My wife volunteered me to help with a niece’s wedding reception. My job is to drive and carry heavy stuff, so there’s not much for me to do at a reception, right? Wrong.
With 300 guests, she needed some kind of computerized way to generate a seating chart that wouldn’t upset either the bride or the groom’s family. Easier said than done. My Mac to the rescue.
Best Table Seating Plan On Earth
The best table seating plan you can have is one where nobody complains about where they’re sitting or whom they’re seated next to.
To my way of thinking, that end result would require plenty of alcohol and a mix of bouncers, bodyguards, and referees.
Or, an app that does the dirty work (so to speak). And I remembered about a Mac app that did table seating plans. Search, search, search, and done.
As it turns out, the perfect table plan is a Mac app creatively titled, Perfect TablePlan. It’s a one trick pony app with a few extra tricks.
Check out this screen image. You’ll get the idea right away.
I was astounded at my good luck. Perfect TablePlan is a Mac or Windows PC app that does table and seating layouts for wedding receptions, award ceremonies, banquets, large dinners, fundraiser events, corporate meetings—anything where plenty of people need to be seated.
It handles multiple floor plans and a variety of seating arrangements—round tables, long tables, square tables, u-shaped tables, whatever.
Even better, you can assign people to specific seats based on a variety of criteria, then print out the seating arrangement, including placement cards (and escort cards).
Perfect TablePlan also handles details for each guest, including meal choices and preferences, RSVPs, and more. Click to change the seating arrangements from round to square to long to semi-circular. Even mix and match.
Import guest lists into the app and then drag and drop the names to specific seat locations in arrangement. Sweet. Just sweet. The Report tab tells you who’s RSVPd and keeps tabs on who actually showed up.
Yes, Perfect TablePlan is a one-trick pony, and not an app the average Mac user will need every day. But if you plan events and seating and guest tracking is important, this app is worth a look.