Well, this Friday will mark the three week point until our big day! I’m so nervous but also super excited for all the festivities to begin! I figure I better get going on the seating arrangements and get that done with so I don’t have to worry about it.
Our venue planner emailed me a fairly detailed layout of our reception room. From there, I used multi-colored post its with each guests name on it, then placed them around the tables which I made with the top of a water bottle lid. It’s pretty colorful, don’t you think?
Also, another helpful resource is the Wedding Wire site. They have a really great seating chart tool that keeps everything neat and organized; I used this as well. You can access the link here.
How did you organize and plan out your seating charts?
The seating chart was a part of the planning process that I wasn’t looking forward to. And unfortunately, if you have a specific vision and you want your vendors to deliver your dream wedding, then you need to have a seating chart in place.
I designed the following seating chart using M’s (Martha Stewart) wedding tools section on her website. I was able to play around this feature and virtually design how our wedding venue will look like on a logistical standpoint.
I used to think that assigned seating at reception was more work than it’s worth and reminded me too much of school.
But now I’ve changed my mind.
I went to a couple of weddings without assigned tables. Lilac Dude and I were filming a wedding and observed that people were trying to add chairs to tables and some guests were sitting alone. It seemed a little chaotic and frustrating.
Wahoo… another DIY item close to being checked!! OK, the only progress I have made is got the final image from one of my favorite wedding elves, SarahNWonderland (shout out to etsy!!)… but that is still progress. The DIY part will come next, but it should be simple!! OK, stop rambling, what is this all about you ask?!?! Well, remember a little while back I told you about my search for the fun, unique, mountain inspired seating chart?? And remember how I told you that Sarah agreed to do some more of her amazing work for us in the form of a seating chart?? Well, she has done it again!! Feast your eyes dear friends…
Seating charts… wait!! Don’t leave!! I know this isn’t the most glamorous of topics, and probably one of the biggest hassles of wedding planning (especially since it haunts us as the days tick away, when our weddings our just around the corner!), BUT, I am determined to at least make this creative, if not fun!!
Our wedding in the mountains is nothing too formal, uppity, or glamorous. It is really a weekend for family fun, and a little deal called a wedding ceremony. While stationary and calligraphy make my heart melt, let’s face it, they really don’t belong at our wedding. We have (or will) bucked tradition when it came to our save the dates, invites, dessert, menu, bridesmaid dresses… and well, the list goes on I guess! Some of the amazing seating charts done by the bride-land-famous calligraphers are truly pieces of art, but we are looking for something just a bit different!! Here a few ideas out there that have perked my interest:
We figured out our seating chart thanks for the handy seating tool on WeddingWire. We hammered it out one night and hooked up our laptop to our TV screen so we could both look at the tables and ensure we had the right people together. We took a picture – here’s our reception hall mock-up on the TV! Thought it was neat.