First of all, shout out to all of the people who started singing "Be our guest, be our guest, put our service to the test" ... we salute you and your Disney ways.
Today's blog is all about the last minute details and making sure you guests have a magical (and easy) time at your wedding. There is nothing worse than hearing reviews of a wedding where the guests got lost or couldn't find where their seats were and ended up getting pulled onto the dance floor with Aunt Judith in the middle of the grand entrance... Just me? Okay then.
Seating charts are such an underrated aspect for a guest of the wedding but end up causing the most confusion if not done properly.
Here are some tips to making the perfect seating chart for your guests!
1. Alphabetical order
This may be the most important aspect of creating a seating chart. I know that it might be an easy way for you to write out the list according to table numbers but for a guest who has no bearings of your wedding, this is going to be super confusing. Take a look at how these gems did this one.
2. Make the writing legible
My eyes aren't too bad but when there is more swirl in your cursive than in my ice cream, we have a problem. Make the font something that people can actually translate.
3.Don't write with normal chalk
We have seen too many weddings where someone has had a few too many glasses of champagne (we salute you) on the way to the reception and rubs up against the seating chart board only to erase everyone's name on it. Not ideal. Write in chalkboard pens or in a more permanent alternative to make sure your guests will be safe of the 'honorary drunken stumbler'.
4.Don't write " & Guest"
There is nothing else in this world that is going to make someone feel more like a one night stand than being referred to as "Guest" at a wedding. If your friend hasn't told you their name specifically, than that is on them. However, if you know what their name is and just haven't met them, make that guest feel welcomed into your special night. This wedding is probably already awkward enough as it is for them, but they dolled them selves up anyways, put money in a card and got hot sauce in their bag. So let's show a little love.
5. Be a little creative
This is one of the first things people see when they get into your reception space and one of the first things they go to (other than the open bar - amen) before entering. Make sure that there is something unique about yours. It doesn't have to be super elaborate but just enough to catch people's eye and get them excited for the rest of the decor.
All my love,