DIY wedding seating plan

Make sure your seating arrangements go without a hiccup on the big day with this stylish wedding table plan.

DIY wedding seating plan

Bring the homemade touch to your wedding with this delightful DIY wedding seating plan! We’ve used hessian as the backing for our DIY wedding seating plan, but you can switch up the fabric to suit your wedding decor.

Here are designer Sue Hughes’ top tips for how to create your own DIY wedding seating plan for the big day:

  • Layer at least three pieces of card together to create a sturdy base for the seating planner board.
  • You can easily change the colour scheme to match your wedding theme – alter the shade of card, patterned papers and embellishments to harmonise with your wedding colours.
  • For a stylish look match the printed font colours with your patterned paper and card. To achieve a gold font, change the RGB custom colours to Red 218, Green 165 and Blue 32.
  • White acrylic glue works well when attaching the ribbon frame to the hessian. It will dry clear and ensure a strong bond to hang your tags from.

If you like this article, how to make a DIY wedding seating plan, why not check out some of our wedding crafts – like these DIY wedding table decorations, or browse our comprehensive list of DIY wedding craft ideas, or how about getting your glue gun and making this realistic paper rose? If you’re in a crafty mood, why not check out the best glue gun and best die-cutting machine. Thinking about buying a craft printer? Check out our review of the best printer for card making.

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DIY wedding seating plan

How to make a DIY wedding seating plan

You will need

  • Patterned paper
  • Creative Expressions Shadow Box Accessory Collection Mr & Mrs die set (optional)
  • Finishing Touches Collection Perfect Peony Complete Petals die set (optional)
  • Cosmic Shimmer acrylic glue
  • White A3 card
  • Hessian
  • Ribbon
  • Coloured card
  • Wooden pegs
  • Wooden hearts
  • Adhesive pearls
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Step 1

Layer three sheets of A3 card together. Cover the layered card with a 500 x 360mm piece of hessian and secure on the reverse using double-sided tape, as shown.

DIY wedding seating plan - step 1

Step 2

Cut three 400mm lengths of ribbon. Attach one strip of ribbon horizontally at 110mm from the top edge. Attach the second strip at 210mm and the third strip at 320mm.

DIY wedding seating plan - step 2

Step 3

Add strips of ribbon to the top, bottom and either side of the base and secure on the reverse. Trim 10mm from each edge of an A3 piece of card and attach to the reverse.

DIY wedding seating plan - step 3

Step 4

Print and trim the table numbers and the list of names. Cut out some tags onto patterned paper – do this by cutting rectangles, then snipping the top corners off at an angle. Attach a list onto the tag. Repeat eight times.

DIY wedding seating plan - step 4

Step 5

Print ‘Top Table’ and names in a row onto some card and cut to measure 25 x 190mm. Layer onto patterned paper. Cut some hearts from blue card, and attach them to each of the tags.

DIY wedding seating plan - step 5

Step 6

Cut some flowers from pink card, add a pearl in the centre and attach to a small peg. Attach the tags to the ribbon using the pegs. Secure the tag to the base with a foam pad.

DIY wedding seating plan - step 6

Step 7

Attach the ‘Top Table’ panel near the top of the board. Cut ‘Mr & Mrs’ from pink and blue card (we used dies for this, but you could draw it out for an extra homemade touch). Layer the die cuts together and attach near the top of the board, as shown.

DIY wedding seating plan - step 7

Step 8

Cut two flowers from pink and blue card. Layer them together and add a pearl in the centre of each. Layer onto wooden hearts then attach this to the top corners of the base, to finish.

DIY wedding seating plan - step 8
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DIY wedding seating plan

We hope you have enjoyed this tutorial on how to make a wedding seating plan. If you’re looking for more DIY wedding inspiration, check out this beautiful bridal hair vine, or why not make the most of your empty wine bottles with these stunning (and super easy) wine bottle lights. Or how about celebrating the happy couple with these homemade wedding cards.