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How your guests find their seating can be a fun way to incorporate creative flare into your wedding by personalizing your place cards and seating charts. Conventional paper tee pee cards can be cute, but why not make things more fun? Here are 4 different ways to spice up your seating arrangements and get your guests saying “wow!” The key is to make it fun AND easy for your guests to find their seats.

Succulents have been extremely popular lately. The intricate designs of the actual plant and their taupe greens can add a sophisticated pop of color to a wedding any time of year!  Stick these little plants into mini ceramic pots, metal planters or glass votives. As far as the actual seating cards simply pop in a little paper flag! Plus, this can double as a gift for your lovely guests!

Clementines, lemons, limes and pears can actually work fantastically to stick a place card in. All you have to do is get your fruit and slice a small slit to pop in your place card! If you are using this technique you should laminate your cards because they will soak up the juice from the fruit. You can also poke your seating tags into the fruit as well. Want the seating cards to look like the leaf of the fruit? Use green paper and cut each card in the shape of a leaf. Pop a pin through the card to the stem of the fruit! What an adorable pop of spring or summer color!

This idea is totally affordable and perfect for a beach or garden wedding. Collect rocks of different shapes, sizes and colors and write your guests names on them. It’s as easy as that! You can play with different types and colors of ink as well as which type of layout you decide to put the rocks in.

Looking for a more cohesive and elegant approach to a seating chart? Try framing an actual chart with table numbers and guest’s names. This can turn into a fun DIY that you might actually be able to use even after your wedding. You could try a large mirror or a canvas-backed frame. To add a country touch, remove the backing of the frame and add chicken wire and clip the guest’s seating cards to it!

Get creative with your seating and make a lasting impression!