Seating plan

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A seating plan is a diagram or a set of written or spoken instructions that determines where people should take their seats.wikipedia
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State dinner

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State dinners have their own protocol and arrangements are made so that the most distinguished guests can have the possibility to engage in conversation.
Preparations for state banquets begin months in advance with the final seating plan confirmed both by the Queen and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Diagram

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A seating plan is a diagram or a set of written or spoken instructions that determines where people should take their seats.

Dinner

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At formal dinners, plans are usually used to avoid chaos and confusion upon entrance and to follow the etiquette.

Etiquette

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At formal dinners, plans are usually used to avoid chaos and confusion upon entrance and to follow the etiquette.

Hospitality

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In this case, it is customary to arrange the host and hostess at the opposite sides of the table, and alternate male and female guests throughout.

Place card

Place cards can be used to direct guests.

Peggy Post

In the United States according to Peggy Post, "tradition dictates that when everyone is seated together, the host and hostess sit at either end of the table. Honored guests (moms, dads, and in-laws) are placed to the host's and hostess's right and then left."

Airplane

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Plans are also made for airplanes, where the objective is to differentiate passengers between the various travel classes and ensure everybody has a place.

Passenger

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Plans are also made for airplanes, where the objective is to differentiate passengers between the various travel classes and ensure everybody has a place.

Travel class

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Plans are also made for airplanes, where the objective is to differentiate passengers between the various travel classes and ensure everybody has a place.

Theatre

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Similarly, theatres or cinemas may allow spectators to choose their seats beforehand.

Movie theater

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Similarly, theatres or cinemas may allow spectators to choose their seats beforehand.

Musical ensemble

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A seating plan is of crucial importance for musical ensembles or orchestras, where every type of instrument is allocated a specific section.

Orchestra

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A seating plan is of crucial importance for musical ensembles or orchestras, where every type of instrument is allocated a specific section.

Musical instrument

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A seating plan is of crucial importance for musical ensembles or orchestras, where every type of instrument is allocated a specific section.

Seating assignment

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Table setting

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Diplomatic rank

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A diplomat's rank determines many ceremonial details, such as the order of precedence at official processions, table seatings at state dinners, the person to whom diplomatic credentials should be presented, and the title by which the diplomat should be addressed.

Lori Berenson

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After securing press credentials for herself and a photographer, and after visiting Peru's Congress to interview some of its members and attend sessions where she took notes and sketched a seating plan, Berenson was arrested on a public bus along with the photographer.

Brisbane Entertainment Centre

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The arena has an array of seating plans which facilitate the comfort of its users, subject to performance.

Customs and etiquette in Chinese dining

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There is a specific seating order to every formal dinner, based on seniority and organizational hierarchy.

When have we eaten from the same dish?

¿Cuándo hemos comido en el mismo plato?
The talent of the host was to place the guests in such a way that the familiarity between them was pleasing to both.