There are two parts to making a table seating chart, the fun and the terrifying. The fun part is picking out how to display a beautiful showcase piece. Then comes the terrifying part when you try to figure out the seating logistics for your closest150 family and friends while considering their most recent political opinions, who's not talking to who, and which people would be happy spending 3 hours together.
This is how to make it go from near impossible to manageable:
1. Ask your coordinator for a floor plan of your seating chart about a month before the wedding.
2. Use color coding small post it notes. we prefer to coded them by family, friends and co-workers.
3. Stick the names on each table to show the different potential table matches that could work.
4. The best advice we can give you is to recognize that someone is going to cancel the week of the wedding, perhaps multiple people. Don't panic but make sure you plan to wait to print your escort cards a few days before your wedding. We always provide our clients with last minute calligraphers or print shops if needed. The most important thing to remember is to not worry when someone cancels, you can always move the post it notes to a new location.
Now for the fun part!!