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Unique Wedding Seating Chart and Escort Card Ideas

June 13, 2022 | riley

When it comes to reception decor, your wedding seating chart might be the most practical item but that doesn’t mean you can’t get creative with it! After you’ve decided on where your guests are sitting, you need a substantial and easy-to-read display that your guests can see the moment they walk into the reception space. It’s the one sign everyone is guaranteed to look at, so it’s important that it fits seamlessly with your theme and color palette. Whether you’re looking for elegant, bohemian, DIY, or retro options, we’ve got a wedding seating chart to fit every style.

Wedding Seating Chart FAQs

Is a seating chart necessary?

Although seating charts aren’t necessary, they are extremely helpful–especially if you are having a larger wedding. It makes it much easier for your guests to navigate your venue and helps you stay on schedule if you’re doing toasts, plated dinners, etc. Lastly, they’re a great way for your guests to be comfortable socially since you are able to place everyone with familiar faces.

What’s the difference between a seating chart and escort cards?

Escort cards are specifically designed for your individual guests with their names and table number that they can take with them as they move around. Oftentimes, you’ll find that they also include their food preference if having a seated dinner. Seating charts, on the other hand,  are one large display that guests can glance at before finding their tables.

Do the newlywed’s parents sit together?

This one is entirely up to personal preference. If your parents and in-laws get along, they’ll most likely love sitting together and sharing your special day with one another. If there’s a possibility of tension, don’t be afraid to sit them with other family members.

 Food and Beverage Seating Charts & Escort Cards

Image by Joel & Justyna. Signage by Tami Varma

Image by Marissa Nicole Photography. Signage by The Basic Birch Co. Florals by Wild Greenery. Planning by Cali Curated

Image by Saje Photography. Signage by Konsider It Done

Image by Dani Nichol Photography. Margarita wall and pouches by Andi Mejia Co. Planning by Melanie Snyder. Month of Coordination by Southern Sparkles Wedding. Florals by Flowers by Lexi. Venue: Luxmore Grande Estate

Image by Ash Baumgartner. Signage by Shimmer & Stain

Image by Dani Nichol Photography. Vending Machine Design and Production, Bottle Labels & Stationery by Andi Mejia Co.. Planning by Melanie Snyder. Florals by BAUGhaus. Venue: White Rock Canyon

Retro Seating Charts & Escort Cards

Themed Seating Charts & Escort Cards

Image by Julie Wilhite. Signage by Brock + Co. Events

Simple Seating Charts & Escort Cards

Image by Brooke Taelor. Signage by LM Weddings Tulum

Image by Heirlume Photography. Signage by Ann Johnson

Image by Nikk Nguyen Photo. Signage by  XO Moreau Weddings

Whether you’re looking for something themed for your special day or a seating chart that’s elegant, these wedding seating charts are the perfect inspiration. If you’re still stuck trying to figure out how to seat your guests, our wedding reception seating chart guide may help!

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3 Comments

  1. beautiful photos

  2. amazing collection of seating chart ideas listed here, i love the surfboard idea!

  3. Oh my word these are incredible! My favorite was the Cello one and the grape wall!

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