Favorite Feature Friday: Layouts & Seating

Layouts & Seating
April 24, 2021

Doing the impossible? We love. We make spaces work like no other. As wedding pros, we know that event layouts and seating are more than just icing on the cake. They’re the batter that provides a foundation for your couples’ vision. The highly requested and anticipated Layout and Seating Tool has taken pros to new levels of design and efficiency. We want to highlight this Aisle Planner gem and encourage you to dive in and become well versed in this tool so you can thrive in all things design process. You’ll soon want to be in a committed relationship with this magical tool and we’re all right there with you. 


Match Made in Heaven 

There’s so much to the planning process. Theme, color palette, guest list size, vendor location, design inspiration matching the venue, and staying on budget. You have a big task, but the Layouts and Seating tool makes the design process a romantic walk in the park. When it comes to design and layout, nothing can be left to chance or guesses. We’ve made the mistakes so you can learn from them. These 10 Mistakes Event Planners Make When Trying to Design the Perfect Floor Plan can be easily evaded with the right tips and the Layouts and Seating tool at your side. And get this, the Layouts and Seating tool is all included in the monthly subscription cost! It’s not additional and you don’t need to open a new software to create a layout, it’s all in the power-of-one. Saving you money and time!

Layouts and Seating

Start at the Beginning 

Like all good stories, a layout begins with an idea and a blank page of opportunity. You’re the writer, creating from nothing. You can start your layout from scratch or upload a custom floor plan from your venue. 

This tool is a digital playground for trying out different designs. You can’t design a space without things to place. So we have a pre-populated library filled with the most common objects event professionals use regularly, like tables, chairs, seating, lighting, decor, etc. With easy drawing, alignment, placement, and labeling tools you can customize it all to a T. Include pictures, directions for set up—anything you find necessary. 

You can even design multiple spaces, like the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. You can create several layout options in each project to show your clients. The permission setting allows clients to see them without being able to alter them. 


Using the Venue to Your Advantage 

Get creative! There are so many layouts possible. With your innovation, we’ve opened the doors to ceremony sofas, mats, spiraled seating, chevron, etc. Get more layout inspo with Designing Dream Ceremony Layouts With Aisle Planner.

Hear from a wedding pro on the Ultimate Planner’s Layout and Seating Challenge. Francine Ribeau Events gives you an inside look at how she uses the Layout and Seating tool to bridge the gap of vision into reality. No matter the challenges that were thrown Francine’s way, she overcame them with the help of the trusty Layouts and Seating tool. 

Getting the Scale Just Right 

Design is great and all, but making sure you know the dimensions of the space and whether or not everything will fit is top priority. Luckily, we have Scale Settings to make sure every inch is accounted for and your designs fit just right. We also provide service area guides so you have a good idea of spacing and what's considered a comfortable space between tables and seats.

Layouts and Seating

Seating Made Easy

Once you’re done with the layouts you can head over to Simple Seating. A tool that makes this process fun! With the quick drag-and-drop guest seating, you can pull confirmed guests, and those that haven’t confirmed yet, into a list, and easily organize guests by group. Never worry that you won’t have enough seats, our seating stats notifies you how many seats your layout includes, and shows you Table View. 

Every layout and seating solution in one place!  


Hero photo courtesy: Stetten Wilson


About the Author

Aisle Planner Editorial Team
Aisle Planner Editorial Team
The Aisle Planner Editorial Team is a collective of creative writers, editors, and former event pros who obsess over weddings and special events—and the businesses behind them! Drawn to refined details, design, and creativity, our team provides intelligent and straightforward articles with insights, practical tips, and expert guidance in putting Aisle Planner's "Power of One" behind your business.