66 Inspiring Wedding Table Plan Ideas – Seat Guests In Style

Are you overwhelmed by where to begin in choosing your wedding table plan idea? Not sure how to pick a seating chart aesthetic, let alone decide on who sits where?

I totally get it. Allow me to help as I share 66 inspirational and unique seating charts. Plus I will answer some table plan FAQs to help you tick off your table chart from your wedding checklist. Hooray!

Photo: Bridgwood Wedding Photography via Crafty Rustic Barn Wedding

 

Wedding Seating Chart Ideas

1. Photo Table Plan

Get creative by asking guests on your wedding invitation wording, to send back a polaroid photo of themselves. Keep hush and surprise them on the day with your wedding table plan.

Could this be the ultimate visual guide? Guests are sure to spot themselves instantly and have a good old giggle.

Photo: When Charlie Met Hannah via St Tewdrics House Wedding

 

2. Cork Table Plan

Collect corks from fun date nights or ask loved ones to save theirs. Then glue onto a wooden board for a perfect DIY seating plan idea, which is also eco-friendly.

Photo: Kim Williams Weddings via Rainbow Brights Barn Wedding

 

3. Wire Hoop Seating Plan

This table plan was hugely popular when I first shared it. Simple, stylish and highly effective. The perfect budget wedding idea!

Photo: Darina Stoda Photography via Stubton Hall Wedding

 

4. Room Divider Seating Chart

Reuse something you already own, such as a room divider. Then simply add on your paper wording and voila, you have the perfect visual treat.

Photo: Emma Lawson via Fife Wedding

 

5. Nature Inspired Table Plan

Take inspiration from the woods, by choosing adorable woodland creature illustrations. Your guests will be smitten, perfect for woodland weddings.

Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Eco Garden Wedding

 

6. Rattan Place Mat Seating Chart

Think outside of the box with materials and shapes you can use. These rattan place mats give a boho wedding look, that can then be reused post-wedding for your dining table. Win-win.

By: Inviting Writing Photo: Georgi Mabee via Botanical Tipi Wedding

 

7. Acrylic Table Chart

Trend-hitting acrylic has been really popular! Add a painted background for added effect.

By: 2 Flux Photo: The ShannonsBarley Wood House Wedding

 

8. Mirror Table Plan

Mirrors have been a popular seating chart choice, as not only can they be hung in your home after the big day. But they bounce light, guests can give themselves a quick check-over and they look so pretty. Especially draped in flowers.

Photo Beth Beresford Photography via Wantisden Valley Wedding

 

9. Simple Wooden Seating Plan

Here is a perfect DIY table plan idea. Buy some cheap wooden board, paint gorgeous lettering, add greenery and sweet pegs on twine.

Photo: Only Lovers via Garden Marquee Wedding

 

10. Wooden Ladder Seating Plan

Find an old wooden ladder looking for a new home. Then give it a lease of life with cute bottles in flowers complete with table labels.

Photo: Siobhan Amy Photography via Field Kitchen Wedding

 

11. Places Table Plan

Planning a travel-themed do, or place table names? Be sure to include on your table chart too.

By: Emmy Designs Photo: Angela Ward Brown via Clock Barn Wedding

 

12. Thread & Pin Seating Chart

To add some texture, think about a fun thread and pin board. Guests will love this idea.

Photo: Livvy Hukins via Travel Theme Wedding

 

13. Books Table Plan

Literary fans will love this book seating chart idea. Simple and cost-effective, it will be a real crowd-pleaser.

Photo: Will Patrick via Bonhams Barn Wedding

 

14. Copper Frame Table Chart

Rising in popularity is the copper frame seating plan, complete with hanging paper instructions. Chic and stylish, its an ideal DIY project.

Photo: Katrina Matthews Photography via Countryside Barn Wedding

 

15. Gold Frame & Fairy Lights Table Plan

Light up your table plan and make it centre-stage with cute fairy lights. Guests won’t miss it.

