Let’s face it: guests like to have a seat, and not just to have a place to sit down for dinner. Since each guest invited is special to you, he or she should have a seat set aside just for them. Going to a wedding with free-for-all seating makes guests anxious. It reminds me of grade school when teachers have you pick a seat in the cafeteria, so everyone rushes to grab a seat by his or her best friend before the good seats are taken. ;) Guests will be forced to tackle the same task if you eliminate a valuable wedding day resource: the wedding seating chart.
A wedding seating chart is similar to escort cards but requires less work on your behalf. All you need to do is finalize where each guest will sit based on your floor plan. Then, the seating chart is printed onto one page to be framed or placed onto an easel for easy viewing by guests. This eliminates the task of hand-writing or printing each guest’s name (and his or her guest) onto a card, folding it, and placing onto a table in alphabetical order. Instead, this easy peasy alternative keeps things simple and gives guests an easy-to-spot seating chart to take their seats quickly. We love these custom seating charts by The Seating Chart Boutique, featured artisan in The Marketplace! Just order your seating chart and frame! Here are a few of our favorite designs…
I just adore the chandelier design above! It is so unique!
* EMMALINE BRIDE TIP: When you’re arranging guests for round tables, use paper plates. Write names with pencil onto the paper plates and lay out the plates to see a visual of the seating plan. It is easier to visualize guests in this way and get an idea of where everyone is sitting – and by whom. Plus, with pencil you can easily erase and edit the table plans until perfect.