Show me your seating charts!

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I created my seating chart in a word document template I use for work (I am an event planner). The day of the wedding we seated guests per table but let them find their own seat at the table (no placecards) and we used escort cards to tell people where to go. We DID specifically seat our head table and our parent’s tables with placecards though. Here are our escort cards that matched the rest of our stationary:

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’m planning on using antique windows for the tables, but people at those tables can choose their own seats. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’m planning to do something similar to @thenextmrsi

I bought our printable escort cards at Joann Fabrics using a coupon.  I will print the guest name and table number on the cards using a template in Word once we make the seating chart.  Our venue will set out a table during cocktail hour where we can place all of the escort cards.  Total cost will be about $22, $12 for the actual cards and another $10 for a stamp and ink to add some embelishments.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I wanted to write our chart on windows but had a really hard time finding something with the right number of panes. So the week before the wedding, my (then) fiance was nice enough to go to Hobby Lobby for me and scout out options. He ended up getting a big chalkboard that we wrote everyone’s names on, and now the chalkboard is hanging in our dining room.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I don’t have pics cause I just made them last night and now they’re loaded up in the trailer to g to our wedding site (!!) – but we bought 6 old windows on Craigslist and wrote out the seating chart in the window panes using a chalkboard paint marker.  It looks AWESOME  🙂  

It’s straight from Pinterest, but all our family are like “Oh my god that’s amazing, how did you come up with that, you’re so creative!!”  Ha.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@s2bmrscook:  I don’t, at least not yet. I have collected the antique windows, and plan on using liquid chalk to write on them. Two of the windows I need to clean up and refinish. But, to give you an idea what it might look like, here’s a photo I found. 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

I am doing the “poster” seating chart (see photo for an example).  You can find on Etsy for super cheap- they create it and sell you the file, then you go to Staples, Kinkos, wherever and print as many as you like. They are sorted by name alphabetically and the table # is next to name.  You can also create your own like PP have mentioned (kleinchen.. so cute!)

I too need want to keep certain folks away from each other LOL oooh the drama, so we are sending the day of coordinator our chart of who needs to sit next to who for each table.  Then “place cards” aka favors with their names on them will be waiting at the table in the right seat.  Combining these 2 cuts a small cost, and keeps everyone in the right seat.

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