(Closed) How did you make your seating chart?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Basic Excel Spreadsheet… Then my wedding coordinator at the venue will send me a layout of the tent and I will just pick which table goes where.  I think Martha Stewart weddings has one to use…or the knot.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

i did it on a notepad by hand. for all 230 people.

it was painful.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i used index cards haha! and pencil.. that way i could actually put them in an arrangement of how the tables will be in the room. and pencil because i had to keep making changes.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My system worked really well for seating 65 guests. I drew 3″ circles on paper, two per page. Then got those multicolored sticky tabs that you use to mark pages and wrote each guests name on a tab. Then I was able to stick each guests at a table, then move the tabs around as needed until I was happy with the layout. When the seating was finalized, I taped all the tabs down and am giving it to my planner so she will know where everyone is sitting.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Try http://www.weddingmapper.com  they have an awesome tool!

I send the brides I work with a form to use – it has 4 tables on each page and twelve lines listed for each table…  I tell them to make several copies of it and use pencil, that waythey can move stuff around as they need to.

I have a spreadsheet I’m using for now and will sort it when I give it to my venue (my work) – one alphabetically so they can check my escort cards against it, and one by table so they know how many people/chairs are needed at each.

Good luck!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

I used excel and pencil/paper.  It worked out really well.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We got a cork board and I cut out everyones names and am going to place them around the table with pins.. so I can move them easily if needed.

Im a very visual persons.. and a bit anal.. haha

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@ktisthatbees: Same here.  Piece of posterboard, drew some circles (traced the top of a cup), then used post it flags so they could be moved around.  When we’ve got it finalized I’ll rewrite it on a regular sheet of paper.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I put the list of all of the guests into an excel spreadsheet and then starting grouping them together. Once I had my basic breakdown I got a table layout from my venue and started matching the groups with the layout.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I used index cards and it was actually pretty easy.  I assigned a table number to each index card and went down my list and placed people. I did have to erase a few times so I recommend pencil!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

weddingwire.com is the best  method i’ve found, by far. you can upload your guest names (from an excel  spreadsheet or add one by one)  and drag and drop names to table settings. You can choose any setup of tables, sizes, etc. Really easy and convenient, have recommended it to other bride friends and all have used it.

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