Wedding Seating Chart Ideas and Tips

Creating a wedding seating chart can sometimes be one of the most tricky parts of wedding planning. You’ve finally narrowed down your guest list, collected RSVPs, and now you must dictate who will sit where. There are many things that you may have to consider here:

  • Layout of the venue
  • Number of seats per table
  • Total number of guests
  • Parties / Households (who needs to sit together)
  • Dynamics of the attendees
  • Will you have a ‘kids table’?

Setting up your seating chart

Since this process will likely include a lot of trial and error, we’d definitely recommend seeking an online tool to help you out with this process. Here are a few of our favorites to help you bring your wedding seating chart ideas to life:

If you’re more of an excel type of person, then we’d recommend checking out this wedding seating chart template for Google Docs from Style Me Pretty!

Displaying Your Seating Chart

Once you have all the details worked out, it will finally be time to share the final seating assignments with your guests. This is typically done with either escort cards, or a wedding seating chart display! Whatever you choose, just make sure it is clear to guests who sits where.

We’ve included some of our current favorite seating displays to get you inspired! Which is your favorite?

'welcome to our happily ever after' wedding banner seating chart

acrylic wedding seating display titled 'you can find your seat here, but your place is on the dance floor'

DIY watercolor seating display

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