Doing multiple weddings every week, we know which wedding elements tend to make brides most excited – the ones that are crafted and specially perfected, probably late into the night. One of these said doted-on details is the seating chart. Yes it is a tool intended to get people’s behinds from the door into their proper seats, but we ladies know it is actually a representation of how much thought and creativity has gone into our entire wedding. Thus, you don’t mess with the lady’s chart, boyz. Let her go; let her spend more time beautifying that list of names than she ever did getting herself ready for a date. It matters.

Here we share with you a few of our favorite, outside-the-box, charts if you are looking for some fresh ideas!


MIrror Seating Chart

We saw a mirror seating chart recently and loved it! So simple, but so much more interesting than a typical poster board chart.
Photo Credit: Kiss the Groom

Polaroid Seating Chart

Grab your name and replace it with a Polaroid shot – how cute is that? Plus you will end up with a guest book album!
Photo Credit: Oh Weddings

Custom Button Seating Chart

Buttons! This is adorable. They even custom designed them for each guest. We’ve also seen this with old keys – it’s a great way to combine guest favors with the seating chart.
Photo Credit: Pinterest

Frame Seating Chart

SO SIMPLE! But look at how classy and clean it looks… This adds a new (improved) twist to a basic picture frame chart.

Leave a Note Seating Chart

We think this would make a great seating chart if you arranged the envelopes by table. Another example of how a seating chart can become a guest book.
Photo Credit: Ruffled

Alphabetical Seating Chart

An alphabetical seating chart – why don’t we do this more often? It is much easier for guests to find their names and look how dang pretty it can be.
Photo Credit: The Knot

Washing Line Seating Chart

Who says a seating chart has to be a square? This one obviously likes to have a good time. Awesome decor element + well organized and easy to read. This can also be done with flags or other hanging decor.
Photo Credit: Boho Wedding Blog

Do you have any unique seating chart ideas? Share them here with your fellow brides!