Written by Katie Byrne, published 27th mar 2017
Not sure who goes where? These no-fuss pointers will help - promise!
The bride and groom sit at a long top table with their parents, the chief bridesmaid and the best man. Many couples nowadays prefer a round table, which an be more sociable, while some couples opt for a 'sweetheart' table for just the bride and groom.
To avoid stress with divorced parents, sit them close to their new partners, or ask them to host their own tables.
The recipe for table success
An equal mix of both sexes on each table tends to keep the atmosphere lively during the wedding breakfast. If you know certain guests have shared passions or hobbies, you might want to seat them together - or at least let them know someone else is attending with a similar interest, so they can find them later on!
Break the ice
Table games are a great way to get your wedding guests chatting - for example: ask them to play reception bingo or I-Spy, or write down date ideas and marriage advice.
Children should either be seated with their parents or at a seperate children's table, complete with toys, colouring books and other goodies to keep them entertained during the speeches.