Couples have asked us before whether a table plan is necessary at their big day.
There are several pros and cons to having a seating chart. Here is what we think...
On the day, you'll probably be feeling a little bit stressed out!
A table plan will help you stay organised on the day, and helps your wedding plans run smoothly. All of your guests will be exactly where you want them - as you have planned for so long in your head.
Plus, if you have any guests with food allergies or requirements, its an easy way to make sure they are served the right meal.
With so many different styles available, your table plan will definitely become a statement piece at your venue.
We have a table plan for every different wedding theme - including rustic, vintage, classic, and winter!
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Mount your table plan onto an easel, and decorate with pretty flowers or leaves to make it stand out.
If people know they HAVE to sit somewhere, they are less likely to complain about it.
Letting people choose their own seats can cause drama, as people who are last to arrive will probably find they're forced to sit next to someone they don't know or don't like.
With a table plan, you can also make sure everyone is sat in a space that best suits them, e.g. Grandad isn't sat next to the loud speakers!
Without a seating chart, you can also expect people to walk around aimlessly throughout your wedding breakfast, talking to everyone!
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A seating plan with place cards means that people are more likely to stay put throughout the meal, and make the place into a calmer atmosphere.
No one can deny that table plans can be expensive!
As a bigger piece of stationery that takes a while to create, they can rack up a cost that will cut into your budget.
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However, here at Tree of Hearts, our table plans start from just £37 - amazing value!
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We also have beautiful table plan cards, which make a cheaper alternative, and are perfect for smaller weddings.
Creating a seating plan that you're happy with can take up a lot of wedding planning time.
You'll need to consider which friends will get on, if anyone has any awkward exes going to the wedding, family feuds, etc!
We think that despite the cons of having a seating chart, it is definitely something that you should consider for your big day. Whilst they are not a necessity, they definitely bring some organisation to your day that you'll want!
At the end of the day, the decision is completely up to you, and what works best for your wedding day.
We hope this blog has been useful! Check out our other blog posts to find out more.