Which Seating Style is Right for your Celebration?

Wedding Etiquette - Seating Style - Taylor'd Events Group

 :: OPEN SEATING ::

BEST FOR Low-Key, Informal Functions
Cocktail Reception with lots of seating, Open House Reception, Stations Style Meal

Positives:

  • Less Work prior to the event

Things to Consider: 

  • Extra 10% of seats so that groups can sit together
  • Hard for any dietary restrictions
  • Important Guests might end up sitting far away or at different tables

Paper Required:

  • NONE REQUIRED
  • (OPTIONAL) MENU – Always nice to provide some sort of signage indicating what you are serving
  • (OPTIONAL) WELCOME SIGN – A welcome sign explaining to your guests that this is a casual affair with open seating is always a nice touch.

:: RESERVED FAMILY SEATING ::

:: BUFFET ::

Best For Casual Wedding Reception

Positives:

  • Less Upfront Work
  • Important Guests have reserved seating [IF you talk to them prior]

Things to Consider:

  • Plan for an extra 5-10% of seats so that large groups can sit together. If you have the exact number of seats groups or families will inevitably have to separate
  • Hard for dietary restrictions
  • Extremely important to tell the important people that they are in fact VIP and should sit at the Reserved Tables. Your guests don’t want to assume one of those seats are for them and you often end up with random open seats at front row tables if you don’t take great care to let those loved ones know that is where you would prefer they sit.

Paper Required:

  • NONE REQUIRED
  • Reserved Table Signs – It is best to print simple signage that can be placed on each reserved table. It can be generic and say “Reserved” or “Reserved for Family” or you can get more specific and write “Reserved for Bride’s Family”.
  • (OPTIONAL) MENU – Always nice to provide some sort of signage indicating what you are serving
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Ultimate Seattle Foodie Wedding

I don’t know if I have every planned a wedding that I felt fit a couple more perfectly. Every detail of this day was uniquely curated for Erika + Reese. I am beyond thrilled I was able to be a part of their wedding team.

Picture a warm and welcoming dinner party set on a lawn overlooking the Seattle skyline with endless local beverages. Their minimal style let the stunning views and historic house be the stars of the show. I would consider this a luxurious affair, but not because guests sat amongst ornate decor, in fact this couple kept the decor quite simple. The evening was luxurious because Erika and Reese created a space for their guests to linger and enjoy each other’s company. Their greatest wish was for guests to be present in the moment and share a phenomenal meal.

Wedding Etiquette — How to Politely NOT invite +1s and Kids

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Ultra Romantic Oregon Wine Country Wedding

Vashti and Antonio were in the throws of life’s craziness when they reached out. New jobs, finishing school, a move all while wanting to plan an elegant wedding across the country. We were all too happy when they wanted to get married at Maysara Winery in McMinville, Oregon. They were looking for an ultra romantic wedding that would leave their guests feeling like it was worth the cross-country trek.

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We aren’t going to lie. We LOVE the consideration they put into not only the dress and the shoes but also to the groom’s attire. There are plenty of ways to surprise your soon-to-be husband with embroidered collars, handkerchiefs, engraved watches. We’ve got lots of ideas and adore the collar embroidery.

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Ask the Expert | Room Blocks 101 | Where will they Stay?

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You know how we like to dive into the most glamorous of Wedding Planning topics, so here we are bringing you some words of wisdom from our friends over at Where Will They Stay.  Room Blocks don’t generally come to mind as part of wedding planning, but after booking a venue this is one of the first things you should check off the list. Many couples have a large group of guests traveling in nowadays. Opting for room blocks allows you to simplify logistics such as transportation or pre/post wedding events by keeping all of your guests together.  Luckily, we have the Where Will They Stay team on speed dial and they help us pull together hotel options for many of our couples. We are so thankful to have them sharing some of their wisdom on our blog today!

“Alex made our wedding day exactly what I had pictured (even though a wedding was something we had ever pictured for ourselves).  We wanted a non-traditional, casual, fun day and that was exactly what we got.”