Creating a seating plan for your wedding can be one of the more tedious tasks closer to the big day. There are many different types of seating options to choose from. Below are options that are frequently used at weddings.
Open Seating – Pick any seat!
This seating option works great for small, intimate weddings. Having open seating is a great option if your guests are comfortable with one another and are familiar. It’s great to be seated next to someone whose company you enjoy! However, this seating option may not be the most suitable for a large wedding. Guests find it a hassle to look for a seat themselves, and it becomes difficult to manage which tables have seats left.
A seating chart is one of the most commonly preferred styles of a seating plan. Easy to use and read, display all the names of your guests by first or last name, along with the table number beside it. For larger groups consider having one chart for the groom and one chart for the bride. You can also personalize and get creative with the design of your seating chart.
Escort cards are an aesthetically appealing option. An escort card displays the name of the guest, followed by the assigned table number on individual cards. You can have them in small envelopes or two fold tents. Place them in alphabetical order on your receiving table to add character to the entrance. Using escort cards also gives you the advantage to make any last minute changes without a big hassle.
Seating Chart + Place Cards
Make it even easier to seat your guests by using a seating chart and place cards. Place cards are placed on each table setting with the name of the guest to make is easy for guests to know exactly where they are sitting at the table. This is a great way to add some creativity to your guest tables.
Before creating your seating plan, always ensure to have a floor plan from the venue. This can also effect the type of seating option you choose to have. Try to be as accommodating as possible, and make it a memorable experience for your guests. Now, if everyone please take their seats, we are about to begin!
The moment you’ve all been waiting for; the Bride and Groom speech! Writing your speech can be nerve-racking and intimidating. With a ton of emotion involved it is often difficult to know where to begin. Here are a few pointers to get you started:
- Plan ahead – Do not wait until the last minute. Avoid writing your speech the night before your wedding. You’ll feel panicked and rushed, and you may forget key points that you want to address. The night before the wedding is overwhelming, especially with the crazy amounts of emotions. With chaos in the wedding house and guests all around, finding a quiet time to sit down and begin writing likely won’t happen. Give yourself enough time to really think about what you want to say, and how you want to say it.
- Have a little fun – We know your speech will address all the emotions you’ve been feeling throughout the wedding planning process, but it’s also okay to keep it light and fun. Add in a little joke or two to take the weight off the seriousness of the speech and keep your guests engaged. Friendly language can also make a big impact. Keep it simple, fun and emotional.
- The Key Players – Don’t forget to mention the key players in planning your wedding. Whether it be your family, friends or wedding planner a little thank you goes a long way. Take the time to make those around you feel special and touched by your words. Tell them how much you appreciate their unconditional love and support.
- Practice! – This goes hand in hand with planning ahead. Go through your speech at least one, if not twice. Does it flow? Did you forget to mention a special someone? When you practice your speech out loud you’ll get a sense of how it will sound to the audience, and if your emotions are coming across as you hope.
Now that you’ve nailed down the key points, grab a pen and paper and start writing!
As a die-hard Bollywood addict you can count on me to write this blog. With wedding season already here, you may not have the time to compile a list of the latest songs or classic hits for your wedding, and so I have done it for you! Use these songs for your parties, e-shoots, same-day edits, final videos, entrance songs, or even just a good old jam session while driving home. I hope you enjoy these songs as much as I do!
- Behna Re Pyari Pyari Behna – Sautela
- Mehndi Racha Ke – Kunwara
- Tujhko Hi Dulhan Banaonga – Chalo Ishq Ladaaye
- Saajan Saajan Teri Dulhan – Arzoo
- Mujhe Saajan Ke Ghar Jana Hai – Lajja
- Rishton Ki Mehndi – Dil Mera Dhadkan Teri
- Mehndi Hathon Me Rachi – Falguni Pathak
- Mehndi Hai Rachne Wali – Zubeidaa
- Likh Ke Mehndi Se – Anuradha Paudwal
- Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna – Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaenge
- Wedding Da Season – Amaal Mallik
- High Heels Te Nache – Ki & Ka
- Kar Gayi Chull – Kapoor & Sosns
- Nagada Sang Dhol – Ram Leela
- Tooh – Gori Tere Pyaar Mein
- Mera Naam Mary – Brothers
- Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan – Roy
- Shake Your Bootiya – Finding Fanny
- Baby Doll – Ragini MMS 2
- London Thumakda – Queen
- Phatte Tak Nachna – Dolly Ki Doli
- Jummi Ki Raat – Kick
- Ainvayi Ainvayi – Band Baaja Barat
- Diliwali Girlfriend – Yeh Jaawani Hai Deewani
- Munni Badnam Hui – Dabangg
- Gandi Bhaat – Rajkumar
- Tattad Tattad – Ram Leela
- Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hi Hai – Khoobsurat
- Sunny Sunny – Yaariyan
- Lungi Dance – Chennai Express
- Dhating Naach – Phata Poster Nikhla Hero
- Lovely – Happy New Year
- Tamanche Pe Disco – Bullet Raja
- Fevicol Se – Dabaang
- Saturday Saturday – Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
- Sapna Jahan – Brothers
- Tum Hi Ho – Aashiqui 2
- Samjhawaan – Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
- Galiyaan – Ek Villain
- Man Mast Magan – 2 States
- Banjara – Ek Villain
- Meherbaan – Bang Bang
- Gulabi — Shuddh Desi Romance
- Heer – Jab Tak Hai Jaan
- Saans – Jab Tak Hai Jaan
- Ambarsariya – Fukrey
- Teri Jhuki Nazar – Murder 3
- Be Intehaan – Race 2
- Kabhi Jo Baadal Barse – Jackpot
- Tum Tak – Raanjhanaa
- Mujh Mein Tu – Special 26
Bad weather can happen anytime of the year. Depending on the season of your wedding, you can determine what kind of weather conditions are a possibility. We advise to always have a back-up plan or plan B, especially for outdoor weddings. There is nothing worse than scrambling to have everything arranged last minute. Think it through and list all the reasons you could be outside, such as photography. Consider carrying appealing umbrellas just in case the sun doesn’t want to shine.
Everyone has these, but what’s important is how to prepare for them. Our tip is that you familiarize yourself with each other’s guest list, especially those guests you are bound to meet at some point during the wedding. Give each other a short briefing so that when you meet this person, you don’t draw a blank. What could’ve been an “awkward introduction” is now a “comfortable conversation.”