Photo: Hayley Baxter Photography via Wharfedale Grange Wedding

 

16. Wire Table Plan

Pick up a wire grid, which is perfect for using sweet pegs and embellishing with blooms.

Photo: EKR Pictures via Bohemian Luxe Wedding

 

17. Tree Table Plan

Use what’s around you, such as a beautiful tree. Be careful not to damage the tree and ask the owner’s permission before assembling.

Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Christmas Marquee Wedding

 

18. Tube Map Table Chart

For train spotters and city dwellers, how about a tube map plan? Quirky and cool.

Photo: Sasha Weddings via Buckinghamshire Railway Centre Wedding

 

19. Harry Potter Table Plan

If you are a HP fan like me, the Marauder’s Map chart the perfect option!

By: Dorothy’s Workshop Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Harry Potter Wedding Ideas

 

20. Peg Seating Chart

Cute wooden pegs and twine, modern and easy to achieve. Yes!

Photo: Jessica Grace Photography via Inkersall Grange Farm Wedding

 

21. Vintage Suitcase Table Chart

A classic, which I expect to come back on trend sometime soon is the vintage suitcase prop idea.


Photos: Binky Nixon Photography via Yellow Tipi Wedding Helen Russell Photography via Pastel Rustic Barn Wedding

 

22. Hessian Seating Plan

Natural, sustainable and full of texture, hessian is a great material to choose for your plan.

Photo: Emily Hannah via Woodland Glade Wedding

 

23. Movie-Themed Table Plan

Add a headline from your fave film to elegantly add a movie theme to your day.

Sophie Carefull Photography via Beauty and the Beast Wedding Ideas

 

24. Wooden Pallet Table Plan

Wooden pallets have been a staple in weddings for a while now. If you are lucky you can pick one up for free, for the perfect rustic look.

Photo: Cat Arwel Photography via Fron Farm Yurt Wedding

 

25. Map Seating Plan

Jet-setters and back-packers, this one is for you. Use a map of the world to seat your guests.

Photo: Holly Collings Photography via Canonteign Falls Wedding

 

26. Music Theme Seating Chart

If you love a tune, especially on vinyl, think about incorporating it into your wedding stationery.

By: Love Me Do Designs Photo: Alexandra Jane Photography via Notley Abbey Wedding

 

27. Key Seating Plan

Hunt down vintage keys and gift one to each of your guests. Subtle meaning and history all in one.

Photo: Katherine Ashdown Photography via Blush Pink & Gold Wedding

 

28. Pot Plant Table Chart

Reuse pot plants from home, as a table plan to then gift to guests afterwards. Use herbs for added wedding scent on your day.

Photo: Scuffins Photography via Whimsical Floral Blush Grey Wedding

 

29. Watercolour Table Chart

Go bold and bright with a colourful watercolour background. Then hang in your home after the big day.

Photo: The Dignums via Birtsmorton Court Wedding

 

30. Balloon Table Plan

Using balloons in your wedding decor adds a touch of whimsy. Bring a touch of drama to your signage.

Photo: Courtney Dee Photography via Coral & Peach Wedding Ideas Balloons: Balloonista Calligraphy: Stacy Oakley Calligraphy

 

31. Pet Dog Seating Plan

Animal lover or parent of pets? Include your fur-baby in your seating chart and be ready for guests to coo over them.

Photo: Bloom Weddings via Animal Lovers Wedding

 

32. Christmas Advent Calendar Table Plan

Christmas couples, an advent calendar may just be the cutest idea ever.

By: Jonathan Rolls Photo: Lola Rose Photography via Traditional Christmas Wedding

 

33. Uno Table Chart

Love board or card games? Tie in your favourite as a wedding day theme.

Photo: Jessica Grace Photography via DIY Barn Wedding

 

34. Horseshoe Table Plan

For a touch of luck, add horseshoes on your wedding day. Then guests can take them away as wedding favours too.

