Seating charts are one alternative to place cards to let your guests know where to sit. Here’s an example (from Jennifer and Jon’s wedding at the Heinz History Center) of how you can use a seating chart to be not just functional, but also decorative. And… interactive!

Jennifer and Jon‘s chart rested on an easel just outside the elevators as guests arrived for their cocktail hour. They were able to see their table assignment. And in case they forgot, the chart was relocated downstairs when they relocated back down to the Great Hall for dinner.

Isn’t it gorgeous?!

The monogram on the chart matched the programs. Jon designed the monogram, and Jennifer’s maid of honor, Sara, designed the program and the seating chart.

Once everyone had found their seats, the seating chart came down from the easel so that guests could sign it. Here’s Jennifer’s dad fondly writing a note.

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