key part of guests’ enjoyment is who they are seated with at the reception.

To make sure guests have the greatest time possible, try to seat like-minded people together and put some space between people who don’t always get along.


:: Sit younger people closer to the dance floor.

:: Sit people who have a history of fighting on opposite sides of the room.

:: Don’t sit the flower girls or ring bearers at the main table unless their parents are sitting with them, otherwise you’ll be looking after them all night.

:: Get creative with how you display the seating plan. Use photo frames with pictures of your guests; use an old window still in its frame and write the list in chalk; use a blackboard, or even bunting. The little flares of creativity add strongly to the atmosphere of the event.

:: Sit groups of friends together.

:: Think about whether you want to assign just tables, or seats as well.

:: If your parents are inviting their own guests, let them have a say on where their friends or family will be seated.

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