Mac users (and Windows PC users), rejoice. Someone created a Mac app that creates table seating plans you and your attendees and guests can live with.
Seating Plans Made Easy
Is it any wonder that wedding planners are in high demand? Most companies have a special someone to help setup, arrange, and manage meetings.
Some people have a gift to manage seating arrangements. For others, well, there’s an app for that.
Add PerfectTablePlan to your Mac and control all the details of seating arrangements and plans right on the screen.
This is a good way to plan weddings, reception, corporate events, charity fundraiser dinners and meetings, and much more.
Here’s what PerfectTablePlan looks like on the Mac’s screen.
Start by setting up the Guests list. Then create a floor plan and table plan to match your facilities.
PerfectTablePlan gives you quick options for seating arrangements on a per-person basis. Or, one click and it auto-assigns the guests to the available seats.
The app lists 12 reasons to use PerfectTablePlan and they all make sense to anyone who’s been burdened with the responsibility to manage or plan a large gathering with specific attendee requirements.
- Use for any number of events from a small wedding reception to a 2000+ seat banquet.
- Easier and faster than scraps of paper or Excel
- Assign seats automatically or by drag and drop.
- Manage guest details, RSVPs, meal choices and preferences.
- Experiment with table shapes and sizes.
- Print elegant floor plans, seating charts, place/escort cards and other stationery.
- Handle inevitable last minute changes without stress.
- Work offline. No Internet connection required.
- Flexible licensing. Install on more than one PC/Mac.
- Free support by email.
- Inexpensive. The Home Edition is probably cheaper than feeding a single guest.
- No risk. Try before you buy.
Why do I recommend PerfectTablePlan? I was given the honor of helping my family with my younger sister’s wedding. It was an event with hundreds of family members (both sides) and guests.
It wasn’t the Hatfields and McCoys, but the seating arrangement was a delicate venture, fraught with opportunities for friction.
The app made it easy to focus on two aspects of an event’s seating arrangements.
First, the guest list. Once that was nailed down and firmed up (mixing metaphors is a hobby), we focused on the arrangements. PerfectTablePlan gives you a fully visual approach to seating. T
he only thing missing would be an option to drop in a photo of each guest. Because the app rolls with a MacBook, changes in seating arrangements can be made right up until seating time. If a wedding or event planner doesn’t have an app like this, then they’re not really professionals.