Happy wedding Wednesday! Today I’m sharing a fun post that I wanted to write before the wedding but you know… life got a little hectic! I’m still patiently waiting for my wedding photos to come back but until then, I wanted to tell you about an awesome site that I used for my seating chart. Listen up, brides!
The RSVPs flooding in was one of the most exciting things of the wedding planning process. I’m kind of crazy about mail- as in I have to check it pretty much every day- and these particular pieces of mail were extra special because we got to find out who would be joining us on the most important day of our lives. As soon as those little cards started coming in, I started researching ways to create a seating chart because let’s be honest- I don’t think many people get excited about figuring out where to strategically place friends & family at dinner. I was just doing a Google search and was super excited when I came Allseated.com.
One of my friends did her whole seating chart on poster board with multi-colored sticky notes but I knew that wasn’t for me. I wanted something easily accessible online where I could combine the floor plan and guest list and easily rearrange things if need be.
First things first, I searched my venue (Foundation for the Carolinas) and BAM! there it was! The site has floor plans of tons of major venues and if your’s doesn’t happen to be on there, you can manually upload it. I was able to design the layout of my cocktail hour and reception with the exact dimensions of the rooms. Pretty sweet!
One of my favorite features is the layout feature where you can add tables, chairs, and text descriptions. As far as the guest list, you can easily import an Excel document with all of the information or manually enter your guests. You can then easily check their name and assign them to a table. Easy as that! The color coded feature was nice to see what tables were full and which ones still had room. Easy to assign and easy to change!
You are also able to add vendors to your event, like your planner or caterer, so they can see your vision and get an overall feel for the event. As soon as I started this project, I added my month-of coordinator so that she could see changes I made on the floor plan so we would be on the same page. Communication is key!
I was so glad I came across Allseated and I highly recommend it to anyone that is in the tail-end of wedding planning. It will make your life SO much easier! Thanks for reading and hope y’all have a great day… we’re halfway to the weekend!