Je t’adore! – a Parisian style wedding reception declares ‘I love you’ with simple stylish elegance and romance. Here we look at some ideas that you can use to add a little Parisian style to your wedding seating plan, as well as an inspirational collection of photos and designs on our Pinterest board.
What springs to mind when you dream of Paris? The Eiffel Tower, the Champs Elysée, Notre Dame, the Louvre and the Moulin Rouge – a fantastic selection of famous iconic places that you can use as table names for your wedding seating plan.
Alternatively, if you can find a large picture or model of the Eiffel Tower, use it as a starting point for your seating plan. This pretty Eiffel Tower seating plan would be a great talking point among guests, and these ornate gothic picture frames would be perfect for creating your own seating plan in a frame.
Paris is split into 20 defined areas, called Arondissements. Louvre, Hotel-de-Ville, Elysee and Opera are four of the 20 names – perfect as table names for your reception. Along similar lines, the seating plan shown here uses a vintage map of Paris, with each table named after the couple’s favourite places in the city.
Table number cards
These fantastic themed table number cards show how you can use iconic images such as the Eiffel Tower, as well as ornate, rococo style decorations reminiscent of vintage Parisian style. This Fleur de lis table number card is simple and elegant.
Black and white, with a splash of gentle pink or deep Gothic red represent a classic Parisian colour scheme. Alternatively, look to the south of France to style a French garden wedding, with creams, light greens highlighted with a beautiful lavender hue – all reminiscent of warm sunshine, fragrant lavender fields and the beautiful simplicity of French style.
Why not incorporate a French café area into your wedding seating plan? Wrought iron café tables and chairs with mouth watering French patisserie nibbles, or a selection of wine, cheese and delicious French bread. This fresh white and light blue outdoor wedding seating area is cool and light.
French wedding seating tradition
Read about typical french wedding reception traditions, including information about the plan de table de mariage (wedding seating plan) in our blog.