Unusual and Quirky Table Plan ideas

When it comes to your wedding decorations, your table plan is one of the most important. Not only does it need to look great and work with your wedding theme, it also has to be super practical so that all your guests can find their seats easily. However, there’s still plenty of opportunity to make your table plan brilliant and eye-catching. These unusual and quirky table plan ideas can be adapted for all sizes and styles of wedding. It’s time to take your seat!

Unusual Table Plans For All Wedding Themes

Your seating plan really is an important detail in your day and when it comes to the design, the sky really is the limit. Everything from traditional printed plans to unusual and personal alternatives work really well so it’s just up to you to choose your favourite. Here are some of our favourite ideas:

If you’d like your seating plan to make a real statement, a ‘tree’ is the perfection option. Hang the seating details from the branches and even decorate the area around the seating plan so that it really is unmissable. If you’d like to switch things up in the evening, remove the seating assignments and add in lots of family wedding photos.

Hang table seating detail onto branches to create a really rustic table plan for your barn wedding at Clock Barn

Images courtesy of Lydia Stamps Photography

Hoops and circlets are currently really popular wedding decorations and it’s easy to see why. Use a beautiful hoop to create your table plan – simply suspend seating assignments inside the hoop and decorate with foliage and flowers. To complete this look, hang similar hoops (without the seating details!) behind your top table.

The seating plan was displayed on a wooden hoop decorated with ivy and red roses at this rustic barn wedding in Hampshire

Image courtesy of White Studio Photography

Maps make the perfect seating plans for couples who love to travel. Name each table after one of your favourite destinations and then add seating assignments to a large map that can be displayed outside the main barn. Add postcards or photos from each destination to your tables as part of the table decorations.

The wedding couple chose a map of the world labelled with the places they had travelled to as their table plan at Clock Barn

Image courtesy of Studio Rouge

The traditional large printed table plan is still a good idea and these are really easy for your guests to read and understand. You can make your own, or have it printed for your by your stationer, and these plans can work with any colour scheme or wedding theme. If you have a lot of guests, consider having two table plans on display to speed things up as guests come in for dinner.

Creative Wedding Ideas For Quirky Table Plans

Over the last few years, we’ve seen so many fantastic table plans here at Clock Barn. It seems that lots of our couples love to get really creative when it comes to their wedding details and your table plan is the perfect place to show your creativity. These are just some of the wedding ideas that we love:

Find a way of linking your table plan to your jobs or your hobbies. If you’re scientists, this test tube display would definitely make guests smile. Cyclists, why not use a bike or an old wheel as the basis for your plan? Or if you love music, old vinyl records or album covers make great table plans too.

This unusual wedding seating plan was made from labelled test tubes displayed on a wooden frame at this Clock Barn wedding

Image courtesy of Lydia Stamps Photography

These floral seating plans are perfect for a rustic barn wedding at Clock Barn in Hampshire

Images courtesy of Sarah Elliott Photography and Lydia Stamps Photography

Ladders and bookshelves are really popular and these are perfect for rustic or vintage-inspired weddings. Decorate your props with flowers, foliage or fairylights and add seating assignments in frames or peg them onto strings. You can also create a similar look with wooden pallets and use more pallets to make wedding signage and decorations.

Set up a seating plan display on table with gin or wine bottles. Add flowers to the bottles and hang seating assignments round the necks. You could name each table after a gin brand or variety of wine too.

This couple chose bottles of their favourite tipple to display their seating plan at Clock Barn in Hampshire

Images courtesy of Mr & Mrs W Photography and Sarah Jane Ethan Photography

Floral table plans are always gorgeous and you can create these with crates or flowers or flowerpots full of plants and herbs. Slot seating assignments into a holder and push these into the soil. These plans look great set up outside on the lawns so that everyone can see them during your drinks reception. Later, move the pots into the barn to become additional decorations.

Old mirrors or even windows are also perfect for table plans. Write seating assignments onto the glass and display the finished plan where everyone will see it. If you’re writing the plan yourself, print the seating assignments and then trace over them onto the glass so that the sizing, layout and font will be just right.

Framed mirrors are a simple but effective way of displaying your seating plans or be completely original and use an old glass panelled door at your Clock Barn wedding

Images courtesy of Christina Sarah Photography and Ryan Ray Photography

For more fantastic details for your wedding, take a look at these romantically rustic wedding ideas or, if you’d like to get creative for your big day, you’ll love our edit of inspirational DIY wedding ideas.