5 Tips to Create A Wedding Seating Chart

Posted on Nov 13 2014 - 10:33am by girlyadmin

Most people use a wedding seating chart for their big day.

If you’re going to have a formal wedding, a seating chart is probably a good idea. A wedding seating chart is also great for big weddings. To save you some stress, we have 5 great tips to create a perfect wedding seating chart.

Save money and use vintage frames for your table numbers.

Save money and use vintage frames for your table numbers.

  1. First thing and probably the most obvious is assign tables. Assigning tables not only helps you, but your guests as well so they’re not awkwardly looking for a place to sit. It’s not always fun for a guest to wonder whether or not they can sit at a table or if it’s reserved for someone else. You don’t have to assign exact seats, but make sure you have place cards with the names clearly spelled out.
  2. Next you need to consider what types of tables you want to use for your wedding seating chart. This all depends on how big your wedding is going to be. Round tables are usually the standard and can seat 8-10 people. Square tables seat less, about 8 people max. If you want your wedding to be more family style, use rectangles.
  3. Another thing to consider in your wedding seating chart is whether or not to have a, “sweetheart table.” A sweetheart table consists of just the bride and groom. Some couples don’t like being the center of attention, so they sit with their wedding party or immediate family on both sides. Either way be sure decide what you want to do so you have the correct set up.
  4. Be smart and consider all your guests needs when planning your wedding seating chart. Don’t seat your elderly guests to close to the speakers or put them in areas where they have to walk far to the food and their table if they have trouble walking. If you have younger guests who like to dance, consider seating them near the dance floor.
  5. Lastly, when planning your wedding seating chart, consider your most important people. Obviously all your guests are important, but wedding party and immediately family are considered your VIP’s. As I mentioned before, If you’re not having a sweetheart table, consider sitting with your party or immediate family on both sides.

This list is simple, easy and smart. Now you have one less thing to worry and stress about for your big day. Hope this helps!

Source: projectwedding.com

Here's a seating chart for a very large wedding and a dance floor in the middle.

Here’s a seating chart for a very large wedding and a dance floor in the middle.