10 Seating Ideas We’re Obsessed With

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When it comes to seating guests at your wedding reception, there’s a lot to keep in mind: deciding who goes where, struggling to capture the names of your guests’ plus ones and ensuring everyone knows exactly where they’re supposed to go. Better yet, you must decide how this will all be sorted out in an aesthetically pleasing manner. Create an eye-catching seating chart your guests can read and admire. Read on to find the perfect one for your big day!




Photo | OneLove Photography

1. Vintage Florals

Complement the outdoor surroundings with this vintage and floral-inspired seating display. The seemingly handwritten script is simple and sweet, and allows your guests to clearly see where they’ll be seated.



Photo | Kaysha Weiner

2. Rustic Elements

These rustic wood pieces make for the perfect place cards if you’re going for an enchanted forest/woodland theme. Not only do these look great among a tablescape, but they also double as coasters your guests can take home!



Photo | Style Me Pretty

3. Sip + Be Seated

Show your guests their seats and a good time with this seating idea! A flute of bubbly sets the mood for the rest of the evening and starts the celebration off with a bang. The personalized drink stirrers will also ensure no one grabs your drink!



Photo | MyWedding

4. Flower (and Seating) Arrangement

This DIY idea is both easy to do and creative! Use a mason jar or glass bottle to mark which guests are that their respective table. Throw some wildflowers in with some water, and you have yourself a flower and seating arrangement!



Photo | Belle the Magazine

5. Mirror, Mirror

Be our guest! Inscribe the names your wedding guests on a vintage mirror for a beautiful seating display. The large script allows your guests to clearly see exactly where they need to go. Stunning and helpful!



Photo | Kreate Photography

6. Golden Garden

How romantic is this seating chart? The bountiful florals and greenery perfectly frame the navy and gold table cards. This signage is especially ideal for smaller weddings, but can definitely be adjusted to meet the size of your wedding.



Photo | 100 Layer Cake

7. Marbled + Modern

An utterly beautiful display! Clean and simple, these marble tiles have each table number and guest name written across in rose gold calligraphy. Add a potted succulent to the table for added modern flair!



Photo | Wedding Solution

8. Botanic Style

These place cards are fresh and fun for a Southern California wedding. Simply attach a palm leaf to a clothespin, complete with a name card in neat script. So easy!



Photo | Rock My Wedding

9. Blush + Grey

Utilize a peg board to plan out your reception tables. The convenient aspect of this seating chart is that it can be customized in a flash for any last minute changes. Not to mention, the rose gold and grey tones are absolutely elegant!



Photo | Ruffled Blog

10. Garden Party

We are loving the whimsical nature of these escort cards! Each card displays the name and table of every guest, and is dip-dyed to give an ombre effect to the overall display. Our favorite part? The “favorite people” signage – an easy way to remind your guests how fortunate you are that they came to celebrate with you!


How do you plan to seat your guests on your big day? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to tag us in your photos!