Your guest list is definitely one of the biggest headaches of the wedding planning process. Once you have that nightmare sorted, you have to think about where all they’re all going to sit, which is almost as much of a nightmare.
Sometimes it makes us feel better to look at the pretty things and pick the lovely flowers instead of trawling through names and seating plans. So combine the two to make your job a little easier, by choosing a nice seating plan to put all the names on once you’ve decided where to put them.
Think about the colour scheme, the theme and the overall tone and style of your wedding when choosing your seating plan layout. You should also think about your stationery in case you want them to match.
Maps are a great idea for your seating plan, particularly if you’re both travel addicts or have done long distance with your groom at any point. You might just have certain ties to a certain country or place and want to put your seating plan on that map.
You could also connect your seating plan to your professions, you passions or how you both met. Everyone loves a personal touch and why leave it out of your seating plan?
For a natural, botanic wedding theme, a tree sprouting table names and numbers might be just the thing. Alternatively, a birdcage will also look beautiful. For something a little more three dimensional, we love these plants with names sticking out if you didn’t want to opt for a flat seating plan.
Alternatively, you could keep it very simple by matching names to tables in a list on a board or with tags, but you can still keep it within your theme, especially if you have a running colour scheme. Whatever you choose, not only will it make the painful process of figuring out where to put everyone easier, but it'll be fun for your guests to find their names too.
Image credits: Seating plan tags: Pinterest | Mirror: Simply Peachy | Hanging seating plan: Bridal Musings | Map: Pinterest | Framed map: Not On The High Street | Postcards: Etsy | Music plan: Aisle Perfect | Tree: Pinterest | Plant: Etsy