No matter how carefully you plan your wedding, your guests will miss something; I didn’t know my cousin had a guest book at his wedding. There were two exits, and it was positioned by the one I never used. My cousin didn’t know I had a guest book at my wedding because it was in the ceremony room, not the room we spent most of the day in. (Or he was passive-aggressively getting his own back… Unsure which.)
But, no matter what else they miss (or passive-aggressively pretend to), every guest is going to see your table plan. So you need a plan you can be proud of.
Table plans that fit your wedding theme
Your table plan can establish the theme and style of your wedding, using your wedding colours and the typography from your wedding invitations – but why stop there? If you’re having a rustic, farmhouse wedding, you should have a rustic, farmhouse table plan, not a professionally printed sign. If you’re using flowers to decorate your venue, your table plan shouldn’t be bare!
Your table plan should fit the style of your day.
Table plans that show your hobbies and interests
Table plans are also a fantastic place to fit some personality into your day, showing off your interests as a couple. Tables, named after your favourite music acts, laid out like a festival flyer would be an amazing touch at a festival-style wedding. Or small, literary touches – like Penguin book covers on your table plan – would fit an elegant wedding for book lovers.
Table plans that double as wedding favours
What would you say if I told you you can show off your personality, continue your theme, use the venue space you have practically, and save money with your table plan? Well. That’s not a nice thing to say at all. It istrue. And my mother doesn’t go in for that kind of thing.
Using the wedding favours you’re giving your guests as escort cards lets you do all of that – with the added bonus that your guests will actually remember to take your favours home.