This article will give you you some helpful instructions on how to manually seat your guests one by one following a guest list import.
If, by contrast, you are looking to seat your guests automatically via an excel upload, this article provides details on how to properly set up your spreadsheet for this.
Watch our tutorial video for a quick overview on manual seating:
Find step-by-step information in the sections below.
How to Manually Seat your Guests
Once the Tables and Seats have been set on the floor plan, the next step would be seating guests or groups of guests:
Click on the guest to be seated from the left-hand menu
Select the seat they will be seated in
Please note: +1 guests are seated directly to the right or left of the Main Guest depending on the seating direction one step back in the table configuration. Currently, it is not possible to separate +1s able from the Main Guest.
When seating additional guests make sure enough seats are allocated at the table where the +1s will be seated. When the Main Guest is seated and additional guests don't have enough open seats available at that table, a message will pop up relaying that not enough seats are available.
Unseating or Reseating Guests
Clicking on a guest on the seating plan gives you the option to unseat or reseat a guest. After clicking on a guest you also have the option to click on the 3 dots in the lower corner of the mini guest profile to view more information about the guest. If you click on 'Reseat', the guest will be seated at the next available seat you click on along with their +1s if they have any.
Click on the pencil icon beside the guest name on the left-hand side to edit the details of the guest, for example, their Seating Color or the total number of +1s they are coming with.
Pro Tip: if you are using the Relationships feature, you can build your seating chart taking into consideration the relationships your guests have in your event. For more information on how to use the Relationships feature when seating your guests, please click here.