With all the wedding planning going on your brain is already overloaded! When vendors start talking about table sizes and chairs per table its going to make your head spin! I wanted to give you a quick guide on what you need to know about picking out your tables and chairs.
First what tables do you need? I seriously believe every girl should create her wedding to taste and not be forced to follow “tradition” so just keep in mind everything is optional and can be changed to suit your needs. Most weddings have a head tables, guest tables, food tables, cake table and gift table. Other optional tables area guest book table, bar, dessert table, cocktail tables, appetizer tables, ceremony table and champagne table.
Here are some industry lingo definitions to help you out!
Here is a Breakdown of table types and the details you need to know about them:
table top mesurement(inches)+60inches(for overhang)=tablecloth size
Planning out your floor plan is an important part of your reception. First get a map of your venue. Be sure it has measurements and ask the venue how it is typically done and WHY. I know you don't want your reception to be a cookie cutter duplicate of everyone else's but a lot of times there is a reason they are done that way. Dj's need outlets, caterers need access to the kitchen and photographers like good lighting! After you get those details it will be easy to draw in your tables. The focal point of your reception should be the head table! Most brids have the head table lined right up to the dance floor to make sure everyone can get a view of the bride and groom. When creating your floor plan also keep in mind the timeline for your reception. Lots of guests come to the reception with a gift so you may want the gift table close to the entrance. If you picked out a show stopping cake you will want to make that another focal point.
I hope this post will be helpful to you as you plan your event! When I meet with clients I know these sort of details are new and overwhelming. If you have any questions leave a comment below! If you would like more tips and tricks follow us at facebook.com/decormoreno