Inspiration Series… Table Plan

Seating plan, table plan, seating layout, seat map, seating arrangement, whatever you want to call it, it’s a wedding necessity that can be overlooked. Your table plan can give you the chance to really think about what can represent you as a couple, to show your joint interests or wonderful quirks or accent your scheme. Whatever your chosen theme or colours sometimes it can be hard to see how this can be reflected in something so seemingly standard. Well, here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

Bring the Outside In

An easy way to make a huge impact is to decorate your table plan with foliage and florals, and in our view there’s no such thing as too much. Layers of fresh bright greens or dried grasses can create a whimsical feel or provide high drama. Add in some bursts of colour with florals for greater impact or to work with your chosen colour palette.

rustic DIY unique table plan idea at Wasing Park, exclusive use wedding venue in Berkshire

Photography by Studio Rouge.

Get Hands On

A great way to get your guests involved and bring even more fun to your big day is by getting them to get interactive. We’re seeing an increasing number of interactive seating plans, from find your name and take seat puzzles, follow the thread plans and find your picture to find your place.

unique find your key table plan idea

Photography by Kirsty Mackenzie Photography.

Where to Plant Yourself

Why not be eco-friendly and use potted plants, and for so many reasons! This has the dual bonus of being decorative and you can take them home afterwards or even double them up as gifts on the night. We love these herb planters used at a recent wedding but succulents, lavender and cacti look incredible too.

beautiful unique table plan idea at Wasing Park, barn venue near Reading

Where on Earth Am I?!

Use your first trips as a couple, your travel bucket list or even your honeymoon destination (top table idea?) to create a fun and bespoke board. For the name lists you can use luggage labels or even boarding passes. This doubles up as a fun way to name your tables instead of the traditional numbering.

Whimsical and Personal

The best sure fire way to ensure that your table plan is completely unique to you, is to think of your shared interests and hobbies and theme it around this. Festival lover? Recreate a festival line-up. Book worm? Create some book shelves which your guest names on your favourite titles. Film Lover? Pilot? The options are endless. The best thing about this option is that you’ve then automatically got your table names too…

Hopefully you’re feeling suitably inspired now and ready to start trying to figure out who sits where…we recommend Post-its, lots and lots of Post-its!

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