Wediquette Wednesday: How do we seat single friends and family at our wedding reception?
Each Wednesday, we tackle wedding etiquette. At times, it’s a reader question or one from a colleague, friend or family member and other times we’ll cover a popular issue. This week, we are offering up a sneak peek from the new Summer/Autumn 2015 issue of New Orleans Bride Magazine, which hits newsstands and bridal boutiques next week (Click here for a list of locations). In this installment, advice columnist Dee Lane discusses how to seat single friends and family members at a wedding reception.
Question: Our guest list is tight, so we’re not able to offer our single friends a plus-one. How do we seat them; all at one table or spread out?
Answer: Consider placing a few singles at a couple of different tables across the reception, seating two or three at tables of couples good at including strangers in conversation. However, if this group of singles know each other or have something in common (like hailing from the same city or having attended the same school) feel free to seat them together. Who knows, maybe you’ll get a matchmaking credit down the road.
Do you have a solution to share or a wedding etiquette question? Respond in the comments or email Melanie@MyNewOrleans.com. For more advice by New Orleans Bride Magazine etiquette columnist Dee Lane, check out her column in the Winter/Spring 2015 issue and her most recent column in the Summer/Autumn 2015 issue.