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    Jun122012

    Why the Right Floor Plan Can Rock Your Wedding!

    Person + Killian Photography

    Brideys, I need you to retain this post, because it has come to my attention on several occasions that you all are super uninformed on one crucial wedding planning piece. When you read our post on OneWed, you will see that we are dedicated to helping you make your wedding better and different from all of the others. But, right now I really want to dive into our first point on the OneWed post.

    The floor plan. Seriously, I don’t know who told you that you can ONLY have tables of 8 or 10 guests, but it’s not true. And NO, it won’t look funny on the day of the wedding and NO, your guests won’t be aware of how many people are at each table. Seriously, who’s counting? NOBODY! Because nobody cares! So quit obsessing! Okay? Please, check in what you THINK you know about your floor plan at the door, and read on:

    Person + Killian Photography

     1. Seating arrangements and floor plans can drive even the most sane, non-bitch bride to the brink of insanity. So make it easy on yourself! Get creative. Okay? Here are the basics… Think 7-12… Huh? Okay, I’ll say it like you are a 5 year old: Generally, you can seat 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 or even 12 guests per round table. And, if you going REALLY crazy, then the number can be infinite if you decide upon a long, rectangular table. Just make sure you know the measurements of the room vs. the measurements of the table. And finally, square tables usually max out at 8 guests. Now, think of all of those options, and put them together. You can have an AMAZING, textured room simply by adjusting the way you seat your guests, and HOW you seat them.

     

    Person + Killian Photography

     2. A wise soul once told me “you can make anything fit on paper”. So if you are taking my advice and getting crazy with that floor plan of yours, be sure you are doing your homework! Get the measurements of the tent or venue and plan accordingly. Get the boring stuff out of the way first. Like, how much space will the band require? How big is your dance floor going to be? THEN start adding in your tables be it round, square, rectangular or all of the above.

    Casey Fatchett Photography

    3. Linen… why just pick one color, texture or design? Choose whatever makes you happy, but just be sure that they are all within the same theme. I’m NOT saying that they have to be matchy matchy, I’m simply saying that they should compliment each other. 

    Person + Killian Photography

    Got it? It’s really very easy, you just have to have fun playing with it. And don’t be afraid to get advice from those of us in the industry. If you ask us nicely, we are more then happy to help. Now, get to work on your rockin' floor plan! Stay bitchless girls...

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    Reader Comments (3)

    Those pictures are totally insane! I cannot stop looking at them!! They are so bright and inviting.

    Well I just got engaged, and one of my best friends said that the seating chart was so hard to manage. Between people RSVPing late (or not at all) and family matters she said felt like it was a never ending puzzle. Like each time she thought she got it right, somebody would respond and mess it all up. Or her mother would add people or tell her that so and so couldn't sit near each other, etc. And come to think of it I don't think she ever considered having different shaped tables. That probably would had helped her a lot knowing she could adjust the number of guests at each table.

    Thank you Bitchless! I will keep this in mind when it's my turn.

    June 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCassidy R.

    Hi Cassidy,

    Right? Those pictures are totally amazing! BB was so lucky to get such great shots from such cool photographers!!

    Anyway, I'm sorry to hear about your friend. SHE is exactly WHY BB wrote this post. It's so strange... brides always think that they HAVE to have tables of 8 or 10, and nothing in-between. I don't get it. Was there a handbook on wedding planning I missed? Just kidding!

    No matter what, I hope this post helps change the way brides think when it's time to dive into their diagram and seating plan.

    XO,
    BB

    June 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBitchless Bride

    Are those beakers in the last photo? That is so neat! I am a total science geek, and although my boyfriend and I are lab rats, I would never have thought to bring our work into our wedding decor. But now that I have seen that it can be done tastefully and uniquely, I might have to consider it!

    I will admit that it never dawned on me to have anything other than round tables at my wedding. Even the weddings that I have been to are always in circles. I will bookmark this post for when I get the ring, because I'm sure I will need this as reference. Great photos too!

    June 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMandi

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