The perimeter of the dance floor is great for people watching. This is where you want to seat your older guests! When the party is alive and the dance floor jamming, you want the guests who will be seated most of the night to still feel a part of the action." 3. Get creative with your seating arrangement "A dozen round tables with assigned numbers isn't the only way to seat your guests. Try vignette seating that mixes different types of tables to create a variety of unique 'vignettes' in different parts of your reception floor. Replicate the vibe of a chic urban hotspot with lounge-style seating or forego assigned seating altogether and create a cocktail party atmosphere with high tables and stools to encourage mingling. There are so many options!" RELATED: How to Pull Off an All-White Wedding 4. Mix your families and friends through seating "While only you know your family dynamic, why not give some thought to blending your families and friends through the seating chart so that they have more of an opportunity to get to know each other. Consider a cousin's table that combines both families. Mix up your friends and put all of the singles together for a good time." 5.
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