Seating Chart Board
DIY Wedding Seating Chart Board Ideas
If you’re the type of couple not afraid of a little DIY, then creating a wedding seating chart board from scratch will certainly appeal! We’re sure by now you’ve at least had a look for ideas on Pinterest, and have maybe even got stuck in a little ‘wedding inspiration wormhole’ on there! Which is totally understandable.
But before you dive into another wedding seating chart board search, we thought we’d throw our hat in the ring, and suggest a few DIY ideas of our own. Suggestions that can easily be achieved without too much experience in creating things by hand, or without countless tools. Seating chart ideas that are not just pretty, and worthy of taking center stage at your reception. But also practical.
If you’ve attended a wedding before planning your own, we’re sure you’ve experienced a few weird and wacky seating chart posters. The kind of seat maps that challenge you, rather than guide you. For us, this is the last thing we believe floor plans should do. They should make it as easy as possible for guests to find their seats, thus avoiding any bottlenecks at the entrance to the reception. And eliminate confused guests wandering around.
A thoughtful seating chart board should be eye-catching, while integrating seamlessly with your wedding decor. But above all, it should quickly show guests where they need to go.
DIY Ideas for Your Wedding Seating Chart Board
For those couples on a budget, or who prefer to just do things themselves, you’re going to love these DIY wedding seating chart board ideas. Inspiration that will work for all budgets, decor styles and wedding locations.
Wedding Mirror Seating Chart
If you learned the art of calligraphy to create beautiful wedding invitations, and you have a modern, romantic big day theme – this chart idea is for you! Mirrors are relatively inexpensive to purchase, and offer a really sophisticated, and slightly magical way to present your table plan.
This may not be the easiest of our DIY wedding seating chart board ideas to achieve, as you’ll need a steady hand to write all the names out neatly. But the effect if you get it right is stunning. Our advice would be to watch some YouTube tutorials, and create yourself a template which can be stuck onto the mirror, and used as a guide.
Chalkboard Seating Chart
This seating chart idea requires a lot less DIY knowledge, but you’ll still need a steady hand to make the board look professional. The overall effect when done well looks great and fits in wonderfully with a vintage style celebration.
Once completed, chalkboard seating charts look lovely when decorated with vines, florals, or string lights.
Wooden Pallet Seating Chart
Another table plan that looks great as part of a retro, or boho style wedding theme. Wooden pallets can usually be picked up either for free, by asking local businesses very nicely. Or for next to nothing from DIY suppliers.
Your table numbers and guest names could either be written directly onto the pallet itself, which does create a nice rustic effect. Or alternatively, you could pin pieces of paper to the pallet with the names on each table listed thereon. Either way, a cool, vintage looking seat map can be achieved without too much work, or damage to the wedding budget.
Simply Add a Frame to our Seating Chart
Our wedding seating chart can be downloaded for free, mounted at your reception and given a frame to match your theme. If you want your guests to have a clear, easy to understand guide to where they should be sitting, this is the perfect solution. Plus, it’s really cost-effective, as the only thing you need to buy is a frame.
Our seating chart can be exported to A1 paper size, which is the ideal height and width for this type of signage. This idea would also work well as a companion to a traditional list of names under table numbers. Especially if you’re planning a large wedding, with more than 10 tables. Having a seating diagram on-hand will certainly make things easier for guests to find their seat.
Hanging Frame Seating Chart
This DIY wedding seating chart idea can be altered to fit almost any theme. All you need to do is pick frames that coordinate well with your decor.
Names can either be written on paper and then framed, or applied onto a transparent surface the same size as the inside area of the frame. The latter creates more of a whimsical feel, but will require a few more techniques and potentially some outside help to get it to look perfect.
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