"I loved making the seating plan!" Although Gail's fiance was stressed by the thought of bringing 170 people from different groups of friends and family together, Gail explained that "we're all adults. Everyone at our wedding likes us and we like them, so everyone will get along." She seated each person with at least two people they knew and kept spouses together.
She also played matchmaker: "I seated a pregnant co-worker with a friend who's due at the same time. I thought they could have something in common to talk about. It's not like I put all the pregnant people at one table, but you know . . . I seated a couple of chefs next to a cookbook author, that sort of thing."