(Closed) Seating charts

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Get Fiance to help .. we drew circles out and wrote names on color coded post-it notes .. i think i saw the idea on a blog here on the bee .. it helped so much because i put everyone where i thought and then when Fiance came over the next evening he moved his people around as needed 

Post # 4
3000 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

WeddingWire.com has a great section of the site where you can do a virtual seating chart. TheKnot.com also has this feature.


You basically upload the names of everyone you’re inviting/attending and then you can drag and drop to tables. You can move the tables around to be in the shape of your room and you can also choose the number of seats per table.

Get your Fiance to help you come up with good groupings and just play around with it!

Post # 5
1426 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I plan on making a list of FI’s family, then my family, then a list of co-workers, a list of his friends, my friends, then mutual friends, and begin making tables based on the lists.

The goal is to sit family with family, friends with friends, and then if we have any stragglers, we’ll base it upon who we think will get along. We do not plan on sitting people with strangers, but with only those they know.


Post # 6
2398 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I didnt have one, I just have a few tables with reserved signs on them for the immediate family and let everyone else pick a seat.  This way, many people got to meet new people and there wasn’t a long line of people trying to find their names and so fourth.  

No one complained or cared. Everyone ends up on the dance floor anyways. hehe 

Post # 7
1271 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am having square tables of 8, so I needed precise groups of 8.  What I did was create lists of people that needed to be together:

Group 1
two open seats

Group 2

Groups 3
one open seat

And then I filled in the open seats with random friends/family that didn’t *have* to be with any particular group.

Post # 9
11272 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@misty_bear:  i did a mock up with mini post-its first, keeping parents, families, friends together.  the family members that i knew would be comfortable with almost anyone were left near the end and used as filler, sort of speak. 

then i used the seating chart on weddingwire.com.  it is a great program.  very user friendly.  then you can print it out and give it to your venue.

Post # 10
1810 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I made different categories in my head that made sense to only me. Which ranged from “Family” “Family friends” “Uncle Table” “Crazy People Table” “Funny people” and so on. I just basically sorted them out from there!

Post # 11
23607 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I used the template that theknot.com offers, though it wasn’t exactly the most user friendly at least it helped me with checking off the ones I had already covered. What a headache, seating chart was my least favorite part!  It helped though that I wasn’t being a butt about keeping even numbers at each table..

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