- 7 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
Microsoft Word software
Dafont.com & 1001freefonts.com
I got this idea from ETSY.com the seller was http://www.etsy.com/people/LittleWeddingWorks?ref=ls_profile
I was very much interested in purchasing a seating chart from them. As usual I told myself, “how could you pay someone to do this when you have access to tons of software” Turns out I didn’t need any fancy software. I simply used word and downloaded a font that I personally liked from one of the sites I mentioned. It’ was that simple. It took me all of twenty minutes and my template was ready.
I took the following steps:
- Download a font(s) you like. Be sure to choose at least two. 1 for the monogram, 2 for names etc…
- Setup page to the desired page size. I chose 11×17 other wise known as Tabloid.
- Create a text box large enough to fit your monogram. Should be in the middle of page.
- Choose the font, size and color; insert the monogram. Highlight the box and right click, choose Arrange, then behind text. This will allow you to insert text over the monogrammed area.
- Insert a text box across the top of page. Be sure to make it long enough to put both names. Insert the desired name using your font/size of choice. Hit enter then change the font size to a much smaller size. Then enter the date of your event.
- Insert a large text box covering most of the print area but not over the name area. This box will be used to insert the individual letters use the tab to be sure they are even. Skip a few lines (at least 4or5) continue with your lettering.
- Insert text boxes in columns. Make one for each row of letters. This will be used to insert your guest names.
- Once you are done. You can either print the chart yourself or save your file on a disk or flash drive and bring it to your local kinko’s or print shop
I hope this was helpful to all who would like to create a seating chart. I know I was so proud of myself and saved myself $45