Does anyone have any suggestions of a computer software to keep track of guest lists and seating charts?
I would try Wedding Wire. They have a great area there for these things!
You can also create something on excel.
Yes, it really really depends on your preference!
I used excel.
As for the seating chart, I actually hand wrote that. It;s just how I see things, so it is definitely a personal choice. Good luck!
I used excel! I am doing escort cards on wood slices so no seating "chart".
I used weddingmapper.com and it was great! You can track meal choices and set up the seating chart electronically. I definitely recommend it!