Let's talk about the seating plan, the floor plan, layout notes, whatever you want to call it! You have options!

When beginning to design how your wedding reception will be laid out, here are a few things to consider:

1. What does the venue recommend or see often? 

There is a reason couples always put the dance floor and DJ in a certain place, and why their introduction really rocks when the enter in a particular set of doors. Consider what the venue manager suggests, or take a look at their Facebook page for ideas.

Photo below by Htown Studios

Designing your Wedding Reception Floor Plan | Layout Ideas | Houston Wedding Planners | Plan Our Day Houston

2. What is the formality of your wedding?

If you are doing a seated dinner with entree options, then a seating chart is a must. If you have a buffet or food stations, perhaps you just reserve some seating for your wedding party and immediate family. There is no right or wrong answer!

Photo below by Alyse French Photography

Designing your Wedding Reception Floor Plan | Layout Ideas | Houston Wedding Planners | Plan Our Day Houston

3. Who do you want to sit next to during dinner? Your options are:

A. Sit with just your new hubby at a Sweetheart table (Lori Blythe Photography)

Designing your Wedding Reception Floor Plan | Layout Ideas | Houston Wedding Planners | Plan Our Day Houston

B. Sit with your wedding party (and maybe their dates) at a Head Table (Photo by Nate Messara)

Designing your Wedding Reception Floor Plan | Layout Ideas | Houston Wedding Planners | Plan Our Day Houston

C. Sit with your family at a Royal Table (Smith House Photo)

Designing your Wedding Reception Floor Plan | Layout Ideas | Houston Wedding Planners | Plan Our Day Houston

D. Sit with either of the above at a regular guest table (Alyse French Photography)

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Chat with your fiancé about what you both prefer! Cheers, my friends!

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