Ok, so it's not really called 'bums on seats' it's actually called 'toptableplanner' but still caught our eye as a handy gadget and app you can download as a free trial and make the process of arranging your guests and family in a 'just so' fashion far more pleasurable. The more we looked, the more we thought it clever and really time saving, you can add names from excel (if you've already made a spread sheet and decided it looks horrid) drag-and-drop guests, keep details of guests RSVP's and meal choices, then print place cards to match. Finally you've a clear plan to print off for caterers and guests and all this you can share on your laptop or smartphone.
We like clever ideas and this one could save lots of awkward moments. Elle magazine said 'It's so easy and 11 year old could do it' *
* We don't recommend you ask an 11 year old to do it, 11 year olds can be silly.