Butterfly themed table plan - etsy.com

Butterfly themed table plan – etsy.com

Spring heralds new life and new beginnings, and what better springtime icon is there than the beautiful butterfly? Graceful and delicate, the butterfly can be the foundation for a perfectly elegant theme to your wedding. We have come up with some ideas to get you started! For more ideas an inspiration, remember to look at our butterfly themed Pinterest board.

Seating plans and escort cards

Whatever your design of seating plan, it will lend itself to the addition of a collection of fluttering butterflies. A few delightful springtime butterfly seating plan examples that we have found include:

You could make your own butterflies using die cutters or butterfly stamps and paper coordinated with your colour scheme, or simply buy them ready made from somewhere such as a local craft shop, Amazon or Etsy.

Butterfly themed escort cards

Butterfly and botanical themed vintage escort or place cards – etsy.com

Butterfly table numbers

Butterfly table number cards – etsy.com

Table names and numbers

Butterfly table number

Butterfly table number – notonthehighstreet.com

A butterfly theme would lend itself to any table names and numbers that you already have in mind. If you would like to use butterfly themed table names, some ideas could include:

  • Names of British butterflies
  • Dragonflies, minibeasts or bug names
  • Symbolism of butterflies from different world cultures – from metamorphosis into a new life to a representation of love, the butterfly represents many different things throughout the world
  • The translation of ‘butterfly’ in world languages.

Table décor

This fluttering butterfly perched on a wine glass makes a lovely place card. A circular vase wrapped with butterflies on cord or ribbon makes a stunning centrepiece, and butterfly table confetti makes a great addition to your decorations.

Other ideas

Make, or buy, a selection of butterfly friendly flower seeds as a favour. Flowers that attract butterflies include Lavender, Aster, violets and hyacinth – bulbs and seeds can be packaged in an attractive box decorated with butterfly motifs so that your guests will remember your special day every time they see their flower garden at home.

For more ideas about incorporating your butterfly theme throughout your wedding reception, the short video below has some lovely ideas.

Love is like a butterfly: It goes where it pleases and it pleases wherever it goes. (Anon)

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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.