Photo: Jess Soper PhotographyRed Brick Barn Wedding

 

35. Fabric Table Chart

Opt for a patterned fabric such as old curtains even for a soft, floaty backdrop.

Photo: Alisa Nicholle Co via Modern City Wedding Ideas Calligrapher: Apricity Ink

 

36. Door Seating Plan

Browse junkyards and reclamation yards for antique doors to repurpose.

Photo: Richard Skins Photography via Berkshire Barn Wedding

 

37. Pantone & Curved Table Chart

Go modern and add a trendy curved board for your chart. Why not add some Pantone to it for extra flare?

Photo: Francesca Francesca via Anthurium Wedding

 

38. Wheel Table Plan

Enjoy cycling or other transport? Use old wheels to display your guests names.

Photo: The Curries via Beach Glamping Wedding

 

39. Ribbon Wedding Table Plan

Does it get any prettier than a ribbon chart? Use coordinating colours and let them blow in the breeze.

Photo: Jessica Raphael via Homespun Mint Yurt Wedding

 

40. Skateboard Table Chart

Calling all skaters. Pimp up your old skateboards and use them at your wedding for a fun touch.

Photo: Kerry Ann Duffy via House Meadow Wedding

 

41. Corrugated Iron Seating Plan

Love finding old unwanted items and turning them into something special? Corrugated iron may be just the ticket.

Photo: Nataly J via Fun Autumn Farm Wedding

 

42. Snowboard Table Plan

After you hit the slopes turn your snowboard, or skis into a unique backdrop.

Photo: Alexa Poppe Wedding Photography via Nancarrow Farm Wedding

 

43. Beer Mat Table Chart

Pub frequenters and beer fanatics, why not use beer mats as table names? Think about using bottles too from your fave tippes.

Photo: Sally T Photography via Newcastle Wedding

 

44. Festival Table Plan

Want to shout about your love of Glasto? Name tables after bands or stages, then create a festival theme backdrop.

Photo: Flawless Photography via Ash Farm Barns

 

45. Pressed Flower Table Plan

Achieve a pretty floral style with pressed flowers, which you can then keep or gift post-wedding too.

Photo: Birgitta Zoutman Photography via Coral Wedding Ideas

 

46. Macrame Table Chart

Those looking for a boho style, look no further than a macrame hanging.

Photo: James Powell PhotographySecret Garden Wedding

 

47. Tassel Table Chart

Take inspiration from Morrocco with tassels, calligraphy and paper cutouts.

Photo: Emma Louise Photography via Moroccan Wedding Ideas

 

48. Window Frame Seating Chart

A great alternative to doors and mirrors is an old wooden window pane. Add greenery for extra pizazz.

Photo: L. Hewitt Photography via Maryland Wedding

 

49. Retro Dresser Seating Chart

Retro fans, bring along your favourite piece of furniture to really inject your personality.

Photo: Oxi Photography via Pennard House Wedding

 

50. Letters Table Chart

Posties or fans of the written letter will love this cute post table chart.

Photo: Samantha Kay Photography via Post Elopement Reception Party

 

51. Dr Who Table Plan

Do your Saturday nights consist of Dr. Who? Then a Police box seating chart will be ideal.

Photo: Sanshine Photography via Tortworth Court Wedding

 

52. Luggage Tag & Scrabble Seating Plan

Bring two trends together into one, luggage tags and scrabble.

Photo: Life Photographic via Outdoor Beach Wedding Cornwall

 

53. Paper Scroll Table Plan

Add luxe and style with a marble effect paper scroll. What a showstopper!

By: Gray Starling Designs Photo: Stevie Jay Photography via Edison Lighting Wedding Ideas

 

54. Chalkboard Seating Plan

An oldie but goodie is an old-fashioned chalkboard sign.

Photo: Livvy Hukins via Rainy Wedding Sea

 

55. Floral Table Chart

Create wow-factor with a flower arch display.

