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Social Tables Review

So this has to do with wedding planning, which I was doing last year at this time… :) I actually have been meaning to write this post and I just kept forgetting. It’s almost the weekend…  and I kind of feel like I’m coming down with a cold so the working out, besides the run the other day has been limited until my nose gets unplugged. Anyways, back to what is at hand, and what we have here is pretty awesome.

So one thing that I really put off towards the end of the planning stages was the dreaded seating chart. I don’t know why but I just wasn’t looking forward to doing it at all. I didn’t want to have to deal with cutting out little pieces of paper and putting them at different tables on a huge poster board and thought to myself, there has to be some way to make a list of all the guests you are having at your event, and then drag their name to each table to fill the chairs. This said program has to exist online. So I did some googling.

You should also be able to make the tables correspond with how many guests you want to have at each table. This program has to exist right?

Aftergoogling I realized… IT DOES! It’s called Social Tables. I used it to plan the seating chart for our guests at our wedding and it was SO simple and made planning SO easy. I could rearrange it when someone got separated from their guest, or when two people didn’t get along ;) It also takes away the ‘guest’  in the main list once they are placed at a table so you don’t have to worry about placing them twice.

I made an account, inputted all my guests names and started planning out our seating chart. Also, when you log in, they have people who are available for live chatting, which is helpful as well. They quickly answered any questions I had regarding the process, but it’s pretty self explanatory.

Once you select your event, the next page takes you to the guest list and shows you how to drag and drop your guests to whatever table you want to place them at. SO simple. It keeps their name at the table so you can see who is sitting by who, and how many seats are taken at each table.

Here’s my seating chart for the wedding. You can see on the sidebar my guest list and how they are faded. The names fade once they are seated.

THIS IS SERIOUSLY THE BEST THING EVER. I wish I had to plan more events with seating charts because it’s awesome and the simplicity of it is the best part of it. I like keeping things simple and this makes planning a seating chart so easy. So if you have to do any planning, check out Social Tables, you won’t be disappointed at all.

I also used it and then typed out who was at each table and gave it to the people who did our wedding and requested the seating chart, and they had no problem reading it or understanding who was at each table, so that means that it’s super easy to understand. :)

It literally was like my idea that I had in my head online. Genius I tell you. I know this doesn’t related to running, but this product is radical and FREE. It’s easy to use and I wanted to share the social table love with the Internet because it made the planning process so easy for me. :)

Happy Weekend!


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  • Reply Christy

    This site would’ve been so useful when I was planning my wedding last year. I just made the seating chart in a Google spreadsheet (I was actually looking forward to doing it). It worked out, but this would’ve made it easier to visualize. I’ll keep it in mind for whenever my sister or other friends get engaged!

    March 23, 2012 at 9:43 am
  • Reply Melissa H.

    I’m kicking myself. I did the postit notes on paper for planning my wedding last July, and screwed it up twice. This would have been a whole lot easier. Oh well, I worked it out in the end.

    March 23, 2012 at 10:15 am
  • Reply Jodi

    I see me, yay! :) Haha oh the memories

    March 23, 2012 at 10:15 pm
  • Reply Dan Berger

    Danica, thank you so much for your continued support over the past few months… and fot this amazing write-up.

    Your wedding was phenomenal (we were all technically a part of it) and I’m so glad our app was able to play a small part in making the planning a little easier.

    We’re hard at work on the next version and will continue to work toward our mission of making event planning less stressful :)

    Cheers and thanks,
    Founder, Social Tables

    March 24, 2012 at 6:51 pm
  • Reply Kristy

    Thanks to you emailing me last week about this, I did my seating chart in like 1 hour! I loved the live person helping, and the fact that I can print out the chart so it can now be handed over to our wedding coordinator!! BEST SITE EVER!!!!

    March 27, 2012 at 11:02 am
  • Reply RoadBunner

    Ah, thanks for sharing! I favorited this post to refer to later when I’m doing my seating chart :)

    March 28, 2012 at 4:29 pm
  • Reply RoadBunner

    I had bookmarked this to use but it isn’t totally free anymore :( Oh, well.

    October 2, 2012 at 9:19 pm
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