Whether your reception is small or large, formal or informal, your wedding table seating plan will make a massive difference to the success of your wedding reception.
Having a great seating plan will save your guests from the huge rush to find a seat on a table with their family and friends. If you plan the seating arrangements, you can seat people where they will be happiest. The average wedding breakfast will last 2 to 3 hours, so placing people in the perfect seat will make all the difference to the enjoyment of the day.
Your wedding table plan is one of the most important parts of your wedding stationery. You can be as creative as you want, and incorporate your plan into your wedding theme. After your wedding ceremony and welcome drinks, the first thing your guests will see as they arrive at your reception is your wedding table plan. Table planning can be stressful, and you will probably spend at a lot of time working on who to sit where.
Here we have a few gorgeous ideas to inspire you and help you on your way.
Rustic Charm and Vintage Chic
If your wedding has a rustic theme, embrace this in your seating plan. For a country chic wedding, a nice idea is to have flower pots containing either flowers or herbs, and use twine to tie a Kraft card tag to each flower pot with the number of the table and names of your guests. Another lovely idea for a rustic wedding table plan is a wooden ladder, decorated with wildflowers and lace for a country feel. You can even use empty bottles filled with pretty flowers, each personalised with a label adding the table number and guests’ names.
Vintage elements like old-style luggage tags tied to keys, with the table number and guest names on will look charming. Decorate your props with pretty garlands, or perhaps some bunting and fresh flowers.
Art History and Mirrors
The style of Art Deco is instantly recognisable, with bold colours, geometric designs and stylised images. To create a sophisticated Art Deco style table plan for your wedding breakfast, you could use Art Deco styled cards with guests’ names on. Instead of using table numbers, name the tables after 1920’s New York buildings like The Rockefeller Centre, Empire State Building and Chrysler Building.
A simple but stunning seating plan display is to use glass or a mirror. One Fab Day love glass table plans:
“With a little imagination, anything can be turned into a seating plan. Think about mirrors, old window frames, and even doors! With a few additions of flowers and calligraphy, they can become a stunning display piece. You can write directly onto the glass with a chalk or window marker, or, get a decal printed.”