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Seating Chart Ideas

Seating Chart Ideas

Seating Chart Ideas.

A seating chart is a critical element to a sit-down reception and there are many creative ideas on how to display it. Gone are the days where a simple white chart with round circles was the only option. These days, guests know where to go thanks to a host of unique and dramatic seating chart designs.

This photo chart is about as personalized as it gets! Find photos of all of your guests and attach them to a wooden display for a cute and functional presentation. It will make your guests feel valued, appreciated and welcome. It takes a little homework but the end result is worth it.


Incorporate color by stringing up hand-painted and handwritten pieces of paper with each guest’s name. The vibrant display is eye-catching and brings the wedding vision to life.


A sophisticated approach is to use handwritten signs in gold frames. Each guest’s name is written out very clearly with their table number for a clean and elegant display.


To take the easy-to-read format one step further, use large letters to show guests in alphabetical order how to find their name. This hand-painted wooden sign makes it easy to find your seat and won’t cause backups at the door.


Another way to organize the seating chart is to group guests by their table number. This beautiful gold frame shows each table and its associated guests underneath.


You can also get artistic with your seating chart. Enlist the help of a calligrapher or artist to help you create watercolor cards with your guests’ names. Simply attach with small pins for guests to grab.


Instead of a standard picture frame, these elongated charts are set against the backdrop of fabric and greenery. In elegant scripting, guests can find their names and seat numbers easily with a line-by-line format.


Two things to remember when browsing seating chart ideas: make it easy for guests to find their seats and make sure it fits your vision. You can have something unique and personalized with just a few simple touches. Get creative and clever with your seating chart and leave guests saying “that was easy!”

Credits: (from top to bottom) ryan Ray photography | When He Found Her | Christine Donée | Brandon Kidd Photography | Alison Duffy Photography | Elyse Hall Photography | Lauren Kinsey

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