Final Count Call any guests that haven’t sent back their response card (there will almost always be a few and you do have every right to know whether they’ll be attending.) As soon as you track down your final numbers, give the final count to the caterer.
Musical Chairs It’s time to complete the seating plan for the reception. Start with a diagram of the room and table sizes, and go from there.
Tip: Some brides choose to keep friends together, while others get such a thrill out of making connections that they make entire tables of strangers. It’s all up to you, but if you want people to be comfortable, keep their comfort in mind.