My man has indulged me (bless his heart) and allowed me to make a guest list...you know, in case we come into some money and could get married this September!
I split the list into five categories:
- Bride's family
- Bride's friends
- Groom's family
- Groom's friends
- Bride and Groom
It took me two hours. And it only took that long because I had to copy and paste my worksheet into a Word document and out of the fabulous Knot workbook because I couldn't load all the names properly on my Macbook and I had to keep switching between apps.
Things I learned or am now considering:
- This seating chart wasn't so hard BUT it will probably change 14 times as people RSVP no and I need to fill up different tables.
- The memory of why two of your friends don't like each other hits you like a kick in the head when you see their names next to one another on the seating plan.
- Big families make for annoying seating plans. I feel obligated to seat my family nearest me, but between us, Chris and I have over 60 members of our families within two generations! I am imagining waving to my friends sitting in the corner, waiting for their chance to get a picture and a word with us...
- With divorced parents, where do I place my sister?!
- We're each having one attendant. Do I want :
- a head table with four of us (bride, groom, MoH, BM),
- a head table with six of us (same, but with their dates),
- or no head table and sit with our parents,
- or no head table and sit with our friends?