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In my other life — er, one of them — I’m a day-of coordinator in North Texas. And I talk to couples a lot about wedding logistics — how to make their day go smoothly so it’s not a stress fest. And invariably, one question that rears its head is whether they’d like to have a seating chart or escort cards for the reception. Many of my couples opt out — because you don’t really need it — but some are all in because sometimes, though it may be a logistical nightmare to figure out, it can also save a lot of hassle especially if you’re having a large wedding (over 150 guests). There are pretty much two ways to tell your guest to have a seat: Either by table, and let ’em choose where to sit once there, or by assigned seat at an assigned table (warning: this option is best left to those among us who have a bit more need for control over details). And once you figure out who goes where, you gotta tell ’em — and this is where you can either take the time to (painstakingly) DIY or … just go all in and have someone do the hard part for you so you can focus on more important tasks (like cake tasting, because: cake). Whichever option you choose is rad, but in case you’re leaning toward the latter, I’ve found five awesome seating displays you don’t have to DIY:
For the travel-themed wedding or just those that are aviation-obsessed, this old-school blueprint-like airplane seat display is a super fun way to show your guests to their seats.
Whether you’re having a destination wedding, have guests coming from all reaches of the planet or you just really love travel, this map of the world seating chart is a great way to display the who-goes-where at your wedding.