(Closed) Handling Seating in Long Tables

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1566 posts
Bumble bee

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
769 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

We’re doing placecards and then having a chart directing people to the general area where their seat is.

Post # 5
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

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
761 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

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
1426 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

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
1135 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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.

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