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Luxury venue styling for Weddings & Events​​

Your table plan will be one of the hardest things to complete when doing your wedding so we have decide to create some hints and tips, and also some requirements for how you present your plan to us to help you along the way. 
 
Layout
Traditionally the top table is laid out as such with the bride on the left.

More recently with separations between parents, there are more modern and flexible ways to layout your top table.
We always advise from a venue decoration point to have the bride and groom central and if you can to have the same number of guests either side of you both, or as even as the numbers will allow.
This is because the centrepieces and table swag sit in the middle and will highlight the centre of the table.
You can of course have your top table laid out any way you want or you may opt for a round table, if you need some advice please ask.
The remaining table plan needs to be presented to us ideally on email, see the format advice at the bottom. The tables just need to be a basic list.
The top person on the list will be facing the top table, and then we will work around the table as we work down the list.
If your venue has another system then we are happy to use this you just need to inform us when you supply your plan, or we will proceed as outlined above
Example:

Top table
  Ftaher of the Bride, Mother of the Bride ,  Bride, Groom, Mother of the Groom, Father of the Groom

Table 1
Nanny
Paul 
Julie
Alex 
Helen
Rob
Abi
Roger 
Ingrid

Table 2
John
Julie
Martin 
Emma
Andy
Shelley
George
Vicky
Kate

Table 3
Nanny
Grandad
Tom - KP (3yrs)
Gosia 
Jasper - HC
Kenny
Lynne
Joe 
Jill
Susan

Table 4
Steve
Rita
Dennis
Yvonne
Gary
Sylvia
Arnold
Lynne
JD  - KP Highchair
Sandra

Table 5
Kim 
Julie
Kevin
Mandy
Russ
Michelle
Paul 
Becky
Andy
Neil - KP (6yrs)  
 
An email will be sent with your draft layout for you to approve before we begin the work!
The Great Name debate and what you should highlight

Table Plans are seen after the wedding ceremony this means the Bride will be addressed by her new married surname if this is being adopted. 
We always advise that the Bride and Groom should be Bride and Groom on the table plan, it's the only day you will be referred to as the Bride and Groom so use it! 
The same goes for Mother of the Bride, Father of the Bride, this is more difficult if your parents are separated. Please make sure your name cards match your table plan so if you are using "Mother of the Bride" on the table plan also put "Mother of the Bride"  on the name card and not her name such as "Julie" as we will not know the Mother of the Bride is called Julie and this is confusing for everyone!

Should you include surnames? That is entirely up to yourself it does make the table plan more formal, but this may not be what you want and we have done table plans both with and without.

 Both venues and venue stylists will appreciate extra detail to your table plan to avoid head scratching on your big day whilst setting up. 
Glamourpuss also ask for some further information for particular hire products
The first is of course highchairs, this helps the venue position them in place instead of waiting for them to be asked for,  it also tells us where the children are if you have not ordered  chair covers for highchair spaces. 

Vegetarian, Vegan, no meal and allergies, again for the venue for ease during the meal.  
Kiddy packs, please mark the child intended for the pack and their age, as we make them age dependant and will know where to put them
 
Favours - If you are having different favours for men and women, please change each name to pink for women and blue for Men on your plan or mark L for lady and M for Men, you will be surprised how many names are unisex and whilst we sometimes can tell with the spelling Uncle Sam might end up with a handbag favour!

Table Numbers or Names
Table numbers are preferable for venues as they are practical and the venue know which way they serve round the room.
Table names can be useful so that the last table (ie table 8) don't think they are the last of the invitees to the wedding,if you are using table names then please supply a floor plan or highlight which table number they would have been, so that we make sure your nearest and dearest are close to the top table.
Also we would like you to confirm if you are having a name for your top table
or if if this is to remain as the top table

Formats
We accept drawn table plans, by post or in person and scanned table plans by email.
Ideally we would prefer an email with a word or Excel document list.
Please do not copy your table plan into the body of an email as it distorts when sending. 
If you are having menus and order of service please email across the information for these too.