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So, I need to make a seating chart for my wedding. I simply want to have a chart that guests can look at when they arrive to the reception, that tells them what table they are sitting at. Then I will have table numbers on each table.. no escort cards. Each table will have a picture of my fiancee and I as children – at table 2, pictures of us at age 2, at table 3, pics of us at age 3…etc.
Now, I have no idea how to make the seating charge. Is there some template or place I should know about?? I am a bit stressed because I am getting married on the other side of the country and will have to do this just days before the wedding since it would be hard to fly with (I’m already taking my dress on the plane with me!) I want a reliable way of making this so I know it will get done nicely.
I am not very crafty… if I had to do this without any guidance, it would look like this:
Not that there is anything wrong with it, but I really need some tips from you talented bees so that the chart looks a little prettier, and bigger 🙂 Any information would be so helpful… thanks:D
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- Wedding: March 2013 - Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
As a guest, I really prefer the alphabetical seating chart as opposed to grouping by tables. I know what my last name is, but I don’t know what table I’m at, so it forces me to read through all of the tables until I find mine.
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center
@cheebs: Agreed! Instead of table numbers being the headers and breaking it up, you could do last name initials. Kind of like this?
Post # 8
thanks for the feedback – makes sense! I’ll do it that way instead… what size is best for a seating chart? After printing it, do people generally frame it?
Post # 9
@Mint2Bee: If you had some time to spare (and good hand writing) you could make up the seating chart when you get there on a chalk board. If you google chalkboard seating chart, there are hundreds of examples. The best thing to use would be a chalk marker (from craft store like Hobby Lobby). It won’t smear that way.
If you’re looking for more rustic/DIY, here is kind of a cool one kind of like with bunting. OMG, you could use bunting and print the table numbers and names on iron on transfer paper then string them up when you get there. that’d be way cute. Or combine bunting and chalkboard in this style.
Here‘s a cool font/format for table Letter and names. Kind of carnival style?
This is pretty cool. Have a tie be each table. Then use a “tie clip” to hold the names on, but put all the names on 1 sheet so people do not think they’re escort cards.
Cool idea. Guest have to match their name to the table #. It make be a bit confusing for older guests, though.
OMG, this would be hysterical if you had a pic of all your guests! Which is easy to do now with social networking!
Post # 10
WOW thank you for all the great ideas!!!