Seat Assignments

We all know how difficult it can be to create seating assignments at a wedding.  I’ve used sticky notes, I’ve used Microsoft Visio, and even Microsoft PowerPoint!  Out of these three things that I’ve tried, I’d have to say that sticky notes were the “easiest” to use…until I stumbled across  They have an interactive seating chart that you can use to easily create your reception place and make tables!  The only hard part may be to figure out the dimensions of the reception venue BUT if you have a good catering manager/food & beverage manager at the venue, they should be able to provide that information for you.

Here is a screen print I took while using their demo.  You select the table shape (circle or square) and then a handy window pops up asking how many people can be seated at the table (the average is 10 people for a round).  Then it creates the table for you!  You can drag people from your guest list over to the table and move their guests with the name (as shown below).  How much easier can this get?!

Take a look at it when you have some time.  I think it’s a great tool and it could make your seating assignment task a lot easier.  🙂  Happy seat assigning!


April 4, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Venue, Wedding. Leave a comment.

Belle Journee – An Intimate Gathering

We’re coordinating a Bridal Show at the Museum of Ventura County on Sunday, 17 October 2010 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.  The price includes admission to the show and museum as well as a museum donation.  To register as a bride, visit our website and click on Calendar of Events.  If you’re a vendor and are interested in participating, please email us at

August 17, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Charity, Other Events, Venue, Wedding. Leave a comment.

Vintage Themed Wedding

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted something but it’s been busy and as you can see below, the results of the planning and great work of all my vendors speak for themselves.  Thank you to all of the vendors for a great event!

Location – Acacia Mansion, Ojai
Photographer – Lavender & Twine
Florist – Dream Maker Floral
Desserts – Petite Reve Chocolates
Dress – California & Main
Veil – Camarillo Bridal
Jewelry – Girly Girl Designs
Make Up – V Valenz
Hair – Mitra
Suit – Bob Kildee Clothing
Pocket Mirror Favors – Madison Craft
Bride/Groom Hangers – Making Things Special
Rentals – Party Pleasers

August 12, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Dessert, Mansion, Venue, Wedding. Leave a comment.

Wonderful Venue

I attended a Women in Business social last night at the Acacia Mansion in Ojai, CA.  What a beautiful home!  It is a very affordable place to have a wedding – both ceremony and reception.  The best part is that you can have your bridal party stay at the house as well because the home has room for up to 7 couples.  This location accommodates up to 150 guests.  My favorite part is the barn with saloon.  There are also horses and chickens!!!

If you’re already married but want a stay-cation, rent a room at this beautiful place.  You won’t regret it!

June 11, 2010. Tags: , , , , , . Mansion, Venue, Wedding. Leave a comment.