10 eye-catching wedding table plan ideas

27 Sep 2017

Add fun and freshness to your table plan with these creative ideas which make a talking point 

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1. A hanging hoop

Frog & Pencil’s bohemian hoop table plan was embellished with a handpainted watercolour flower mandala in sumptuous jewel tones. The hoop was given the finishing touch with freshly cut blooms and greenery to match the couple's wedding day. Hang it from a beautiful tree, a lovely old door, from a wooden beam or inside a tipi; wherever your wedding feast, this alternative table plan will certainly make an eye-catching statement.


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2. Clean luxury

Set atop an easel, this luxury bespoke A1 table plan was designed for a couple who married in August 2017 to match their stationery, fulfilled by Two Little Ducks. Their theme of silver glitter, soft pink, pale grey and love hearts was harnessed to create a glamorously elegant seating plan which was finished with dainty satin bows, perfect for their wedding breakfast.


3. Fabulous florals

A plain table plan can be brought to life when surrounded by a frame of magnificent flowers. Pick a stationer who is confident that they can create this for you, or who will be able to work alongside your florist for optimum results. 


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4. A homage to Hollywood

This table plan from Retro Press was designed to reflect the stylish gold and blush theme of the couple's wedding day and to incorporate the groom's love of Star Wars. In contrast to the Star Wars table plans on Pinterest which are very dark and garish, this table plan is light, airy and elegant, which made it unique to the couple.


Harry Potter fan? Take a look at this dazzling design from The Paper Doll which features a selection of elements from the film, from quotes and wands to potions and parchment. Take a look at these additional Harry Potter wedding ideas


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5. Presentation with props

Assemble your table plan atop ladder steps or from a wheelbarrow display for a rustic finish. Think of your theme and work with your stationer to create table plan cards that sit in harmony with their surroundings. 


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6. Watercolour finish

Tree of Hearts' festoon light design stands out with stunning watercolour swirls of pink, blue, and yellow - perfect for a festival-themed or summer wedding. The white silhouette of whimsical festoon lights punctuates the colourful mix, while the couple's names are printed in a fun font that matches the shades in the artwork and guest names appear in a sophisticated deep silver hue. Decorate with pearlescent ribbons to complete. 


Similarly, the Tuscan Treasure collection by Polka Dot Paper was designed for a couple who tied the knot in a beautiful Italian vineyard. Inspired by olive groves and pretty seasonal blooms, this table plan is the perfect addition to a rustic summer wedding.


7. Perspex printing

Perspex stationery is on the rise and the perspex suite from The Paper Hare, featured in Hanami Dream and Squib Photography's modern Edwardian wedding shoot, perfectly showcases the result. Think minimal colours and clean layouts for a contemporary finish that will get all of your wedding guests talking.  


Just as effective is this imaginative idea which featured the couple's perspex table plan suspended from a copper frame and interspersed with macrame.

8. Bright and beautiful

Inject character and colour into your table plan with a bold design in rainbow shades. Have a go at this colourful ribbon table plan or ask your stationer to create a kaleidoscopic coloured table plan that reflects your overall scheme. 


9. Mirror, mirror 

For an expensive and luxurious feel, an ornate mirror offers a quick and effective way to assemble your table plan - and it can even be achieved as a DIY project. Compile and print pieces of card which feature your guests' names and stick to the mirror, applying craft and calligraphy details for added interest. Alternatively - and provided you won't be using the mirror again - use a white marker to write your table plan on the glass by hand. 


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10. Heart to heart

From rustic hearts created with wooden pallets to floral hearts that echo the wedding colour scheme, table plans can be incorporated for a head-turning effect. The stationery should complement the frame, with themes and colours that tie together. 


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