When it comes to deciding who should sit on the top table, the answer really depends on you.

The traditional top table involves the Bride and Groom, both sets of parents, the maid of honour and the best man. Whilst this is the traditional top table, it’s your special day and there is no right or wrong answer. If you have children or step parents you might like to include them on your top table. You might like to have a sweetheart top table which is designed for the Bride and Groom only. There really are no set rules when it comes to deciding who should sit on the top table.

The closest tables to the top table tend to be for family members and then the tables going further back tend to be for friends. The ideal number of people to a table is 8 guests and we would advise trying to seat guests next to people they know to stop any awkward silences. However, do not be afraid to mix and match guests on a table, it is the perfect way to break the ice and create a sociable atmosphere.

If you’re having children at your wedding you could consider a children’s table and seat all the children together. Children’s colouring books and table games are a great way to keep children entertained.

Place names and favours are a great way to decorate your tables. What do guests on the table have in common? Perhaps you could name your tables after countries you’ve visited together and compliment the table with favours which relate to that country? Personalised biscuit favours go down a real treat and are a great way to personally make your guests feel welcome. Like the sound of this? Have a look at our wedding cakes and favours page!

We hope this blog has given you some ideas and inspiration. If you need help planning your wedding or even need some assistance with creative ideas please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!