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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
7. Acrylic Table Chart
Trend-hitting acrylic has been really popular! Add a painted background for added effect.
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.
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.
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.
11. Places Table Plan
Planning a travel-themed do, or place table names? Be sure to include on your table chart too.
12. Thread & Pin Seating Chart
To add some texture, think about a fun thread and pin board. Guests will love this idea.
13. Books Table Plan
Literary fans will love this book seating chart idea. Simple and cost-effective, it will be a real crowd-pleaser.
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.
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.
16. Wire Table Plan
Pick up a wire grid, which is perfect for using sweet pegs and embellishing with blooms.
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.
18. Tube Map Table Chart
For train spotters and city dwellers, how about a tube map plan? Quirky and cool.
19. Harry Potter Table Plan
If you are a HP fan like me, the Marauder’s Map chart the perfect option!
20. Peg Seating Chart
Cute wooden pegs and twine, modern and easy to achieve. Yes!
21. Vintage Suitcase Table Chart
A classic, which I expect to come back on trend sometime soon is the vintage suitcase prop idea.
22. Hessian Seating Plan
Natural, sustainable and full of texture, hessian is a great material to choose for your plan.
23. Movie-Themed Table Plan
Add a headline from your fave film to elegantly add a movie theme to your day.
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.
25. Map Seating Plan
Jet-setters and back-packers, this one is for you. Use a map of the world to seat your guests.
26. Music Theme Seating Chart
If you love a tune, especially on vinyl, think about incorporating it into your wedding stationery.
27. Key Seating Plan
Hunt down vintage keys and gift one to each of your guests. Subtle meaning and history all in one.
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.
30. Balloon Table Plan
Using balloons in your wedding decor adds a touch of whimsy. Bring a touch of drama to your signage.
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.
32. Christmas Advent Calendar Table Plan
Christmas couples, an advent calendar may just be the cutest idea ever.
33. Uno Table Chart
Love board or card games? Tie in your favourite as a wedding day theme.
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.
35. Fabric Table Chart
Opt for a patterned fabric such as old curtains even for a soft, floaty backdrop.
36. Door Seating Plan
Browse junkyards and reclamation yards for antique doors to repurpose.
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?
38. Wheel Table Plan
Enjoy cycling or other transport? Use old wheels to display your guests names.
39. Ribbon Wedding Table Plan
Does it get any prettier than a ribbon chart? Use coordinating colours and let them blow in the breeze.
40. Skateboard Table Chart
Calling all skaters. Pimp up your old skateboards and use them at your wedding for a fun touch.
41. Corrugated Iron Seating Plan
Love finding old unwanted items and turning them into something special? Corrugated iron may be just the ticket.
42. Snowboard Table Plan
After you hit the slopes turn your snowboard, or skis into a unique backdrop.
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.
44. Festival Table Plan
Want to shout about your love of Glasto? Name tables after bands or stages, then create a festival theme backdrop.
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.
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.
49. Retro Dresser Seating Chart
Retro fans, bring along your favourite piece of furniture to really inject your personality.
50. Letters Table Chart
Posties or fans of the written letter will love this cute post table chart.
51. Dr Who Table Plan
Do your Saturday nights consist of Dr. Who? Then a Police box seating chart will be ideal.
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!
54. Chalkboard Seating Plan
An oldie but goodie is an old-fashioned chalkboard sign.
55. Floral Table Chart
Create wow-factor with a flower arch display.
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.
58. Mismatched Frame Table Chart
Collect fun mismatched frames which you can then use to display your wedding photos!
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.
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?
63. Drink Cup Seating Plan
Challenge and treat your guests, to their own glass for the day.
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.
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.
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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