(Closed) How did you do your seating chart?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: How did you do your seating chart?
    I just listed people to a table : (6 votes)
    18 %
    I drew out a chart to visualize the room/tables : (19 votes)
    58 %
    Other, please explain : (8 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @starfish0116:  I am in process of making my seating chart and I’m using Wedding Wires seating chart tool – I already had my guest list in there anyway.

    The visualization helped, because then I know which tables are close to the front and such. 

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I got a piece of posterboard, and drew the approximate table arrangement.  I cut post-its into quarters, and wrote each guest’s name on a slip, and I’m currently working on arranging them.  This way I can get a good visualization of the room, move people from table to table easily, and make sure I didn’t forget anyone.

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    ive heard post-its work well.

    Post # 6
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I used a graphic that the venue gave me, lined paper on which I wrote the table numbers and number of available seats, and Post-Its.

    Post # 7
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I took the measurements of the room and made a scaled replica of the room on graph paper.

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I listed who I wanted sitting at tables together, then I had a diagram of the room (made by my vendor) and decided where I was putting the tables on that. I had little cut outs of our table identification that I moved around the diagram until I was satisfied. hee hee 🙂

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’m just using the tools that theknot has. I’ve been pretty happy with the way I can add peoples names and keep track of everything. And now I noticed I can do a seating chart for the rehearsal dinner AND the reception 😀 I was pretty excited! especially since all of the guests names and who the are attached to are already uploaded.

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Post its and paper plates lol!  I am a visual hands on person, so this was the easiest way for me to wrap my brain around all the seats/people.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I got a chart from our venue but I am using this app:

    http://tools.marthastewartweddings.com/wedding/UserMySeating

     

    You can put in square, round, rectangular tables anywhere, with the # of seats, drag them around, rotate them, and upload your guest list and then assign seats…and it’s free!  Love me some Martha!

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I drank lots of wine.

     

    Post # 13
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @JM1217:  That is going to be me and my Mom in a month or so when we try to figure it out completely… lots and lots of wine

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I used MarthaStewart.com

    She has an amazing wedding helper where you can enter all your guests and then do seating charts for the wedding… she even has it where you can get into shower stuff and gifts with the people entered.

     

    It was sooo helpful.

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I haven’t actually started putting people places but my venue wants us to explain how we want the room set up table wise, so I started drawing it out in word.  I plan to number the tables and group people together in a word document.

    I dunno how I’m going to tell people where they’re sitting yet though

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I used the chart from russelandhazel. com

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