Layout of the Room
There are two ways to approach a seating chart for a wedding that shows the layout of the room.
One is to have a layout with table numbers in the middle of each table, and a chair number assigned to each seat; next to each table is a key that has the person's name listed against their relevant chair number so they know where to sit.
The other is to use a larger layout, and just put the relevant names inside a circle that represents each seat at the table.
You can include as much detail as you want with regard to layout, almost like a map of the room, even showing the dance floor and cake table etc. but that is really not necessary. The idea is just to make sure your guests know where to sit. Why not make it easier for your guests by using pink seats for girls, and blue for boys—adding to the visual appeal of the layout too.
I used Serif CraftArtist Compact to create this layout which was easy enough to do. Simply use the drawing tools to create your basic shapes, and then create a color fill for each of your seat colors. I typed in the "Bride" and "Groom" place settings at the top, to give you an idea of what the finished result would look like.
Tip: Once you've created your first table with seats around it, select all items and "group" them together. This way you can then just copy and paste to create the other layouts. Simply select and click "ungroup" to change the seating around.