Q: Are the parents’ tables numbered? Are they given seating arrangements? We are only assigning guests to a particular table, not to an actual seat.
A: Table numbers are not as important as where the table is actually located in proximity to the head table. Parents have a lot of mingling to do and many guests will want to come over and congratulate them, which will be more difficult if there isn’t a good flow around their table. Parents should be seated:
- Close to the head table but not up against the wall. Have them placed in good eye range of the bride and groom.
- In no particular seat, assuming that the rest of the guests at their table realize they will want to be staring at the happy couple!
- At a table that will be served by staff immediately after the head table.