Post # 1
Does anyone have a template for a seating chart either in Word or PowerPoint? The trend is to do seating cards, however, I have a small wedding party (50 guests) with two large long tables. Better to do a seating chart so guests can navigate where they are sitting and then plan to put name cards tied with ribbon tied to the back of the chivari chairs. Would love to make this a DIY project. Has anyone else used a seating chart? Not looking to buy expensive seating program just for 50 guests.
Post # 3
http://www.weddingwire.com has a great one, you do have to input the size of room, size of tables and all guests but then you can drag and drop everything in, and it’s free.
Post # 4
this woman makes them, if you go to her portfolio and select seating charts you can get ideas. also she’s very good at responding to emails so you can contact her as well – http://www.gourmetinvitations.com/
this bride created her own and it was beautiful. she said it was a lot of work but it may be worth it to email her for DIY instructions – http://chimonique.googlepages.com/chimoniqueplanningbio
Post # 5
Thanks so much for the link to Gourmet Invitations – she does beautiful work! Added her blog to my Google reader to get ongoing inspiration.
Meelahj – Unforrtunately the link you provided is not working
Post # 6
MsGirard, if you remove the space at the end of the second link that meelahj provided, it should work!
Are you using the seating chart for escort cards (ie, listing who’s at one table and who’s at the other), or will you actually illustrate which seat everyone’s sitting in? If it’s the former, you can probably use any program and make a simple list of names (just make sure that the resolution is high enough so that you can take it to Kinko’s and have them blow it up). But if you’re delineating individual seats on this chart, I would probably use InDesign to make sure that the names line up — I’ve found that Word can be tricky when you’re trying to make things align perfectly. I think you can download it for a 30-day trial at http://www.adobe.com.
Also, I think it might be a little difficult to find/use a template because everyone’s wedding has a different number of guests, and it looks like most of these charts have custom formatting and spacing based on the number of tables and guests.
Post # 7
I use the one at http://www.weddingwire.com and love it. It is so easy to use! It has all your guest in a column on the right then you just click and drag the guest to the table you want them at. I like how you pick the type of table and just plug in the number of people at each table. I was able to design the layout for the reception in no time at all. You can also print it out in different sizes.
Post # 8
Again, check out the thread escort cards vs seating chart to see my seating chart.
Post # 9
here’s another very simple example that just has a simple list of names. this one is pretty easy and self explantory to make:
you could do multiple framed lists and have them divided by last name which will make it easier for guests than one big board…so you could have A-H, I-Q, R-Z or whatever..
Post # 10
Nice idea!! I like this, this is how I show my calligraphy samples at shows
Post # 11
With Bridal Party https://acrobat.com/#d=NyGcS4CkXGGLd-Azvu6nqA
Simple, without Bridal Party https://acrobat.com/#d=*AHTucsKlxoe-NDN7RHUrQ
this site is breaking the 2nd link, just cut and past into the browser
Post # 12
@mv118: Thank you so much Michelle!!!
Post # 13
@mv118: Again, please IMMEDIATELY remove the links that you have posted that are to the seating chart templates that I created. I have not given anyone, including yourself, permission to distribute my work and would greatly appreciate it if you would remove the templates from the website and cease distributing them to others.
I willing shared them with member of this board for PERSONAL USE ONLY! Not for distribution purposes!
Just as an FYI – you are sharing the files in PDF format which cannot be edited, at least not in an easy manner thus rendering your files virtually useless.
Thank you for respecting this repeated request!
Post # 14
Posting this here as well…for clarification
mv118 – I will apologize to you here publicly, as I did in my PM a few minutes ago, if I jumped to conclusions and the link to the work you have posted is your own. I went to the links and looked at the files, which are remarkable similar to my own. I then checked to see if I had sent you the templates and then and only then did I ask that the links be removed. I would have tried to verfiy the author of the files by looking at the file properties but since you have them in a PDF format, I could not do this step.
I am in no way harrassing you or being nasty. I simply asked that the links be removed if they were created with my template. As you say they are your own work, I have no problem with you or the links.
I wish you all the best,
Post # 15
@mv118 Can you please repost? I saw how much postivie feedback that got and am losing it looking for one.
Post # 16
@mv118 I downloaded the file but cannot edit. Can you let me know how I can edit. Thanks!