Creative Table Plans

Getting that seating plan right is one of the major stresses on the brides to-do list, but no matter who gets the plum job of keeping a dodgy uncle under control at least you can rest assured that there are 1001 beautiful unique ways to express your personality through the seating plan.

We love the ideas our chic brides have come up with and there are so many quirky, original ideas out there to add charm and character to your big day.

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The US style of escort card table plans are making a big impression and give you lots of scope to create beautiful creative displays, I particularly love the macaron display below and it gives your guests a little treat to whet the appetite before sitting down too.

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For nautical couples the display of life rings is a visually stunning way to seat your guests and I think the lavender display with guests names on plant markers would be gorgeous for a rustic summer wedding, and of course your venue would smell divine.

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Writing your table plan onto antique mirrors or shabby chic doors is glamourous yet understated and even something as simple as writing names on pebbles from your favourite beach or leaves adds a unique and personal twist.

No matter how tricky you find it to get the table plan right the one thing you shouldn’t have to worry about is how to create a visual treat for your guests. Check our our Pinterest page for more ideas (SMP Weddings Table Plan Pinterest)



Kate is the studio manager at SMP Weddings, the home of reportage wedding photography and photojournalism in Sussex creating highly atmospheric images which burst with personality and emotion.


Creative Table Plans

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