Table Plans are a popular addition to any wedding reception. It is a good idea to showcase your plan at the front of the wedding reception to ensure that your friends and family know where they are needed to sit. The wedding couple looking to wow their guests might invest in a unique table plan which will provide a focal point to set the tone of elegance and beauty to reflect your special day. We would also recommend having place cards about the tables; to avoid any misconceptions which may arise when guests find their seats.
Table plans look fantastic when printed upon premium quality 300 gsm card. This is most effective when done so in either white or cream and then mounted in a bespoke frame for a striking effect. There are a range of printing techniques for place cards and table plans but in our opinion, they are best done when printed digitally in a simple font. Another choice which is becoming increasingly popular is to have the place cards and table plan written and produced by a skilled calligrapher – this is a popular form of wedding stationery and can also be used on the wedding invitations.
Regarding size, it is recommended that table plans for up to 50 guests are A2 (42 x 59cm), and table plans with more than 50 guests are A1 (59 x 84cm).
You won’t be able to complete your wedding seating arrangements until you have finished your final guest list. In accordance to when you distribute your invites – you will probably expect not to receive the final numbers until around 12 weeks prior to the wedding. Keep in mind that some venues and caterers require a plan 1-2 weeks in advance before the big day – therefore it is an important part of your preparations to put in your wedding planning diary. It is too vital to leave it too late to arrange your final table plan as it can take 2- 3 weeks for printing and framing. Allowing for adequate time is also essential to allow the proofs to be finalised.
Obviously, a lot of time and effort is needed when drawing up the table plan as it can be a tricky task to try and work out whom to sit with whom. It is found that a large amount of time is taken up with rendering changes to a plan, as some guests may have to cancel and others are added to the list of those able to attend. Our in-house calligrapher is very talented and will be only too happy to give professional advice about illustrations and designs. The place cards serve as a keepsake of your special day and normally most of your guests have a huge rush of excitement as they see their name printed on a personalised hand-crafted place card. They make sure to add a special and memorable touch to your wedding day.
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