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Creative Seating Chart Ideas

Many couples as us for fun ideas to display their seating arrangements. Seating arrangements are a great way to display where guests are sitting, and can really make a statement. While poster boards are the most common way to display a seating chart, there are so many creative and fun ways to make a seating chart. Doing something a little different can also be a great way to add your own personal flair to the wedding!

Get Glam with Mirrors

Mirrors are a beautiful to display your seating chart. They can be elegant and traditional, or trendy and modern. Dress them up with florals, or add a fun frame. Either way it makes a great statement piece!

Lauren Fedderson Photography

Add some Earth Tones with Wood Accents

If you are doing a rustic, or woody theme (or just like the look of wood!) – wooden seating charts are the perfect way to bring in that woodsy feel. These can be purchased on websites like Etsy, but they are also easy to make! Buy wood from a supply store, stain it your preferred color, and glue on your paper.

Adam J. Clark Photography

Jasmine Lee Photography

Quianna Marie Photography


Add a whimsical fee to your decor with a window frame! Add paper to the empty frames, write on them with chalk pends, or paste on your paper to the glass – the possibilities are endless!

Rachel Goble Photography

Mike Urata Photography

A Tale Ahead Photography

Partition Love

Make a bold statement with a free standing and big seating chart! This bride brought in a gold partition and tied her place cards to it – so creative!

Rachel Howden Photography

Rachel Howden Photography

DIY a Poster Board

Feeling crafty? DIY your own poster board! These boards are usually available to purchase at craft and fabric stores. Personalize it with photos like the example below, or add a fun frame!

Hazy Lane Studios

Lori Rittinger Photography


Make it small or big, one big sign, or several small ones. No matter what you do, chalkboards always look great!

Hazy Lane Studios, Swoon Custom Chalk, LC Florals

Farm Feels with Chicken Wire

Looks that would make Joanna Gaines proud – add a country vibe to your wedding with chicken wire signs.

Cassie Xie Photography

Martha Hoang Photography

Classic Boards

The most popular seating charts are the classic poster boards. You can make these yourself and get them printed, or find a local artist on websites like Etsy to create them for you.

Sweet Bay Photography

Need more seating chart ideas? Head over to our Pinterest board dedicated to seating charts for some inspiration!

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