A wedding seating chart is usually simple and organized and it’s very easy for your guests to figure out where they are sitting with minimal searching to find their name. Creating a wedding seating chart can seem overwhelming at first, but we can help you make that stunning seating plan be a breeze! Learn how to make a seating chart like a pro.
When it comes to reception decor ideas, your wedding seating chart might be the most practical item but that doesn’t mean you can’t get creative with it! After you’ve decided on the seating arrangement, you need a substantial and easy-to-read display that your guests can see the moment they walk into the reception space. (If you need help, we provide excellent diy mirror table seating plans and charts.) This is one sign everyone is guaranteed to look at, so it’s important that it fits seamlessly with your theme and color palette. Whether your look will be elegant, bohemian, DIY, or rustic, we’ve got a wedding seating chart to fit every style.
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Our wedding glass and mirror table plans, signs and menus are perfect for your wedding reception. These have been around for a while, but are starting to have a resurgence in popularity – no wonder, they’re pretty cool and very easy to do. From salvaging old windows or picture frames, to using an antique mirror or decorating your own, writing on glass has taken over from blackboards as the new way to add a little rustic chic to your wedding reception. There are lots of ways to adopt this trend depending on the style of your wedding (rustic, vintage, old school glamour), your budget and the time you have for wedding DIY. So if you’re looking for a way to add a personal touch – watch the video above for a few ideas for your wedding mirror table plan that might work for you…
Mirror, Mirror, What’s For Dinner?
Using a mirror for your menus is another unique option to display your wedding menu and adds that touch of Parisian Restaurant chic. All you have to do is find a gorgeous mirror, maybe one from home, a flea market find or IKEA have a great selection at the moment.
The Love Storey font book is one of the most important tools which will help you determine the style and design of your mirror table plan.
Most of the mirror table plan fonts which I design with are contemporary wedding calligraphy and script typefaces.
Each table plan designed and made by Love Storey takes into consideration the size of the mirror that you sourced, making each table plan absolutely unique. The best of all – the design service is included in the cost. To view the prices please visit the mirror table plan product listing.
Please note most of these fonts are suitable for the headings of the table plan. That includes the bride and groom names plus table titles. The best practice is to display the guest names in well-readable serif or all caps fonts.
Before you order a mirror table plan, a welcome sign or a different type of mirror/glass sign, it is best to email me your mirror measurements first. Prices may vary slightly if your mirror is large or extra large.
If you haven’t looked through our blog yet and you were wondering how to apply these vinyl transfers, please view our complete 10 steps video tutorial.
Below is the list with the most commonly used fonts. If for whatever reason you wish your mirror table plan to match your order wedding stationery, and the font which you want is not included in our list, please contact me to request an exact match.
With our peel n’ stick vinyl decals, you can adopt the trend for using mirrors and glass and DIY a simple, elegant and clean seating chart table plan. If you have already purchased out vinyl decals, this post will help you apply them easy and with great quality. Watch the video and FOLLOW ALL 10 STEPS to make your mirror table plan successfully.
Step 1 – Unpack and lay out
Unpack your vinyl sheets. Print the digital proof which we have signed off and use as a guideline to it all lay out. It is best to do it first on the mirror itself.
Step 2 – Prepare the tools
You MUST use a squeegee. It is important to press the letters really well with a hard flat rubber surface. This will make all the difference in removing the vinyl from the transfer tape and applying on the mirror with ease. The other two tools which will be good to have are a weeding tweezer (or just any regular pointy tweezer) and a cloth for glass.
Step 3 – Press really reeeeally well!
Press the vinyl sheets really well! Depending on your individual order, you might get a few tables one one sheet on each table on a separate sheet. First, press the back of the vinyl sheet for approximately 30-40 seconds FOR EACH TABLE and then the front where the transfer tape is for further 30-40 seconds. Remember to press all sides evenly and hard.
If your design is more complexed and is consist of more than 10 tables, you might find it easier to temporarily keep the vinyl sheets on the mirror BEFORE the transfer tape is removed. You can use small strips of sellotape to keep the vinyls in place. Then, you can execute Step No 3 on the mirror itself.
