A seating chart is one of the last-minute tasks of almost every wedding. Most couples are surprised to note how time-consuming and challenging it is to set up a unique seating chart.
Some couples wonder if they need a seating chart at all. Expert wedding planners suggest if you have over 75 guests, you can use one. However, a smaller group can also benefit from a seating chart, as it will make your event look more organized.
Just remember a few things before planning a seating chart for your wedding. Seat your immediate family members, such as parents, siblings, and grandparents, near the head table. You can seat your friends and other family members together but not necessarily near the head table.
If you are wondering how to transform your boring seating chart into a work of art, we offer some of the most amazing ideas for a beautiful display.
Let us look at some of these ideas.
Pressed Flower Crafts
All you need is a bit of calligraphy and some pressed flowers to make your chart look amazing. Add your guests’ names to the front of pressed flower seat assignments. You can also create framed pressed flower seating assignments and gift them as wedding favors at the end of the event. Use a gold frame to create a rustic seating chart to create a visually stunning effect.
Acrylic and Mirror Seating Charts
Both these materials are trending in the world of wedding décor. Since some guests may find it difficult to read the names because of the reflection, placing the mirrors in a covered area is a great idea.
Foliage and weaves come in handy when we are putting your wedding seat plan together. You can tie neutral-colored cardboards to the leaves’ stems of your chosen leaves and you have a unique seating arrangement guide.
Botanical Wedding Seating Charts
If you love the outdoors or planning a spring themed wedding, going for a botanical seating chart is a wonderful idea. Add some charm to your event by placing place cards in small pots. Use the planters as souvenirs for your friends and family, once the reception is over.
Apart from brainstorming out of the box ideas for your chart, you can also choose to have a digital one if you want to avoid sticky notes and craftwork. A digital seating chart guarantees better communication and lets you add important details such as meal preferences and special instructions. You can also make last-minute changes and update versions so that everyone stays on the same page.
The first link your guests will have with one another is the seating chart. It is dubious that all of your guests know each other. For that reason, designing a unique and easy to comprehend seating chart is a surefire way to break the ice. If you want to add a unique element to your wedding, take inspiration from one of the ideas in this guide or get in touch with your event planner for more ideas.