The ceremony is over, cocktail hour just ended, and now it’s time to move into the reception. Oh, and did we mention get over a hundred people into their seats so you can serve dinner? This is where a seating chart becomes your best friend.
Seating charts are one large display that guests can find their name with minimal searching. This will direct them to their assigned table where they will settle for the rest of the evening. Although they aren’t necessary, they are extremely helpful. Especially if you are having a larger wedding. It helps you stay on schedule if you’re doing toasts, plated dinners, etc. Their usually simple and organized – listed alphabetically or by table number. Whether you opt for a seating chart or use escort cards, these details serve as a unique statement piece for your wedding design.
Even though seating charts are the most practical item, that doesn’t mean you can’t be creative with it. Today we’ve gathered some of our favorite seating charts our brides have chosen throughout the years below, to help you get some inspiration for your upcoming wedding if you’re planning on having one for your big day.
Sophisticated Wax & Seal Envelopes
We LOVED the sophisticated look this couple’s seating chart achieved. The envelopes were labeled with each guest’s name, wax-sealed, and stamped with the couple’s last name initial. On the inside, it assisted guests on what table number they were assigned to.
Rustic-Country Cow Tags
Now this one is definitely one of our favorites! This couple incorporated the perfect rustic twist and love of country into their seating chart with these labeled cow tags. When you can see a couple’s personality just by looking at their seating chart you know they did it right.
Classic Paper Seating Chart
This style is a classic. Simple, elegant, and requires minimal searching to find your name. Categorized by table numbers or the guests’ last name initial, this chart allows for never-ending ideas on customization. You can paste it on a mirror or even a rustic door. This couple chose to incorporate their color palette into their seating chart.
Modern Mosaic Tile Wall
This mosaic tile seating chart is perfect for a modern bride. You can have lots of fun with this one by using various colors, textures, and prints. We loved the way this one turned out for this stylish bride.
Window & Glass Door Display
With a little bit of calligraphy and accented greenery, you can bring a unique glass door or window to life. This type of seating chart can go with any style of wedding – whimsical, boho, classic elegance, rustic-country. This is a beloved staple.
Timeless Vintage Mirror
Mirror seating charts have become increasingly popular throughout the years, and you can see why. The luxurious and high-end look of a custom-lettered mirror is one you can’t pass up. Not only are they a showstopper but after your wedding, there are numerous ways you can repurpose the grand mirror. They’re also easy to find and help you get that unique vintage look you may be striving for.
Bohemian Glass Jars & Terracotta Vases
Instead of a flat, traditional seating chart, this couple had the guests’ names written on glass jars and terracotta vases. We love the boho route this couple took on their wedding day. You can keep it simple or add greenery for an extra touch.
Here at Fairy Godmother, we strive to make your wedding day and the overall planning process easier so you can enjoy the wedding of your dreams. Whether you’re looking for a planner, designer, or event producer in the Bakersfield area or a destination wedding, we are here to help! We help captivate every couple’s unique love story on their fairytale day. Hiring Fairy Godmother, a Wedding & Event Planning Co. will ensure your wedding planning process is enjoyable and made easy for you every step until the big day arrives.
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