I’ve had a busy week this week, getting ready for my friends wedding on Saturday. As well as shopping for outfits, shoes, bags, suits etc for all the family I’ve also been asked to make a few things for the wedding reception.
One of the items Lynsey asked me to make was a wedding table plan, so that the guests can see where they are seated for the afternoon tea we are being served.
To keep to the colour scheme of the wedding, which is cream, grey and duck egg blue, i chose to make a simple framed board, using treasury tags for the different table names. Here’s how to make one similar.
Starting with a cork framed memo board, i pained the cork with a grey emulsion paint. It needed three coats of paint, as the cork is very absorbent so if you only have a small sample tin of paint, use a couple of white coats of paint first.
I then measured out where I wanted the treasury tags to hang and stapled lace binding across the board. The staples can be hidden by decorative pins later but it just makes the binding more secure.
I printed the table names and the guests names using American Typewriter font onto cream paper and then glued these onto cream coloured treasury tags. After removing the string which was originally attached to the treasury tag, I replaced it with grey and cream ribbon.
Finally I attached the ribbon with duck egg buttons and a pearl dress makers pin through the cork board and here you have it! Hope the bride likes it, she’s coming to collect it later!
Variation on a theme
This table plan works well for a slightly different look
I was initially going to use wallpaper for my background, but it wouldn’t stick to the cork board, so beware of this.
This is another interesting idea if you have good handwriting.
I love this idea for a spring wedding table plan.
The hessian on this table plan is a nice textural contrast to the decorative paper