How to make a seating chart for your wedding?

Making a seating chart for your wedding guests can be difficult.

The one thing to remember is to not overthink it. Most tables seat eight people. You probably want your parents and immediate family next to the dance floor so they can see people dance. This also helps the photographer capture some moments if the parents get a little teary-eyed. Other guests you should have close to the dance floor are grandparents so they can watch as well. Friends with kids you can put closer to the door just incase they have a screaming kid and make a quick escape during a speech. You can also put all your friends you see all the time and will be on the dancefloor anyway toward the back. Comment below if you want to add to this article.

Here is a link for wedding table visual templates.

Here is a link to a helpful google spreadsheet


This might the most clever and easiest. Basicly get post it notes in different colors, cut them into thirds starting on the sticky side, write the guest name on on strip, draw circles on paper, stick and restick their names to the tables. Here is the link. 

  • Don't overthink it
  • Seat parents, grandparents, and immediate family close to dancefloor
  • Put screaming kids close to an exit ;)
  • Buy post-it notes and use the technique above