Every couple agonizes over the seating chart. Here's a way to find the right spot for every guest.
Photography: Wende LLT. Webber
Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, January Winter 2002
Low-tack adhesive notes of various colors
Divide your guest list into categories -- such as wedding party, family, our friends, family friends -- and assign a different-color low-tack adhesive note to each.
Write out everyone's names on the appropriately colored strips. You can arrange and rearrange them around simple photocopied outlines of your tables. The note colors show whether you have a good mix at each table.
When it's time to set out the place cards, tape the notes in place, then hand the completed sheets to the setter.