Step 4 – Remove the transfer tape
Even though you’ve press the vinyls well with the squeegee, you might get a few letters stuck on the sheet. If that happens, roll the transfer tape slightly just to cover that letter and press until the letter doesn’t detach from the sheet. Best results are achieved if you keep a 45 degree angle between the vinyl sheet and the transfer tape (unlike me on that picture).
Step 5 – Weed the vinyl
You might get a few bits of paper stuck to the sticky side of the vinyl like on the below picture. This happens if the blade cuts slightly deeper than the rest of the vinyl media. It is rear, but you may need to remove a few of the paper bits with a pointy tweezer.
Step 6 – Stick on the mirror
If you haven’t already secured the vinyl sheets on the mirror with tape (to know its exact position), now its time to get really precise with placing the vinyl lettering and transfer tape on the mirror. Keep a steady hand. Hold the transfer tape in the top corners and place gently on the mirror.
Step 7 – Press and press and press with the squeegee
The transfer tape is on the mirror. Well done. You can relax for a minute. This is your most important, yet most relaxing step. Press the vinyl lettering through the transfer tape with a squeegee A LOT. Before I made the video where I am pressing the two tables for approximately 40 seconds, I did another minute off camera. You really have to take your time with this and almost press every letter individually, especially the letter “i”, because of the dot.
Step 8 – Remove the transfer tape at 45 degree angle
If you have done Step 7 correctly as described above, removing the transfer tape should be a very satisfying and pleasurable experience. Remove the transfer tape at approximately 45 degree angle and only the vinyl lettering will stay on the mirror.
You may get a few letters that stay stuck on the transfer tape, same as when you were removing them from the vinyl sheet in Step No 4. Similarly, you can roll the transfer tape back on the mirror, press it with your squeegee and peel off.
Step 9 – The “Just in case” sheet
Every customer will receive a “Just in case” sheet with vinyl letters and dots of the letter ‘i’ the same font size. In the unlikely event of a few letters not being able to stick on the mirror, you can get them directly from the “Just in case” sheet with pointy tweezers and place them on the mirror separately.
Step 10 – Clean
To finish the table plan, use a dry clean glass cloth. Don’t worry to go over the letters with the cloth. They will not come off, so even if there is finger marks between the lines and the names, you can wipe and polish off.
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We always ask our customers to share pictures of their wedding table plans which we have provided. Here are some for you to enjoy.
Hi everyone and thank you so much for checking out ‘Colour Me Pretty’ blog post.
‘Colour Me Pretty’ is a series of wedding inspiration boards with thoughtfully curated content and ideas from weddings published in some of the greatest style magazines. Here, I will be showing the weddings that inspire me, that will hopefully inspire you, and that in my opinion have struck the balance between modern design, timeless looks and colours that compliment each other.
Our first wedding colour collection is soft pink, blush, fuschia and navy. It is no coincidence that I start with this collection. I used these very resources to help myself select the color scheme for our Blooming Peonies house collection, which you can now explore here.
Concept and Design
I started to brainstorm with the fact that I love peonies. They are fabulous and feminine wedding flowers and even though their peak season is in the summer you can find them in floral boutiques all year round.
In bloom, peonies consist of layer upon layer of petals that makes them look like a cloud fallen from Heaven in the form of flower. So I found a lot of wedding invitations and stationery designed in either vintage style or finished with a glitter element (which is lovely by the way), but I wanted to innovate and create something that is modern and totally unique.
Marry Feminine with Masculine
White, pale pink, fuschia and navy were just made to go hand in hand. The combination of these colors is great for the way it balances the feminine and masculine side of the wedding. I fell in love with the idea of including navy, so I added subtle navy ornament in the design of the wedding day stationery that completes the suite.
This is a fabulous color scheme for couples who want to create fresh wedding style and make a statement. Judging by the inspiration boards on Pinterest and the most popular wedding style websites, this colour scheme was used virtually by a handful of weddings – making it a superb opportunity to make your wedding truly outstanding with just the right amount of modern twist.