Seating Chart Styles + Tips

After your beautiful wedding ceremony, and a delicious cocktail hour, it’s time to get ready for the party - and your guests are ready to find their seat! If you are sticking with tradition with assigned seating at your wedding, there are so many great options you can use with paper to help get your guests seated and ready to celebrate.

A seating chart is a wonderful way to incorporate your wedding theme while matching your invitations and other reception materials. It’s functional, but looks beautiful in frames, on stands or even hanging - whatever you love best!

Creating a seating plan can be stressful - but Art Paper Scissors is here to make the design piece fun! Before we help you design a customized seating chart for your big day, you can start early to organize your guest list and determine who is sitting at each of your tables.

Read on for some seating chart design style and seating chart tips!

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Seating Chart Tip: According to Brides, it may be most helpful to figure out table shapes and sizes before you start assigning guests to seating - you will probably choose from round, rectangular, oval and square table shapes! Consider the benefits and cons of each size.


Seating Chart Tip: The Knot suggests to think about where to seat both sets of parents - and add in any factors that could affect how many tables that will be considered “parents’ tables.”


Seating Chart Tip: If you have a larger bridal party, it’s okay to split the group up into a few tables, according to Martha Stewart Weddings! Or, you may want to have a lovely long table including everyone, with the couple-of-honor right in the middle. It’s your day!

Ready to start designing the perfect seating chart to match your wedding day look? Connect with the Art Paper Scissors team and we'll bring your own wedding vision to life!