Wedding Seating Chart Tips & Tricks

Let’s face it, planning a wedding is HARD and if you add a seating chart into the mix? Oye vey. Don’t fret though, we’ve outlined the steps to make planning your wedding seating chart a breeze!


Any time you plan out a sit-down dinner, seating charts make it much easier for the catering staff to deliver the right food to the right person. Does your Aunt Mabel have a long-standing feud with Uncle Scott? A properly planned seating chart will help ensure your wedding guests have a great time sitting next to the friends and family they enjoy.

BEGINNING PLANNING: Round or Rectangle?

First things first, you need to figure out not only what shape your tables are, but how many people can be seated at each table comfortably. This makes it easy to break down your guest list into groups according to table occupancy.

Now comes the fun part…not really. I’m not going to lie; seating charts can be FRUSTRATING. I don’t care how organized you are or how you set up your RSVPs, it always seems like you’re waiting on someone to respond, get a last-minute cancellation, or your uncle Joe decides to bring +5. The most important part of planning is to be flexible! Sit down with your partner over a bottle of wine (or two) and loosely plan out where everyone needs to be – an awesome website to do this digitally can be found here:

Seating Chart Map

Be prepared to make changes as your wedding date gets closer!


You’ve got your list, you checked it twice, now what? You contact Sweet Carolina Collective! Here at SCC, we make designing your seating chart super easy. Simply send us an email with your guest’s names organized alphabetically or by table, an inspiration photo of a design you like, and we’ll take it from there. From modern to rustic, we’ve done it all…and with a 3-5 day turnaround time you’ll be able to account for those last minute RSVPs. Check out just a few of the amazing seating charts we’ve created!


The modern acrylic seating chart pictured above was wildly popular at the end of 2018, and so far 2019 shows more of the same! These calligraphy wedding sign seating charts are the perfect piece of minimalist wedding décor.

Barn Wedding Seating Charts

Custom wood seating charts don’t show signs of going anywhere in 2019 either! Perfect for outdoor weddings, the white writing really pops off the richness of stained wood.

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Do you have a large head table? Not a problem, we can design out any style seating chart to fit any rustic wedding, big or small.



Create unique table settings named after your favorite wines, important cities, streets you grew up on – the possibilities are endless!

If you’re looking for a seating chart for your wedding or next event, we’d love to help! Visit our shop or connect with us via email with your ideas.