July 05, 2012

Stay Calm, Cool, and Collected When Organizing Your Wedding Guest List and Seating Chart

We can all agree that creating the guest list and seating chart for your wedding can send anyone into a panic attack. Staying calm, cool and collective is key when you're putting these together.

Should we invite the neighbors even though we've never had a conversation that lasted over 5 minutes? Should we sit Uncle Tom as far away from the bar as possible to prevent any shenanigans that he's known for? Will Mom and Dad be upset if they sit with other family members because we want to sit with our friends instead? Cousin Sarah wants to bring a date, but your list is almost full, how do you make this work?

The questions are endless and let me warn you that your kind heart will most likely be torn between keeping your family happy and keeping yourself happy.  Whatever you do make sure to invite whomever you want! If you decide to invite your best friend from third grade instead of your second cousin, don't feel guilty! It's your big day and you should celebrate it with a group of people that love.

I found this great website, WeddingWire.com, that will help you create a seating chart without getting a headache.

Here are some great ideas to display the seating chart at the reception. Whatever style you decide to choose, make sure that you don't use 10-point font, it'll send your guest into a flurry of chaos! Keep Grandma and Grandpa in mind when putting this together. If they can read their name and find their seat on their own then all of your guests will to.

Via: MarthaStewartWeddings.com

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