Post # 1
I’m planning to have an outdoor wedding and use long tables (about 30-36ft long).
The arrangement will be something like the following:
So my question for you is. . .
How in the world do I handle the seating charts, table numbers and all seating related stuff?
And of course, if you have any suggestions to improve the arrangement above, let me know 🙂
Post # 3
You could create a seating chart using a large version of the picture you posted with people’s names at their seats. I don’t think table numbers or just assigning people to tables rather than specific seats would work here. You could also just do placecards.
Post # 4
We’re doing placecards and then having a chart directing people to the general area where their seat is.
Post # 5
I have this software (the free version) loaded on my computer right now. It looks like it will be very helpful. You can modify the table and move them around and make them the size that you need, and place your guests where you want them to be. The free version only works for up to 30 guests, but if you get the nonfree version, is should help you a lot. Here is the link:
Post # 6
I would definately go with with numbering, if you think of it like a theatre. When people arrive they can get a number then go and find the number to know where to sit.
Post # 7
You could put multiple numbers on each table, that way people would be directed to a general area but would still have more freedom than if you had assigned individual seats. I would try to put a different number every 4 or 5 seats or so.
Post # 8
I think a seating chart to direct guests to the tables, and then place cards at the actual seats. I think that would work out well! I’ve never been to a wedding with long tables, but as a guest I think I could figure that out.
Post # 9
Thanks ladies for you ideas. . .
I know if there are round tables or rectangular tables (separated) it’s kinda easy just to put a table number. . .
I didn’t know I could do the same for long tables, but this post from Mrs. Gloss shows she used long tables AND table numbers so I might use that.
I don’t want to assign seats to each and every person. Like greenleafmountain said, with table numbers I could direct them to certain areas, but the guests can pick their seats. . .
Anyway I’ll keep all these ideas in mind. . .and if you have some more do tell!