(Closed) Seating Chart Display??

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We assigned tables, too. We printed out a small poster with names on either side and the table layout in the middle. We then framed it and put it on a stand near the reception area, surrounded by family pictures. I attached a photo of what it ended up looking like.

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Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’m getting married in one week and we’re also doing a seating list instead of cards–assigning only tables, not seats.  

The plan is to frame the list and put it up on an easle in the entrance hall. This next part is pretty obvious, but my reception hall coordinator said to write all the names out in alphabetical order to avoid any confusion. I think with a list (versus a diagram) it’s way easier for the guests to figure out where they are sitting.

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My friend Marisa did the COOLEST display ever – her wedding was science themed, so she did a Periodic Table of Seating.  Each table was a different element.  They also had little tea lights in mini-beakers with everyone’s name,which made it easier to find your name and such.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Yup!  Tables were color coordinated, with the initials mimicing the style of the elements, and the table at the top, and the full name at the bottom (hard to see in the photo).

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Kona — I was taking a few after-ceremony shots while guests enjoyed a cocktail half-hour, so I didn’t see if any sort of line formed while looking at the table assignments. (For what it’s worth, I didn’t hear any complaints, though). I think most people had someone else with them who went to the bar while another person in the party checked the assignments? We kept it pretty casual and even had a couple of break-out tables off to the side without assignments, where anybody could just decide to relax. As far as the size of the print-out, we wanted to keep it at a reasonable size because we were outdoors and dealing with wind, and didn’t want it to blow over. HTH!

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

We’re just planning on writing the seating arrangement on a chalkboard.  I’m all about minimizing the amount of paper products!

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I was struggling with this idea as well. I wanted to use a seating chart, but then there was the problem with needing the escort cards because we needed to somehow indicate meal choices. So, if you do the seating chart, then you don’t need the escort cards and if you do the escort cards, then you don’t need the seating chart? Just wanted to throw that question out there and see what the opinion was on that.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I want to do this too! I found great website (via Style Me Pretty) that does seating charts. I don’t know if I’ll order through them or not, but there are some fabulous examples. Hope it helps ๐Ÿ™‚

http://www.gourmetinvitations.com/SeatingCharts.php

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