(Closed) Anal and incredibly detail oriented brides…did you do your seating chart….

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
585 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

my Fiance is very computer savvy and he made a program on excel that had everyones food choices and then he made a list on word on which table they will be at. we have a total of 210 people coming and 21 tables! 

Post # 4
1880 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

There’s acutally a very useful app for seating charts if you have an iPad.  That’s what I’m using and it’s made my life easy.  I forogt the name of it (iPad is at home) but just do a search for seating chart apps and it will pop up.

Post # 5
3720 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I am doing it on wedding wire. They have a cool little ap. It is helpful for me to try to figure out who can sit where.

Post # 6
2603 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We got post-it tabs that you use for marking textbooks and put everyone’s name on them; then did a diagram of the tables and switched everyone around manually. The post-its were color-coded for DH’s friends, my friends, FIL’s friends, and my family’s friends. 

There are undoubtedly computer programs that will let you do this, but what can I say? We kick it old school. 


Post # 8
926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m not anal or detail-oriented, but I made a PPT of the layout with move-able tables and names. 

Post # 9
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am using the Excel-type spreadsheet in Google docs. It is a second tab in the overall workbook I have with all guest information (e.g. addresses, RSVP status, etc.) I have four columns total, as we don’t have entree choices.

Column 1: Table Letter (will be switched to corresponding number once finalized)

Column 2: Guest number at that table (1-10, to ensure I don’t overfill a table. I’m not doing placecards, but if you were, this would be handy as you can just follow the order you listed here.)

Column 3: First Name (separated from last name in case I want to do a mail merge for labels or something else)

Column 4: Last Name

I like using Google docs bc I can access and edit it any time from any computer, tablet or smartphone, versus having a normal Excel spreadsheet that’s saved to my hard drive. Plus, this allows me to share it with it with other people, such as our coordinator and Fiance. Google docs is how I saved all of our contracts so I can access them anytime as well and share them with my coordinator and anyone else that will need them.

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