(Closed) too early to start my seating chart?!

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@jieters:  I’ve started mine. I have a floorplan of the space and tables set up with the number of guests at each and giving each table a “category” ex. College friends, immediate family, FI’s aunts/uncles, etc. I have just started filling in a few names to get a general idea. 

So I don’t think it is too early. Becareful that you don’t get too attached though. You don’t want to be disappointed if you get some “no” RSVP and already planned a seat for them. Also, don’t get too detailed because things will always change, and you don’t want to make more work for yourself. 

Post # 4
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860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@jieters:  I have my draft seating chart…. Of course, I will have to tweak it based on the RSVPs but that is easy to do…I mean, what harm can it do ๐Ÿ™‚ I say go for it!!!!

Post # 4
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860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@jieters:  I have my draft seating chart…. Of course, I will have to tweak it based on the RSVPs but that is easy to do…I mean, what harm can it do ๐Ÿ™‚ I say go for it!!!!

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper

Same here, I did mine awhile ago!  I completely understand that it will change 50 times between now and then and it is entirely dependent on RSVPs, but it can’t hurt to get a head start and start coming up with ideas/solutions.  Good luck!

Post # 4
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566 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I did my seating chart before I sent out invites. People received a different stamp on their invites based on their table assignment. It was much easier to have most of it already planned and then I just had to tweak it as the RSVPs came in.

People RSVPing at the last minute doesn’t help but there’s really nothing that can be done about that. I did have 3 “overflow” tables for any last minute attendees.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

double post

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

It doesn’t seem like many people are using wedding wires tools but I am and LOVE them. I am managing my guest list with their GL manager and it allows you to drag and drop people onto tables that you have arranged in your correct floor plan. I fully plan on using it! And Who cares if it’s early you can always rearrange! nothing wrong with getting a head start ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Haha, I’m nowhere close to sending out invitations and I’ve already fooled around with seating charts.. websites the the knot and weddingwire have tools that make it really easy to change it around and make multiple charts. Espcially if you are worried about remembering to keep the right people apart, it could be really helpful to make a “baseline” chart, and you can change it as RSVPs come in, or just scrap it if it’s not working for you.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

if you are called crazy for wanting to do it… them i must be psycho… lol. invites just been ordered. but i have the seating chart if every member of every family comes to the reception…( i finished the prelimary seating chart three weeks ago) only have 2 familys tell me due to health reasons or international reasons why they wont attend..( they mailed it in their christmas cards to me)

Post # 7
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Helper bee

I am about to do this same thing! I’m using Martha’s wedding tools, the seating chart tool is grrrrreat! It also allows you to plan out the floorplan setup, which was very handy and I even set the size for each table/dancefloor/card table etc. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

OMG I just discovered the weddingwire seating chart tool….I could stay up all night using this…

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