If you’re looking for fantastic seating chart ideas that will wow your wedding guests… you’ve come to the right place.
Saphire Event Group has seen thousands of seating charts during its 45 years in the wedding industry, and there are certain seating charts that are truly memorable.
We’ve gathered our 8 all-time favorite seating chart ideas that are guaranteed to make your wedding stand apart from the rest!
1. Mirrored Glass Seating Display
Mirror seating displays were all the rage in 2022, and there’s a reason why… they are absolutely GORGEOUS! A mirror seating display is a show-stopping décor element that will make a statement on your big day.
Use a smaller mirror paired with gold wax seals, crisp white paper and beautiful calligraphy, or really wow your guests with a grand, free-standing mirror.
2. Picture Frame Seating Collage
Picture this picture frame seating collage at your wedding! This seating chart idea is a lovely (and DIY-friendly) way to guide guests to their tables. These picture frame collages can be found at any local craft store, and are completely customizable in terms of colors and sizes. Organize the seating collage alphabetically or by table number, and fill the empty picture frames with photos of you and your partner for an added personal touch.
3. Shot Glass & Lime Escort Cards
Cheers to this creative seating chart idea! This shot glass seating display will definitely be a crowd-pleaser among your guests. The best part about is that the shot glasses double as wedding favors, meaning one more task for you to check off of your to-do list! Guests can find their names and table numbers written on paper limes, and take their shot glass home as a keepsake from your unforgettable wedding night.
4. Organic Wood Seating Sign
A wooden seating sign is the perfect addition to a rustic wedding. This is a beautiful way to transform a traditional white seating chart sign into an organic design element for your wedding décor. Pair this sign with an elegant easel for a breathtaking display on your wedding day.
5. Acrylic Seating Signage
Another 2022 wedding trend we’re obsessed with are acrylic seating displays. These contemporary seating charts are super customizable and will complement any vision you have for your wedding day. We suggest layering clear acrylic over a colored backdrop, as depicted below. This will make the beautiful calligraphy clearly legible for guests.
6. Succulent Escort Cards
Calling all green thumbs… these are the perfect escort cards for you!
This take-home seating display is a lively way to add extra personality into your wedding décor. Guests will leave with love in their hearts, and a new plant in their hands… sounds like a win-win!
7. Festive Ornament Place Cards
This charming ornament place card display is a festive idea for a winter wedding. Acting again as both a seating chart and wedding favor, your guests will reminisce about your wedding day each year when holiday season rolls around.
8. Vintage Window Pane Seating Display
A window pane seating chart makes a gorgeous addition to a rustic wedding, and can truly be one of a kind. Get creative with unique paper and calligraphy to customize this seating chart into a one-of-a-kind décor piece.
Choosing a seating chart is an exciting wedding-planning task. With endless décor inspiration on the internet, and more specifically, Pinterest, it can be challenging to choose a seating display that will pair perfectly with your dream wedding vision.
Here’s a piece of advice from our MA wedding venues: A seating chart is meant to guide guests to their tables. If guests can easily find their name and table number, any idea you choose will be amazing!