As your wedding day fast approaches, your reception will quickly become one of the main areas of focus. While you plan your meal, song list, and decide on your cake, you are may also be worrying about your guest list and creating a seating chart. And, once you have figured out your reception seating, you may believe that there is no room for error. However, every bride will tell you that there can always be a reception seating crisis. At Catering by Alan Weiss, we understand completely, and are eager to help.
Common Reception Seating Issues and How to Deal with Them
An Unannounced Date: There are many occasions when a guest who sent in a RSVP for one arrives at the reception with a date on their arm. In anticipation of such a situation occurring, plan your reception seating with an extra table. This extra table will allow you to move guests who have dates to an open area where they will be comfortable. Have extra seat cards and a pen handy at the reception venue to assign the date their seat.
Wandering Guests: If you have a large guest list, it can become difficult for some to find their seat. The longer it takes for seats to be found, the more likely your schedule will be thrown off. Choose friends or family not included in the wedding party to guide guests to their tables to keep your reception on schedule.
Hurt Feelings: There is always that one friend or family member that gets to their table and feels offended because of the number. To eliminate this problem, consider choosing themes or songs for your reception seating instead of the traditional numbers. This will make seating fun and will eliminate the potential “hierarchy” that numbered tables could pose.
Catering By Alan Weiss Eliminates the Stress of Wedding Planning
When you choose Catering by Alan Weiss, you are choosing the caterer with not only the most experience but also the caterer in the Washington, D.C. region with the most comprehensive menu in kosher cuisine. Let our team of party planners, chefs, and waiters help with party details while you take care of the intimate details. Our team strives to make your special day the best it can be.
Catering by Alan Weiss specializes in kosher wedding catering along with kosher catering for bat/bar mitzvahs and conferences in the Washington, D.C. area. Want you’re ready to start planning your wedding reception catering services, call us at 443-394-8338 or 800-459-0009. You can also visit our contact page.
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