Instead of purchasing expensive software to help you complete seating arrangements for your wedding, use a DIY wedding table planner template and do it for free. Using a free DIY template to make your seating arrangement will serve you in two ways. First, you can save time and money using a template that you can edit easily online or in a word processing document. Second, you can do it yourself without purchasing new software or inputting more information than you need to get the job done.
Go to WorldLabel.com and download a free DIY wedding planner. Download the fillable PDF by clicking, “Download the Free Wedding Planner Pro [PDF].” Alternative websites include PashWeddings.com--click “Download our free printable wedding planner”-- and WeddingMapper.com--register to browse the sample charts.
Coordinate seating arrangements. Request the parents of the bride and groom to help finalise seating arrangements. Ask if there are any rifts in the family and if special considerations need to be made for particular guests.
Enter the name of each guest that is assigned to each table. Include the first and last name of each guest. If the wedding is exceptionally large, assign a number to each guest, which will help to quickly identify guests on the wedding table planner.
Enter contact information such as the address, phone number and e-mail.
Confirm that the guest has returned her RSVP card or phoned to RSVP by phone. Indicate on the wedding table planner that confirmation has been made.
Assign a table number to each table, which will help the actual seating process. Enter a heading above each table such as “Table One.”
Hire an escort or usher to carry out the seating arrangements at the wedding. Explain the order in which guests must be seated. As a general rule of thumb, it is best to escort special guests and elderly guests to their seats first.
Consider the preferences of your guests when completing the seating arrangements.
Don't pair one guest with another if the two do not get along.