Barmitzvah Table Planning

The seating plan can be considered to be one of the hardest parts of planning an event, particularly when it comes to Barmitzvah’s.

The stress of mixing family and friends – Oy Vey! You thought it was hard to decide who would be invited. Who will sit on the top table? This cousin needs to sit away from this cousin.

A Barmitzvah will also often not have a top table as the Barmitzvah Boy or Batmitzvah Girl will sit with their friends rather than their immediate family.

It’s often described as trying to get square pegs into round holes. You’ve perhaps got 10 tables of 8 to fill, but trying to get that group of 10 friends, group of 7 colleagues, 11 cousins and 6 Aunts and Uncles all seated can cause quite a headache! Table Planning should be very simple but actually needs to have alot of thought and family discussion and compromise!

Barmitzvah Table Planning can often be like a project in itself – Prince2 qualified Project Managers would love the challenge of managing stakeholders, drawing Gant charts, timescales and complex negotiation.

Traditionally, people have used pen and paper, cut out circles or post It notes to work out where guests are sitting. It may also be worth considering Toptableplanner. You simply add you guests and tables and drag them around the screen until you’ve worked out where everyone is sitting. Once you’ve saved your plan you can come back and edit it any time. It is also a great memory.

With Toptableplanner you can print various sizes of table plan and print your place cards too. Toptableplanner will also track guests’ meal choices and RSVP status and has been used around the world. It’s definitely worth trying out at the start of the process of table planning.

Good Luck with the table planning for your Barmitzvah!! Please don’t get stressed.