Weddings

Wedding Wednesday: Unique seating charts

Turn a boring seating guide into a creative eye-catching display! Get your guests talking by creating an unconventional seating chart. Check out some of our favorite ideas from Bridal Guide.

door

Utilize unusual materials – a barn door, an antique canoe, or a rustic windowpane – are unique canvases for a seating chart. Photo Credit: Oh Darling on Southern Weddings viaLover.ly

Tree

This family tree-inspired seating chart gives guests background on the couple’s history as well as providing seating information. Photo courtesy of Katie Sue Design Co.

Melissa-Tuck-Photography-champagne

These champagne bottles can serve as the couple’s favor and or can be popped during the wedding toast. Photo Credit: Melissa Tuck on Glamour & Grace via Lover.ly
tree coasters

Guests can use these seating assignments as a coaster for the night or bring them home as a party favor. Photo Credit: Kaysha Weiner on Every Last Detail viaLover.ly

seating chart ideas

This clever seating chart provides fun for the guests and keepsakes for the newlyweds. Photo Credit: Sarah Rhoads on Every Last Detail via Lover.ly

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If you have a beautiful display but don’t consider all the details, your reception will be complete chaos. In order to help your reception run smoothly, follow this advice from The Knot.  These tips will help eliminate confusion and ensure you get the most out of your seating chart.

1.Start early

Don’t wait to the last minute to come up with your seating chart.  It will take probably take you longer than you expect, and you have more important things to worry about than a seating chart the night before your wedding.

2. Stay organized

First, enter all your information into a spreadsheet so it is easy to categorize and sort.  Make sure you alphabetize your seating chart, select a legible and large font that everyone can read, and find out the names of everyone’s plus-ones (so you can avoid “and guest” labels.)

3. Place your parents 

It is important to give your parent’s priority seating. Traditionally, the bride and groom’s parents sit at the same table, closest to the newlyweds.  If you have divorced families, seating may get more complicated.  Either way, make sure you take care of your folks and show that you appreciate them.

4. Strategize

When creating your seating chart, try to arrange your guests so everyone will be happy. Obviously, this is easier said than done, but make sure you take prior relationships and personality types into account. You may have some guests who do not get along particularly well. Try to seat them as far apart as possible so you don’t have to deal with any cat fights during your reception. On the other side, you will also have the opportunity to play matchmaker. You can place friends together who don’t know each other, but who you think will get along exceptionally well!

Get more seating chart tips from The Knot here. After you take care of your wedding planning, relax and let Cre8 Salon and Spa take care of all your beauty needs. Our stylists will make your hair and nails look perfect for the big day. Contact Cre8 Salon and Spa by visiting our website or Facebook page or calling 239-458-2704.

 

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