The fun part of planning your wedding must surely be making it all about the two of you. There are so many ways to put a personal ‘stamp’ on your special day so here are a few of the ideas I have seen used by couples when arranging their seating plan…

Many couples just can’t decide what would ‘work’ as a name theme for their tables, and often end up taking the easy option of numbering them. But I think there are lots of fun ways to really make it your own…

1. Names of places you have been together, that make special memories – Paris, Rome, London, New York… or town names like Nottingham, Cambridge – maybe they mean something to you. It could be a fun game for your guests to work out why they are special to you.
2. Favourite colours or shades of a colour – Lilac, Purple, Aubergine, Lavender, Orchid…
3. Precious gems – Diamond, Pearl, Ruby. This could also work to represent how many years you see together in the future, aim for Diamond, always!
4. Numbers, but not the traditional kind! I once saw a table lay out that used numbers relative to the couple getting married and the guests had to guess what they meant… How many days they had been together, how many days between ‘going out’ and getting engaged, how many days they would spend on honeymoon, how many times they watched their favourite film… there are lots of fun ways to get this list together too.
5. How about names of your favourite couples – they could be celebrities, or special members of your family like grandparents, great grandparents, couples in favourite films or plays…
6. Sweet treats! Name your tables after your favourite sweets. you could also incorporate this theme into your favours. Love Hearts, Dolly Mixtures, Licorice Bootlaces…
7. If you’re a bit of a nature lover how about favourite country walks you’ve done together… Tissington Trail, Aysgarth Falls.. or National Trust properties you like…
8. Planets in the solar system – I have done stationery going one step further incorporating constellation names!
9. Your favourite films – Dirty Dancing would be up there on our list as its one of the first films we watched together.
10. Think about things that are relevant to you – it could be quite random, Mr Fairy is an electrical engineer so we would probably now end up with soldering and fuseboxes which might sound a little strange…..
11. Cars you have owned together or between you over the years – Ford Escort, Citroen Bx, Picasso…..Im sure there are far more interesting we tend to play it safe here but sports cars would be great!
12. Favourite animals – think about what kind you like and if their pictures would look cute if used to really theme your stationery.
13. This may sound a little macabre but it can work for you if you want to remember lost loved ones, you could use their names for your tables. I have seen it done.
14. Pets! – Names of pets you may have owned or favourite family pets.
15. Glamour – If you are going for a glamorous theme how about styles of shoe – Stiletto, Platform, Kitten Heel…
16. Sci Fi themed wedding – naming your tables after characters in Star Trek, or favourite sci fi films. Its a great way to get your other half involved if they are struggling to get excited with the wedding plans.
17. Favourite film or book  – you could have characters from that.. what about Mr Darcy, Elizabeth Bennet, Georgiana Darcy…. or Bridget Jones and Daniel Cleaver!
18. Numbers, again.. but what about in a foreign language to add romance to the theme… Un, Deux, Trois
19. Bird watcher? No problem, think of your favourite birds, or best places to go bird spotting.
20. Favourite chocolates – now there’s a mouth watering theme with many favourites! My current favourite is And what a perfect ending to today’s list!