The Wedding Reception

15 Creative Wedding Table Plan Ideas

By Alice Prendergast, on 18/07/18
Alice Prendergast
15 Creative Wedding Table Plan Ideas
Hannah Marie Wedding Photography

Your seating plan is your guests’ road map to your wedding breakfast, so it’s essential. Here are a few creative wedding table plan ideas to make yours stand out.

Once you’ve crafted your dream guest list and sorted out who will sit where, you can get to the fun part - working on your wedding seating plan display! There are plenty of creative wedding table plan ideas, so skip doing something plain and simple and go for something bold and on-theme, instead. We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite wedding table plan ideas to help you figure out what the perfect style is for your big day.

Here are a few creative wedding table plan ideas.

Colourful paper
If you’re going for a bold boho theme or something a bit more whimsical, why not infuse your wedding seating plan display with some colour? Instead of white sheets, mirrors or chalkboards, use rainbow coloured paper as your base.

Delicious Photography

Frames and flowers
This is a tried and true option that never fails. Find a frame that suits your wedding theme - this gilded style is perfect for vintage or elegant celebrations - and deck it out with flowers that match the other arrangements you’re displaying around your reception venue.

Flora Special Occasion

Geometric additions
This wedding table plan idea using a geometric base is a touch more modern. Wooden easels and hoops are perfect for rustic and boho looks, but if you want something a bit more streamlined, we suggest opting for something sleek, minimalistic and metallic.

Perfectly Planned 4 you

Wooden holders
These wooden place card holders are the perfect way to show your guests who will be sitting where at woodland weddings, rustic countryside affairs and garden parties. If you want to save a bit of money, you can hunt down the logs yourself and turn this into a DIY project.

Wooden Treats

Vintage mirrors
If you want a wedding table plan idea with a bit of vintage flavour, try to hunt down some decorative mirrors at your local antique market or thrift shop. You can use multiple small mirrors or one giant framed mirror - both options look awesome, so you really can’t go wrong.

Love Storey

Clothespins
Clothespins are a sweet and simple way to give your rustic or vintage seating plan display a bit of personality. You can go classic wooden pins for a shabby-chic vibe or decorate them with paint, wallpaper or baubles to fancy them up a little.

Evolve

Chalkboard
Chalkboards are one of the most popular wedding table plan ideas. Why? You can make them work with just about any wedding theme and they’re easy to edit if you need to make any last minute changes to your chart.

Robin Ball Photography

Magazine rack
If you want to make your seating plan display fashion-forward, use a magazine rack to show it off. You can fill it with your own custom faux magazine covers or plaster your guests names to a few of your favourite publications.

Photography by Ochi

Art deco designs
Give your wedding table plan a bit of old Hollywood flavour by adding a few art deco designs to your chart. Don’t forget to choose a retro font that looks like it belongs in big lights!

Lumogenesis

Mini floral arrangements
If you’ve got a green thumb or just want to infuse your reception space with a bit more flower power, display your wedding seating chart on vessels filled with your favourite blooms. Terracotta pots and silver pails (like these) work best for rustic affairs, but you can totally make yours more elegant with crystal vases or metallic jars.

M.I.N.E Photography

Hessian and craft paper
Hessian, craft paper, a couple clothespins and some twine can really go a long way! If you’re into DIY-ing your wedding table plan, this is a great option - any imperfections will make it look even more awesome.

Shoot the Day Photography

Blueprint
Can’t get enough of true crime podcasts? Is a murder mystery party right up your alley? Well, why not show off your seating plan like the board game Clue. It’s a truly unique way to show your guests where to sit and is a bit more fun than your typical framed chart.

Mr&Mrs.K.Photography

Guest profiles
Worried your guests won’t know a thing about their tablemates? Give them a little background info on your seating plan display. Write little bios so that everyone is familiar with who they’re seated next to.

Wedding of Jack & Lara

Map
This is the perfect style for couples with wanderlust. Don’t forget to give your tables travel-inspired names to tie everything together!

Simon Hawkins Photography

Polaroids
Show your guests exactly who they’ll be sitting with by using polaroids to show off their pretty faces on your seating chart. Be sure you choose flattering shots of all your guests, nobody wants their worst angle on display!

Graham Baker Photography

Find more wedding table plan ideas in our Real Weddings section. »

Photo editing by Monica Lorraine.

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