Month/Year of Graduation


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)



First Advisor

Dr. Fabio Vitor


The purpose of this project is to develop an effective seating arrangement for a wedding reception that enhances the comfort of guests. The ultimate aim is to create a harmonious and enjoyable atmosphere for all attendees. To achieve this, an integer program was designed to optimize the seating arrangement for the author’s upcoming wedding on May 27th, 2023. To ensure accuracy and feasibility, actual feedback was gathered from the guests to evaluate their compatibility and preferences. The proposed seating chart optimization not only addresses the placement of guests but also determines the number of tables required for the reception. The integer program’s decision variables were defined based on the table assignment for each guest, which is used to generate an optimal seating plan. This approach helps to ensure that each guest is seated at a table with people they get along with, fostering a welcoming and cohesive environment. By creating a well-organized seating plan, this project aims to provide a positive and comfortable experience for all guests attending the author’s wedding reception. Furthermore, this project’s results may be applicable to other events, providing valuable insights into seating arrangement optimization for future occasions.