Easier Than Expected

Even with all of our website RSVP issues, Mr. G and I got all of our RSVPs with no problem. Well, with minimal problems”¦we still had to track down four late people whom we just emailed directly and asked if they could make it. Out of the 78 people we invited 65 of them accepted. I was pretty surprised by our low decline rate and I think it’s because our Japanese guests were curious about what a semi-American wedding would be like.

Once we got our RSVPs it was time to make the seating chart, a task that I heard was difficult and time consuming. I asked around and heard that the easiest way to make a seating chart was to use Post-its with guests’ names written on each one and paper plates that would act as tables.

One night after dinner, Mr. G and I got down to business. I wrote the guests’ names on the Post-its and Mr. G cut up eight sheets of paper (we didn’t have any paper plates). We started arranging our tables and guests, and we finished the arduous task of making our seating chart in five minutes. I couldn’t believe how easy it was! I thought it would take at least an half an hour.

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Our seating chart

I highly recommend the Post-it/paper plate method. The most tedious thing was writing the names on the little sheets of paper, which took about three minutes.

How did you go about arranging your seating chart? Was it easier than expected?

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Mrs. Gondola

Location:
Kyoto
Wedding Date:
December 1969

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    campfire 1045 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:42 am

    I bought a big sheet of poster paper and traced circles. Then I used colored post-it flags. The layout was easy – the seating was not (tons of drama to take into account).

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    Mrs. Airplane 395 posts, Helper bee @ 12:01 pm

    I was all about the Post-It method, but then I started fiddling around with Wedding Wire’s seating chartapp and it turned out to be really easy to use — although it definitely took me more than 5 minutes, so bravo for you and Mr. G!

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    mswaterfall 1403 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:34 pm

    Wow, only 4 late replies! And only 5 minutes to make the chart! I’m so jealous!!!!

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    mscamera 300 posts, Helper bee @ 1:23 pm

    Wow that’s amazing!!! We had like >50% RSVPs that were late, I’m still mad about it, so I’m super jealous of your’s.

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    jetsetter 535 posts, Busy bee @ 2:23 pm

    I did the same as Miss Campfire (obviously, since we’re the same person).

    I loved doing my seating chart and ours was pretty easy-peasy too, with just a few changes from my original to our final!

    Down to the wire, Miss G – woo hoo!!!

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    SarahCF 513 posts, Busy bee @ 4:32 pm

    yeah, it wasn’t that hard for us either. We just made a list 1-17 of each table, then started typing people’s names in and cutting/pasting when we had to. It wasn’t nearly as bad as we anticipated. I thought there would be tears.

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    gondola 1046 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:59 pm

    @Mrs. Campfire: A sheet of paper would have been way more easier than cutting up sheets of paper. I wish I had thought of that!
    @airplane: I heard wedding wire was a good app to use. I use their check list and its really good.
    @Mrs. Waterfall: I got lucky- but let me tell you, the American wedding is a whole different story!
    @Mrs. Camera:50%?! That’s crazy! It must have taken forever to track them all down.
    @Miss Jet Setter: Haha, you guys are! It is down to the wire. Super excited!!
    @SarahCF: I thought there would be tears too! Im so glad it was easy!

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    msfilly 827 posts, Busy bee @ 4:03 am

    I’m jealous of your timely RSVPs – my family can’t even RSVP to a pizza party, so I can only imagine the headache I’m going to have hunting them down for the wedding. Your guests are awesome.

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    msbicycle 718 posts, Busy bee @ 5:32 am

    We just did our seating chart this past weekend and it was super easy, too!

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    daniellekira 573 posts, Busy bee @ 2:50 pm

    I did something similar and it made life super easy. But mine took a bit longer than that.

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