Free Seating Chart Tools To Simplify Your Planning
Paperia | March 2016
Besides narrowing down your guest list, arranging your attendees into perfectly neat, group-specific tables can be one of the most agonizing tasks of the wedding planning process!
Tables with one empty seat, requirements to keep exes away from one another, and uneven, lopsided groups of families and friends are just some of the inevitable issues you are bound to encounter.
If your hand-drawn sketches ended up in a scribbled, crossed-out catastrophe, try one of these handy dandy online seating chart tools to make your task way more manageable!
#1. Tablerrr is a user-friendly interface that allows you to upload your guest list (or enter guests individually) and then group them according to family/relationship. So, for example, you would put all of your college girlfriends in the same group. Then, you indicate the number of tables/seats at your venue and drag-and-drop the groups to their seats. When you have extra people leftover, you can use Tablerrr’s Smart Seating tool to fill in empty spaces or re-organize as needed. With the purchase of a premium plan, you can even download and print your seating chart and place cards!
#2. Wedding Mapper is another great site that allows you to draw a map of your venue and then drag and drop each person on your guest list to a seat at a table. Try out various configurations until you have placed every piece of the puzzle. Wedding Mapper also features tons of additional tools, such as the option to track RSVPs, meal choices, gifts, and thank you notes for each guest.
#3. All Seated takes the functionality of an online seating chart to the next level by showing you 3D layouts of your venue and allowing you to collaborate with other people in real time. You can share your in-progress seating chart with your fiancé, a family member, or another vendor to receive input and feedback without having to send a million back-and-forth emails!
With these user-friendly tools just a click away – seating chart arrangements don’t have to be such a dreaded task!