Arriving at a formal event without an assigned seat can give guests reason to panic, as choosing which table to sit at and which guests to sit with can be too much for many people with social anxieties. ArrangeMySeat is a web-application that does away with that anxiety by letting people choose where they’ll sit at weddings, banquets, and graduation parties well ahead of the actual events.
Although ArrangeMySeat is primarily an application for creating seating plans, it also offers a number of additional tools that event planners and guests will find useful. Start by creating a free account and entering as many details as possible about your upcoming event. As the event creator, you can decide whether to implement open registration or require that guests have an access code to RSVP. If you already know how many guests you’re expecting, then you can add tables for your event, making sure to include information about how many people can sit at each table. This information will be available, along with basic details like the location and start time, on the event registration page. Send a link to this page to all your guests – making sure to include access codes, if necessary – and your guests can choose for themselves where they would like to sit.
If you’d rather not give guests the option of choosing where to sit, you can still get use out of the ArrangeMySeat app. Change up the settings and you can personally make seat selections for all your guests. ArrangeMySeat’s visual seating plan tool makes it easy to visualize where your guests will be sitting in relation to one another, and you can easily print out or export your plans to share with a venue coordinator or caterer. You can also use ArrangeMySeat to address any special dietary concerns, and ask guests which meal choices they’d prefer.
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