'Find the key to your seat' sign

‘Find the key to your seat’ chalkboard sign (printable PDF) – etsy.com

Love is the key to an amazing wedding seating plan! From vintage to woodland weddings, a seating plan designed around the humble key will be the talking point of the evening!

Seating plans and escort cards

Imaginative ways to incorporate keys into your seating plan or escort card display could include:

  • Use heart themed keys and luggage tags to create escort cards that also double up as a unique skeleton key favour for your guests.
  • For a shabby chic touch, mount your keys in a distressed white wooden frame.
  • To add your keys to a rustic theme, find an old wooden door – the older the better – and create a seating plan by hanging your keys from small nails in the door.
  • Choose a selection of totally mismatched keys to create a unique and quirky display;
  • Alternatively, choose colour coordinated ribbon to tie your matching keys to hand crafted luggage tags.
  • Whatever seating plan or escort card display that you decide on, include a sign inviting guests to ‘Find the key to your seat’.
  • For an offbeat, quirky theme for your reception, consider a humorous ‘prison break’ theme with a 50’s gangster vibe. The perfect theme for your key accessories!

Vintage key tags

Vintage keys with tags for escort cards or place cards – etsy.com

Vintage key place card holder

Vintage key place card holder – confetti.co.uk

Table names and numbers

  • Use card with an elegant key monogram to print your table numbers;
  • Keys are integral to a fantastic Alice in Wonderland theme – name your tables after characters in the famous story;
  • Add a skeleton key to your table number sign;
  • If you are having floral centrepieces in vases, write your table name or number on a luggage tag and attach it to your choice of key. Tie this around your floral centrepiece’s vase.

Table décor

Key to my heart

‘The key to my heart’ vintage key – etsy.com

  • Use key place card holders for guest name cards;
  • Wrap glass jam jars or vases in hessian, and use twine to tie an antique key onto the vase. Place your choice of flowers in the vase for a budget friendly rustic centrepiece;
  • Tie your napkins with ribbon and top with a pretty vintage key.

Other ideas

  • Invite guests to write their thoughts on ‘the key to a happy marriage’ in your guest book;
  • Keys will enhance many other wedding themes, such as rustic, woodland, shabby chic and homespun, to name but a few.
  • Remember to check our key themed Pinterest board for a wide variety of ideas for your key themed wedding seating plan.
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A little bit about Adam, founder of TopTablePlanner...

Adam has been working in the wedding industry since 2006. After discovering that arranging the seating is one of the hardest parts of planning a wedding, he launched TopTablePlanner in 2007. See his Google+ profile.