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Large Event Seating Planner

Published 05/25/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

ArrangeMySeat is an online seating plan designer. Users can put together a customized seating chart in a matter of minutes. The user can also create a custom registration page that is shared with guests. Guests can personally choose their seats directly on the seating chart. The application helps take some of the stress out of reception planning for couples as well as planning for any other large scale gathering. Users can ask guests questions online prior to the event to get important information on menus and other aspects of the event. Users can also organize guests into categories. Users can collaborate on party or event plans by joining others online using ArrangeMySeat.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

ArrangeMySeat was introduced in 2012 as a new way to plan large events. The creators stated that the application was created to streamline seating arrangements. The concept seems promising, but the service comes at a high price that many organizers may not be willing to pay. Users and reviewers have commented that there is a lot ArrangeMySeat can do but it still falls short compared to some of its competitors, including those that are more economical.

What are the differences to other apps?

The main difference between ArrangeMySeat and other seating chart applications is the interactive guest features. Users can ask guests to pick their own seats, which can really decrease the amount of time needed for event organizers to complete seating charts. The guest gets a seat they like near people they are comfortable with. The process also gives the event organizer or hosts an opportunity to ask guests questions to refine event details.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

ArrangeMySeat has a modern feel to it highlighted by deep gold and dark hues. The interface is well-organized so new users can easily learn how to set up events and manage guest inquiries and RSVPs. The application leans more toward professional than personable, which might be a plus for anyone with a party planning business. The design works well for any kind of event and users of all web application experience levels.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can sign up for an ArrangeMySeat account by clicking the red “Try it out for free!” button along the lower, right corner of the homepage. The registration form is found along the left side of the following page. The form asks for a first and last name, optional organization name, email address and password. The user is automatically logged in after successfully submitting the form and can begin organizing their first event.

What does it cost to use the application?

ArrangeMySeat invites anyone to sign up for free. There are no subscription fees or other charges required to maintain account access. Users are subject to a $75 event registration fee when publishing a new event plus $1.50 per successfully chosen guest seat. The user is not required to set up a specific number of events to keep an account. No other subscription or billing options are available at this time.

Who would you recommend the application to?

ArrangeMySeat is ideal for users managing large events as well as professional party planners. The service includes a number of helpful tools, along with a unique opportunity to let guests choose their seats. The pricing is a little high for a budget wedding or smaller personal event. Casual users may be put off, especially considering the many other user friendly seating chart applications that are already available.

  • Build an event seating chart in minutes
  • Allow guests to choose their own seats online
  • Share registration pages for online RSVPs
  • Ask guests questions online before the event
  • Print or email complete guest lists

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