Alternative Wedding Table Plan Ideas

I'm always being challenged to think of 'outside the box' table plan ideas for weddings. Couples either want something unique that suits their personality or something super stylish. So.. here I have put together a blog post full of ideas of different designs I've worked on for you to ponder over. 

Individual Cards & Floral Displays

Ask your designer to vary the design of your table plan cards to add more of a dimension to the design like above. Your wedding florist could design you some sprays to frame it too. This table plan was created by me for the West Mill in Derbyshire, displayed on their stunning architects easel.

Photography - HBA Photography.

Floral design - Avant Garden

Venue - The West Mill

Illustrated Map Table Plan

Modern Map Table Plan

World Map Table Plan

World Map Table Plan with Tags

Map table plans can be stylish without a pin board in sight. The Map printed onto the foamex board is illustrated with the countries visited blocked out with colour and the tags (with photos on the back) are pinned to the country. Guest names listed on each tag! Simple, stylish and modern.

Photography- Leigh Mcara Photography

Venue - Stubton Hall

Hanging Table Plan

I know this isn't an actual table plan but you get the gist. Why not hire/buy or make a metal frame and hang your table plan cards or large table plan from it? You could even add some flower heads and foliage from the string in-between the cards! OR have a floral spray in the corners of the frame.

Photography by Rosie Kelly Photography

Venue Illustration 

Venue illustration table plan

Venue illustration table plan with florals

I am having more and more requests to illustrate my couples venues (thank you!!). Some want hand drawn sketches and some want them with watercolour. Its a great way of incorporating your wedding venue in your stationery! You can even have it as a print keepsake to have at home.

Photography - Dottie Photography

Floral design - Michele Gledhill

Venue - Stubton Hall

Venue Illustration Table Plan

Cathryn & David's Table Plan 

Photography - Rachael Connerton

Floral design - Jacaranda Flowers

Venue - Stubton Hall

Keeping It Simple

Large greenery table plan

If you want to go for something really simple and clean this option is great. Have a simple design to add some colour or just having the clean text layout. Printed onto foamex board so you can display your table plan on an easel --- sometimes less is more!

Photography - Rachel Connerton

Scroll Table Plan

I know this is a cake table but back drops like this are so popular at the moment. How about having your table plan printed onto a design like this? You could incorporate your theme in the design and have your table plan hanging from a frame. So many options with this style!

Photography - Sarah Vivienne

Styling - The Rustic Wedding Company

Cakes - Belmont House Cakery

Herb Garden

Greenery herb table plan ideas

Greenery Table Plan Ideas

When stationers collaborate amazing things happen! Why not ask your favourite designer and calligrapher to collaborate for your wedding stationery? This was a 'herb garden' table plan myself and Polly & Me worked on. I designed all the artwork and sent the cards over to Ali at Polly & Me to hand write the table names on - this table plan is definitely a favourite!

Photography - Chris Snowdon

Calligraphy - Polly & Me 

Venue - Chequers Inn

Dressing Table of Glass Domes and Floral Displays

Dresser table plan with glass domes and florals

If you want a bit of glamour this is a great option. A variety of glass dome sizes with individual table cards in each one. Gorgeous floral display to finish the look off.

Photography - Rosie Kelly Photography

Styling - Save the Date Event Stylists

Flowers - Michele Gledhill

Venue - Swancar Farm 



New ideas are very much welcomed! I love printing on fabric too so if something like this is on your agenda drop me a message so we can discuss your requirements.

I will continue to update this blog post on all the interesting designs I'm working on this year.. I love a challenge so keep them coming!

Thanks & happy wedding planning!

Amy x