Photo: Jen Owens via The Byre At Inchyra Wedding

 

56. Button Table Plan

Perhaps you like to sew? Why not incorporate buttons and mismatched fabric?

Photo: Bai and Elle via City Farm Wedding

 

57. Dymo Label Table Chart

If you have a Dymo label maker, it’s time to put it into action.

Photo: Clare Tam Im via Barn Countryside Pretty Wedding

 

58. Mismatched Frame Table Chart

Collect fun mismatched frames which you can then use to display your wedding photos!

Photo: JB Creatives via Soft Floral Meadow Wedding

 

59. Bunting Seating Chart

Pretty bunting could be used to great effect on your wedding, especially if you are a dab hand with a sewing machine.

Photo: We Are The Clarkes via DIY Coastal Tipi Camping Wedding

 

60. Wool Pom Pom Seating Plan

Snag yourself a wool pom maker and make up some cute poms.

Photo: Melia Melia Photography via Pom Pom Crafty Wedding

 

61. Wooden Crate Seating Chart

Source a vintage wooden crate, add flowers and print stationery. Viola!

Photo: Love That Smile Photography via Rustic Bohemian DIY Barn Wedding

 

62. Library Card Seating Chart

Book lover? How about this library seating plan idea?

Photo: Natasha Hurley via Yellow Library Wedding

 

63. Drink Cup Seating Plan

Challenge and treat your guests, to their own glass for the day.

Photo: BG Productions via DIY Back Garden Wedding US

 

64. Doll’s House Seating Chart

Isn’t this doll’s house just adorable? So special. Imagine using a childhood toy to bring a sense of nostalgia.

Photo: Jordanna Marston Photography via Pretty Pink & Green Wedding

 

65. Leaf Escort Card

Find pretty leaves and add calligraphy. Be sure to lay out escort cards in alphabetical order to make it easy for guests to find their name.

Photo: Something Blue by Susan Elizabeth via Garden Wedding in New Jersey

 

66. Feather Table Plan

For a light touch, dip feathers in glitter and hang on a wooden board.

Photo: Ann Kathrin-Koch via Feather Filled Wedding

 

Do I Need A Table Plan?

First up, you don’t actually have to have a table plan. The only reason you will require one is if you want to formally sit guests in particular seats at certain tables.

If you are not interested in doing so, that’s absolutely fine, you can actually stop right here and head off to look at wedding sign ideas instead. You will only need to let guests know that they can choose to sit wherever they so wish.

However, if you are opting for a structured and organised wedding seating plan, you can go all and get totally creative. Alternatively, you could keep things really simple. Let’s face it, there are enough wedding details to consider and your signage could be one element to stay low-key.

Where To Source A Table Chart?

When it comes to where to source your table plan. Enlist a fabulous wedding stationer to design a bold graphic design or you could DIY your own chart.

How To Choose A Seating Plan?

A good place to begin when choosing your seating chart style is to think about the wedding theme behind your day.

Or of course, take inspiration from your wedding table names! Use colours or items you love, including hobbies or pets. Why not go for an escort card table for something really unique?

What Is The Purpose Of A Wedding Table Plan?

Let’s get back to basics, it’s easy to get carried away after all. A wedding table plan, is simply an instructional sign to allow guests to quickly, efficiently and easily find where to sit at a wedding.

A seating chart needs to be clear, easy to read and informational. Yes, you want it to be pretty.

But if guests can’t grasp the visual sharpish, you’ll soon have a queue of guests stuck at the seating chart. What’s more, there could be confusion and questions may start being fired at you.

Plus the seating of guests being delayed could well push back your wedding day timeline.

These are not things you want to be happening when you should be sitting down to enjoy your wedding breakfast. So, first things first, always remember the core purpose of the table plan.

Then you can get onto the fun part, the styling and theme!

 

So there you have it, you have all the table plan ideas you need to choose yours. Plus you now know the answers to your burning seating chart questions. Now it’s time to go plan your chart.


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