I do love a bit of DIY when it comes to weddings. Sometimes it’s the simplest things that your guests remember and that are effective. Putting a little bit of yourself into your wedding is not only fun for you but I can guarantee your guests will really appreciate it.
One way of injecting your personality is to personalise your table plan. You most definitely need one or chaos does rule but how fabulous to be able to do something that is a bit different from the standard A3 sized cardboard.
How and where do you start?
Think about your theme because your table plan must really follow the style and ethos of the day. It doesn’t have to be expensive or intricate. If you are a keen gardener for instance how about doing something like this idea below. Its simple to do with lavender and painted plant pots. It would smell lovely too and fit so well with a summer wedding. At the end of the night your guests can each take a pot home with them. I do love being able to give guests something to take home with them that is thoughtful.
Source – 100 Layer Cake Blog
An idea that is quite popular at the moment is to use birdcages. They look so pretty and effective. You get to keep the birdcage too! They look great filled with flowers in a conservatory or in the garden when the weather is warm.
Source – Dottie Creations and above
How about using a large mirror and writing the tables on it. A really unique idea and if you are having a wedding in a venue like one of my clients where there are many ornate mirrors it would look fantastic and so go with the interior too.
Source – Anna Clarke Photography
Or try a chalk board!
Source – Wedding Chicks
This is one from one of The Wedding Genie weddings. The lovely Anna and Mark got married in a fantastic barn and Anna made this table plan which matched her theme perfectly. In fact there were two, one either side of the entrance. Just decorated with a simple gerbera they looked not only stylish but chic and were very cost effective.
Source – Julie Kim Photography
If vintage is your style then how about this?
Source – Lee Robins via Rock My Wedding
I really like this idea by Vicky Trainor, embroidered table plan squares. I have seen them pinned up like bunting or as they are seen below.
If you are brilliant at DIY then how about this one?
Source – Not on The Hight Street Real Weddings
I hope this has given you a little inspiration. I know there are hundreds of ideas and sometimes you just need a little help to get those creative juices flowing. Please let me know if you have any great ideas for table plans or an image of your wedding table plan.
Until next time, happy planning.