TIPS FOR CREATING THE PERFECT WEDDING SEATING CHART

What’s the first thing you do when you are at a wedding and take a look at the seating chart? You likely immediately start investigating who else is at your table, how close your table is to the bride and groom, and perhaps even the dance floor.

Putting together the seating chart for your wedding can take some time and thought. It’s can be like a jigsaw puzzle to find the perfect combination to ensure every table has a fun time and gets along nicely. Read more for how to create the perfect wedding seating chart.

Are you planning a wedding? Putting together a wedding seating chart can be like a jigsaw puzzle. Read more on the easiest way how to make a wedding seating chart and for tips to seat your guests. Use this simple method to track RSVPs as they come in and assign guests to tables. Disclosure: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. I may earn money or products from any of the companies mentioned in this post. Purchasing through an affiliate link comes at no extra cost to you. Note that my recommendations are included because I think they are they are helpful and useful, not because of commissions I make if you decide to buy something.

PUTTING TOGETHER YOUR WEDDING SEATING CHART

Supplies:

Large poster board

Post-it Page Markers

Instructions:

Step 1: Map out the layout of your wedding reception room on a large poster board. (Tip – if you have round tables, use a bowl or large cup to trace your tables. In addition to your tables, find extra free space on your board and draw a box or circle and label it “declines”.

Step 2: Number each table and indicate how many seats are at each table.

Are you planning a wedding? Putting together a wedding seating chart can be like a jigsaw puzzle. Read more on the easiest way how to make a wedding seating chart and for tips to seat your guests. Use this simple method to track RSVPs as they come in and assign guests to tables.

Step 3: Make a list of every guest invited to your wedding. Categorize (or tag) each guest to indicate their relationship to you. Common categories include:

  • Bride’s family
  • Groom’s family
  • Bride’s friends
  • Groom’s friends
  • Bride’s work friends
  • Groom’s work friends
  • Parents of the Bride Guests
  • Parents of the Groom Guests

Step 4: Choose a color Post-it for each category of guest. Copy the names of your guests onto the applicable color Post-it and stick to an empty place on your poster board. (Ideally away from the tables to avoid confusion.)

Step 5. As you receive RSVPs, move the Post-it notes to assign guests to tables, placing similar groups together. You are likely going to have to move guests around a few times to make your arrangements work. Because the post-it notes are sticky, you can easily make changes as needed.

Are you planning a wedding? Putting together a wedding seating chart can be like a jigsaw puzzle. Read more on the easiest way how to make a wedding seating chart and for tips to seat your guests. Use this simple method to track RSVPs as they come in and assign guests to tables.

ADDITIONAL TIPS TO CREATE THE PERFECT WEDDING SEATING CHART

  • Keep the wedding party close to you and seat them with their dates.
  • Seat parents and other VIPs at a prime table location.
  • Decide on if you want a kids table (and if so, put them close to their parents)
  • Create a healthy mix of singles and married couples at tables
  • Consider where the band is and who should be closest (and not bothered) by the noise and further.


Do you have any other tips on creating the perfect wedding seating chart? I’d love to hear from you in the comments.



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