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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Wedding IdeasMichelle Butler