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. :)