So, you've gone through your guest list, his guest list, your parents' guest list, and the people who now suddenly are coming out of the woodworks to celebrate your love. Now, it's time to hunker down and put together the dreaded seating chart. Who can get along with whom? Who has a history that could be volatile? Which relatives play nicely?
First of all, ask your venue for a seating chart with the setup the way it will be on your wedding day. Make sure they have the correct layout and seating arrangements that you desire. I came across a GREAT system on Buzzfeed.com for organizing your guests as easily as possible. They suggest enlarging your seating chart to poster size, and perhaps mounting it on poster board for stability. Next, use sticky tabs and color code "her" guests "his" guests, "friends" and "work". Label each tab with the guests name and start placing them wherever it makes sense. Using the sticky tabs allows you to move them around until you reach your final masterpiece that is the Seating Chart. (Trust me, things could change the day of, so be patient!) Good luck!
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