Oh no, who have they sat us with?!
Coming up with your table plan can be one of the hardest parts when planning your wedding. As well as choosing where everyone sits (and making sure they’re happy), you’ve also got to choose how to display your seating plan. No doubt you’ve spent a great deal of time styling the rest of your wedding décor; why not your seating plan too!
We now hand you over to Gemma Morgan from The Wedding of my Dreams to give you some fabulous seating plan inspiration!
THERE IS HELP OUT THERE!
Top table planner is an online tool which helps you get your seating plan right. Adam from Top Table Planner shares his top 3 tips for arranging your seating plan.
♥ Start as early as you can. Arranging the seating is widely recognised as one of the most stressful parts of planning a wedding and it can take longer than you think.
♥ Tackle the top table first as this is often the trickiest. Certainly don’t feel you need to stick to the traditional layout – do what works best for you!
♥ Ask your venue if they can accommodate a few different sized tables. This can make arranging your seating plan a lot easier.
For a vintage styled wedding displaying your table plan in a vintage suitcase can look wonderful, or have you thought of having a seating plan displayed like a washing line.
For a rustic wedding, hang your table cards from old flower pots filled with country flowers on wooden boards, a lovely look for a summer wedding. For another rustic look, chalkboard table plans are great, just get hold of a giant blackboard and write out your table plan, perfect for any last minute changes.
If you like to travel as a couple have you thought about naming your tables after countries you’ve visited, your table plan could be styled on a world map with luggage tags as the table cards. Maybe you met in London and have certain memories from different areas of the city, use a London Underground map as the base of your table plan and name tables after areas which mean something special to you. For example the area of your first flat, first date etc.
For a DIY look for your table plan use a cream wire frame with luggage tags as table plan cards. The luggage tags can be styled with vintage keys hanging from each card, symbolising the key that unlocks your future.
Alternatively use lots of different photo frames and set them up on a table, place your table cards inside the photo frames and dot around a couple of single stem roses in bottles to finish off the look.
So, if you’re stuck for ideas on your seating plan get in touch with Gemma at The Wedding of my Dreams.
(image 1 – From The Vintage Drawer, image 2 – Photography by Vicki Grafton, image 3 – Styled by Passion for Flowers/Photography by Cotton Candy Weddings, image 4 – Dottie Creations, image 5,6,7+8 – All available from The Wedding of my Dreams)