When deciding where to seat guests, if you don't want to get too stressed the week before your wedding, it's a good idea to start planning early on.
However, it is also best not to add or ink in the names until as late as possible just in case there are last minute changes.
It's worth considering where elderly guests are seated to make sure they are sat near enough to easily hear any speeches.
On the other hand there may be young children attending who would be better sat further away.
Ultimately it is down to you to decide where you are happy seating your guests and if for example the traditional top table layout doesn't work for you then it is perfectly acceptable these days to sort out an alternative.
The finished table plan can be dropped off at the venue the day before the wedding. If you aren't supplying your own stand there are easels available in both the Tythe Barn and Watermill.
A separate basic copy of the guests' seating, with details of dietary requirements, children's seating and any high chairs, is also required before the wedding for the events team.