How to Create the Perfect Seating Chart with Wedding Planning Assistant

January 17, 2024

Photo by Chloe Delmonte Photography

As you undoubtedly have quickly realised, planning a wedding involves many, MANY moving parts and details; it’s very easy to feel overwhelmed! One of the biggest headaches we hear over and over again is the seating chart – dealing with family politics and grouping your friends and family in a way that will make the party go off rather than flop! Yes, it’s a lot of pressure!

Luckily for you, Wedding Planning Assistant is a brand-new platform which will help guide you through organising your guest list and seating plan from start to finish. Their seating chart tool is going to be your best friend. It allows you to create and visualise your seating arrangement in one place as well as save time and effort with its templates and customisable options for designing your layout.

Step 1: Designing the Layout

After signing up, it’s time to create a new wedding project. Using the menu, navigate to the Seating Chart & Supplies section and click on the default template. You can start a new layout to build your own.

When designing the layout of your seating chart, consider the wedding reception venue’s floor plan, how many tables you have and the proximity of the dance floor. You can easily customise the template to reflect your wedding style too.

Step 2: Building the Guest List & Assigning Seats

Using the program, you can also compile a comprehensive guest list. You can even factor in any special considerations, such as dietary restrictions or seating preferences, and the system will help you place people.

Next, it’s time to play around with where you’d like everyone to sit. When you use an online tool like this it’s actually pretty fun, more like playing Sims than doing wedmin!

Step 3: Signs & Stationery

The next thing you’ll need to do after you’ve got everyone seated is create a table plan to print out and display at the wedding as well as table names or numbers, menus and place cards. There are plenty of design options to choose from or you can export the details from your plan, make your own or pass it onto your stationery designer.

It’s as easy as that! Happy planning!

About Wedding Planning Assistant

The Wedding Planning Assistant provides a comprehensive suite of tools and functionalities to help you plan your wedding. Including checklists, timelines, guest list organisation, seating arrangement tools, and budget management options, its primary objective is to simplify your wedding planning process!