September 2, 2011
Tackling your wedding seating chart is no small task – but this tutorial will make it easier!
- your guest list
- your reception table layout
- poster board (or two or three… depending on how large your wedding is)
- re-positionable page markers from Post-It
- a few markers
Start by drawing your table arrangement for your reception onto the glossy side of a poster board; using multiple boards if needed.
I used a bowl to trace my round tables, but you might have rectangle tables… in that case you can use the bottom of a cereal box.
Label all your tables by number… or how ever you will be categorizing them.
Next, start writing each guests name onto a page marker and then place that guest at their appropriate table. The beauty of using the Post-It page markers on a glossy poster board is that they are completely re-positionable! Which means you can change the guest placement as many times as you need… no erasing or crossing out! Write the names once and easily find a spot for everyone…
I used the different Post-It colors to help categorize our guests by: my family, his family, our friends and our work people. You can also use the colors to categorize what meal choice that guest has chosen; making it very easy to tell your caterer how many of each meal will be at each table.
This is the fastest and easiest way I have found to make a wedding reception (or other large party) seating chart… it’s also easier if your Groom helps you too! Before you know it, all your tags will be on your board and you will be done!
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