Your Wedding Reception Seating Chart

Weddings are full of emotionally charged decisions like who sits where for dinner.  There are many ways to create a seating plan. Jen gives 4 simple steps that will take the pressure off creating your seating chart. – Choozly


4 Tips for Tackling Your Wedding Reception Seating Chart

Originally published on May 5, 2016 by Jen Glantz for Brides

Once all of those RSVP cards come flying into you mailbox, it will be time to check off another task on your wedding planning to-do list: making a seating chart. Planning out who should sit at what table can be quite time consuming, especially since weddings are a giant combination of friends and family members who have never met before.

So before you dive in and start strategizing where your guests will sit so they can be wined and dined at the affair of your lifetime, here are four tips that will make crafting and creating your seating chart a whole lot easier.

1. Assign Tables Not Seats

You might wonder if you should go the extra step and assign people actual seats at your reception, instead of just tables. But unless your caterer is requiring that you give specific seat assignments to every guest, or you’re having an ultra-formal wedding, our recommendation is that you make things easier on yourself by just assigning tables. Figuring out the exact spot for each of your guests is a total headache and not worth the stress — unless your caterer or planner says so.

2. Don’t Rush the Process


See the complete 4 Tips For Tackling Your Wedding Reception Seating Chart article.

If you ready to begin your seating chart, here are a couple resources you might consider for designing your seating chart.  Take a look and see which one works best for you – AllSeated and Wedding Mapper.

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