Post # 1
Trying to decide the best way to tackle to seating chart. Not having one is not an option, we’re having a large wedding, and I just feel like having a seating chart is important.
So….how did you do yours? Did you just go down a list and write out 8 people per table or draw out a diagram to help you visualize?
Feel free to include pictures!
Post # 3
@starfish0116: I am in process of making my seating chart and I’m using Wedding Wires seating chart tool – I already had my guest list in there anyway.
The visualization helped, because then I know which tables are close to the front and such.
Post # 4
I got a piece of posterboard, and drew the approximate table arrangement. I cut post-its into quarters, and wrote each guest’s name on a slip, and I’m currently working on arranging them. This way I can get a good visualization of the room, move people from table to table easily, and make sure I didn’t forget anyone.
Post # 5
ive heard post-its work well.
Post # 6
I used a graphic that the venue gave me, lined paper on which I wrote the table numbers and number of available seats, and Post-Its.
Post # 7
I took the measurements of the room and made a scaled replica of the room on graph paper.
Post # 8
I listed who I wanted sitting at tables together, then I had a diagram of the room (made by my vendor) and decided where I was putting the tables on that. I had little cut outs of our table identification that I moved around the diagram until I was satisfied. hee hee 🙂
Post # 9
I’m just using the tools that theknot has. I’ve been pretty happy with the way I can add peoples names and keep track of everything. And now I noticed I can do a seating chart for the rehearsal dinner AND the reception 😀 I was pretty excited! especially since all of the guests names and who the are attached to are already uploaded.
Post # 10
Post its and paper plates lol! I am a visual hands on person, so this was the easiest way for me to wrap my brain around all the seats/people.
Post # 11
I got a chart from our venue but I am using this app:
You can put in square, round, rectangular tables anywhere, with the # of seats, drag them around, rotate them, and upload your guest list and then assign seats…and it’s free! Love me some Martha!
Post # 13
@JM1217: That is going to be me and my Mom in a month or so when we try to figure it out completely… lots and lots of wine
Post # 14
I used MarthaStewart.com
She has an amazing wedding helper where you can enter all your guests and then do seating charts for the wedding… she even has it where you can get into shower stuff and gifts with the people entered.
It was sooo helpful.
Post # 15
I haven’t actually started putting people places but my venue wants us to explain how we want the room set up table wise, so I started drawing it out in word. I plan to number the tables and group people together in a word document.
I dunno how I’m going to tell people where they’re sitting yet though
Post # 16
I used the chart from russelandhazel. com