Ariel
Devoted October 2021

Seating chart for windy venue

Ariel, on August 19, 2021 at 12:02 AM Posted in Style and Décor 0 8
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Hi! I need some ideas for an affordable seating chart. I was going to do something very simple like the chart below, but the venue said it’s too windy and will likely blow away. I don’t want to spend a lot of money on the seating chart. I want it to look nice, but I care more about the functionality. If anyone has any affordable ideas I’d love to hear them. Printing a board like the picture below was going to cost be about $50 so that’s the budget I’m trying to stick to Seating chart for windy venue 1

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Latest activity by Ariel, on August 19, 2021 at 1:52 PM
  • Rosie
    Rockstar February 2022
    Rosie ·
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    Could you just get some big, fancy clips and clip it top and bottom?

    you can get coloured and various interesting metallic ones on etsy, from Kikki K or similar.

    Like these:

    Seating chart for windy venue 2

    Seating chart for windy venue 3

    Seating chart for windy venue 4

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  • Ariel
    Devoted October 2021
    Ariel ·
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    That’s a great idea, but I think the concern is the easel the sign is on will also blow away. It’s hard for me to believe that it will be that windy, but the venue insists easels fly away.
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  • Rosie
    Rockstar February 2022
    Rosie ·
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    Wow! That's intense, haha!

    hmm. could it be attached to a wall somewhere inside instead? Like, is the whole venue outdoors, even for the meal portion? Even if you're having a marquee, you could still stick your chart to the wall of the marquee, or put the easel just inside.

    I'm surprised the venue doesn't have a sandbag to weigh the easel down. I suppose you could get one yourself, if they're worried about that!

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  • Sexypoodle
    Master October 2021
    Sexypoodle ·
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    You probably don’t need a new chart. However, skip the cheap easels. A wrought iron easel would be best. If not, a sturdy wood easel (possibly weighted on the bottom). Then you can to attach something to the back of your seating chart (ribbon, wire, etc.) to wrap around the back portion of the easel to keep it from blowing off. That should work! However, if it’s windier than that, then I’m not sure how anything at your wedding will stay down.


    Also, does the seating chart need to be on an easel? Is there someplace to attach it to a wall or even lay it on a table. Its only purposes for guests to find their name and table number. So a seating chart can be situated anywhere.
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  • V
    Champion July 2019
    Veronica ·
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    It it's that windy I don't think I'd have the reception outside as that doesn't seem enjoyable. But if you proceed with it outside could you out it in a decorative frame and somehow weigh the easel down.
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  • devotedlydavis
    Devoted March 2022
    devotedlydavis ·
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    You could use the same chart, but attach it to a board. The board could be cemented into a bucket that you could decorate to hide, but would have ample weight to stay upright.
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  • Katie
    Rockstar August 2020
    Katie ·
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    I had a similar thought to devodedlydavis - the easel could be glued or use heavy Velcro to a wooden board with heavy floral arrangements. Heavy duty Velcro may work well to attach the seating chart to the easel. My wedding was windy too, but with thinking ahead like you are - you’ll have no issues. 👍
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  • Ariel
    Devoted October 2021
    Ariel ·
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    Thanks for all the ideas!!!
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