Vintage rustic style floral printable seating plan -

Vintage rustic style floral printable seating plan –

With strong links to shabby chic and rustic themes, a vintage themed wedding seating plan highlights the fashionable trends of times gone by. You can decide – a modern wedding with a vintage twist, or an all out vintage extravaganza! Whichever you choose, we have found a great selection of vintage seating plan ideas to inspire you.

Seating plans and Escort cards

Pretty in pink, the seating plan shown here has hints of the fifties, with polka dots and peonies, giving it a pretty vintage feel.

If you love the floral vintage look, why not have a go at making your own paper flowers. These could be used to add an embellishment to your seating plan or escort card, and as floral centrepieces for your tables.
Wire birdcage designs complement a vintage theme perfectly – below is a lovely example of a wire birdcage mount, with simple brown card and black and white photograph setting the tone perfectly.

To include this theme throughout your reception décor, use a small birdcage as a centrepiece for your tables, or as a table number holder.

If you like the idea of a bit of DIY craft touches, make your own aged paper. Dip paper into cold tea, leave to dry and carefully singe the edges with a flame. If you do this to some modern plain card you have an instant set of vintage escort cards. Add extra touches using calligraphy fonts and vintage brooches or flowers. If you use postcards, you could buy a selection of vintage stamps to add to them, creating a lovely set of vintage postcard escort cards.

Vintage birdcage seating plan -

Vintage birdcage seating plan –

Vintage postcard table numbers -

Vintage postcard table numbers –

Table names and numbers

Using the vintage postcard idea discussed above, these table numbers are perfect for your vintage table theme. These would equally suit a rustic, shabby chic or world map themed seating plan.

Vintage inspired table names could be:

  • Models of vintage cars or motorbikes
  • Famous people from your chosen era
  • Black and white film stars
  • Different historical eras, i.e. Victorian, Georgian or Edwardian. Who would be seated at the Stone Age table?

Table décor

  • Scour your local antique or second hand shops for vintage vases, bowls and crockery to use as flower arrangement centrepieces.
  • Plant some small plants in some vintage teacups. Herbs, cactus or seasonal flowers like primroses and pansies would work brilliantly.
  • Use vintage lace as a table runner and place mats.

Other ideas

  • Learn calligraphy to give your wedding stationery an elegant vintage look.
  • Set your photo booth up with vintage props such as top hats and parasols, and print your reception photos in monochrome.
  • Don’t forget our vintage theme Pinterest board, with lots more wedding seating plans, escort card and table décor ideas.
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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.