I have been for my morning swim, tackled my inbox & not long got off the phone to the fabulous Becky Lord after discussing the re-brand for our website which I am SO excited about (due to launch in March so watch this space!) I hope your week is going well so far? On the blog today I’m sharing with you wedding table plan inspiration for your big day. One of my lovely brides from this year emailed me last week to ask if I had any different ideas for wedding table plan inspiration as she was a bit stuck as to what to do & it dawned on me that this might be handy for other couples who are currently planning their wedding who may be stuck for ideas. So for those of you who have not yet decided what to do for your table plan, take a look at these….
Mirrors are a fab alternative for wedding table plan inspiration, this one pictured is floor standing but you could opt for a smaller one that is then placed on an easel. If you haven’t got the best hand writing (my hand writing is atrocious so I most certainly would have to give the job of handwriting to somebody else!) then maybe hire a professional calligraphy artist such as Oh Wonder Calligraphy for your wedding day that can take on all your stationary needs including other elements such as place settings or volunteer this job to one of your bridesmaids or ushers who have lovely hand writing. We added florals to the corner of this table plan made up of mixed trailing foliages & blousy romantic flowers that complimented the couples colours and overall look of the table centres and other floral decor.
How about a room divider/shutter table plan? This idea is in fact from mine & Steve’s wedding as we too were keen to do something a bit different and I had this shutter in my collection from a wedding fair I attended a while ago (and is available to hire from us if you would like to use it for your wedding) and I thought it would be perfect for our table plan. Becky created all our wedding stationary including the table plan seating & we hung these through the slats using fishing wire. We chose to add floral decor to the corner but there are various different ways you could include florals and foliage… you could hang wispy foliage such as ivy or jassmine through the slats for a soft and romantic feel. Or you could choose to create a ‘runner’ meadow type arrangement at the bottom such as the design I created below for an event last year. The great thing about this shutter is it will work in a variety of different style venues; from stately homes, marquees to coastal venues as it is really versatile.
Or how about a chalk board like this one? This is in fact the order of the day from our couple Emma & Ed’s wedding but you could indeed use it as a wedding table plan inspiration idea too. Bride Emma also done all the writing herself which I was mega impressed with particularly as I have terrible hand writing, did I mention that already?! 😉 The florals and trailing jasmine finished it off just perfectly and worked so well in their marquee.
This bird cage idea is from Claudia & Anita’s wedding back in 2015 when they got married at The Ferry House Inn and is a great option for a more rustic setting. I love how they used luggage labels for the different table names and then pegged these to the frame using wooden pegs, genius! As there wedding was a vibrant coloured affair we incorporating pops of colour with the flowers added to the frame.
Last but not least what about a door? This old and shabby style door is from Annie & Sam’s secret garden wedding which is just perfect! I adore the old whimsical keys hanging on there too so fitting! The ivy placed as if wild and overgrown just epitomises the story you read in the book and compliments the stationary design perfectly too, we love!
For more wedding table plan and signage inspiration take a look at our pinterest board here.
I hope this has given you some other ideas for your wedding table plan inspiration. I would love to hear what you have planned for yours?? Coming from someone who got married myself last March the seating plan itself can be one tricky wedmin task! Making sure that you sit people who know each other together whilst at the same time getting a good mix of people who don’t know each other but you think will get on to encourage people that don’t know each other to mingle and talk whilst making sure not to leave anyone out at the same time… my head hurts just thinking about it 😉