Dear friends, this week I have compiled for you a list of 10 amazing ideas for a Greenery-themed Tableau Mariage. I tried to combine two of the hottest themes for the fashion-conscious bride in 2017: a great-looking Tableau Mariage and the Pantone Colour of the year: Greenery.
I have already told you about this amazing colour and how to work it into the colour scheme for your wedding, from invitations to wedding favours (Read also: Wedding Greenery). Today, I will focus on one specific item that your wedding checklist must contain, and that allows you to be wildly creative.
When designing a Tableau Mariage (Read also: Tableau Mariage), it is easy to get lost in a jungle of expensive and impractical options, and to forget that this element of your wedding must serve a specific purpose. A tableau mariage must help your guests find their tables and, while striving for originality, you should never forget that this is first and foremost a seating chart. The clearer and simpler it is, the more effective. You should also think carefully about the correct positioning of your tableau mariage, which should be clearly visible, and about its design, which should match the overall style of your reception.
If you have chosen a Greenery-themed wedding, your decoration will probably feature a lot of leafy elements and your tableau mariage should be planned along the same lines.
The decoration surrounding your tableau mariage should stress the greenery theme, with plenty of natural elements such as branches, plants and leaves, with the odd extra detail to bring out your personal touch.
Here are 10 ideas for your greenery-themed tableau mariage.
Greenery-themed Tableau Mariage
Let’s start with a classic: LEAVES. This solution might look simple to the point of being obvious, but I can assure you it produces stunning visual results. All you need is a golden sharpie, to write the names and assigned table of each guest on individual leaves. This is a quick and simple way of making your seating plan appealing, unique and Greenery-themed.
No escort-cards (or leaves) in our second example. This is a CLASSICAL, simple and elegant tableau mariage. To implement the greenery theme, you can literally take a leaf (or several) out of the table centrepieces and add a few flowers to echo the composition of your bouquet.
If you are looking for a visually impressive but low-cost idea, try using simple WOODEN CLOTHESPINS to fix little green twigs and leaves to simple, light escort cards. Sometimes all you need is a simple idea and this is it: essential and versatile, perfect for any kind of reception.
Another creative way of displaying your escort cards is to use SMALL TRANSPARENT BOXES, each containing green, leafy twig and a card with your guest’s name and their assigned table. Tiny boxes are one of the main wedding planning trends for 2017: you will see them also as ring holders and table decorations.
Our fifth example is a perfect fit for a greenery-themed wedding. Create a SMALL GARDEN within your wedding venue, with all manners of aromatic plants and vegetables, each complimented by a small sign, of the kind that would normally bear the name of the corresponding specimen. In this case, however, each sign will contain the name and assigned table for each guest. This is a particularly creative solution, that implements the greenery theme not, strictly speaking, with the tableau mariage itself, but with the whole context surrounding it.
The sixth solution is probably my favourite: I like both the imaginative streak and the visual impact in this one. Why not use LIGHTBULBS! You may be wondering what lightbulbs have to do with a greenery-themed wedding and the answer is, of course, nothing at all. However, since lightbulbs are transparent, they can be set against a leafy background and make it stand out in an elegant and modern way.
The context or background against which your tableau mariage is going to be set is paramount. Here’s another original idea: find an OLD CHEST OF DRAWERS and turn it into your greenery tableau mariage. Fill the drawers with moss or other green, natural elements and set your escort cards inside each drawer: the visual effect is going to be amazing.
If you are holding your reception in a garden, you could make use of actual TREES for your tableau mariage. Use leaves as cards (as illustrated in the first example) and hang them from the branches with coloured ribbons for a surprising effect.
If you are going for a shabby chic or country vibe, I suggest you put a WOODEN BIRDHOUSE on each table, containing cards decorated with sprigs of rosemary or other aromatic plants.
Finally, here’s a beautiful, simple and elegant idea: simply lay your escort cards on your catering’s cutlery (which you have carefully chosen to match the style of your wedding) and decorate the whole table with green leaves.
Have you considered other options for a greenery-themed tableau mariage? Let us know!