Creating a seating chart for your wedding reception is a tough job. But once you’ve figured out how to match up your tables and navigate any potential drama between guests, it’s on to the fun part!
In addition to place cards and table cards, it’s become common for brides to show a bit of personality when directing guests to their seats.
We created an easy and creative DIY for brides looking for the perfect outdoor-inspired seating chart. Using a picture frame, crisscross chains to create your base. Wind ivy (hint: use silk foliage for a more durable effect) to cover the chains, creating a trellised look within the picture frame.
Punch a hole into the corner of each place card, and string through with a coordinated ribbon. Tie each place card to your trellis to complete the look. We recommend helping your guests locate their seats by keeping the place cards in alphabetical order.
Need more inspiration? Check out more DIY reception seating chart ideas for a range of wedding themes:
For an elegant yet crafty look, pair a gorgeous picture frame with a chalkboard inspired seating chart. Don’t worry, this DIY won’t have you painstakingly printing each name – the project uses a printable template.
We love a seating chart that gets guests involved, and this puzzle piece setup is bound to have your guests talking. Each guest gets a piece of the puzzle to complete the picture with their table.
For any wordsmith brides out there, a crossword puzzle seating chart is a must-have. The name of each wedding guest is creatively presented in this format. It may take work to organize the layout, but the final result is stunning.
Sweet and simple, this rustic heart seating chart is a cheerful way to direct guests to their seats.
A wedding is really all about families coming together, after all! Evoke this sentiment with a family tree-inspired seating chart.
The unique style of this seating chart adds a lot of personality! While the idea may be fun, be conscious of guests who may not be able to follow their line of string – you may want a backup seating chart, just in case!
Vintage inspired brides can take a page out of this book – or perhaps a plate out of the cupboard. Scour thrift stores for mismatched china, and write out your seating chart on vintage plates.