Wedding Seating Plan Price Guide

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Pricing Seating Plans is quite difficult for many reasons.

The choice of materials has little impact upon the price, unless the work is completed on vellum.

The quantity and detail of the artwork is the most significant factor in determining the overall cost. I Cost text by the word, borders by the square cm and decorative elements by the hour. I use the calculated total price to estimate the total project time based on my hourly rate.
To help you decide which elements to include, the information below gives a guide to the cost of different elements of the seating plan.

The best way, of course, is to get in touch with me to discuss what you would like. I also offer hourly rate discounts, depending on the total time of the project. I also offer discounts on other services such as place cards, menus and invitations, which are ordered with the seating plan.

Script Elements

Script elements include the title, table names or numbers and of course, the guest names. Although the script takes the least time when creating the plan (unless of course, it is a script only plan) it drives the layout of the plan. The more guests there are, the more complex the seating plan and therefore the longer it takes to figure out the spacing,

For example, if you have 85 guests coming to the wedding. You want a Script Seating Plan with no decoration but a gilded title which reads 'The Wedding Breakfast of John Smith and Jane Brown'. Bride and Groom written in Gold Leaf and the guest names in black ink the cost would be calculated like this:

Layout Charge
Title
Guest Names

Total Est Cost

£55
£13.50 (9 Words at £1.50 in Gold Leaf)
£102 (85 Guests 2 Words/Guest)

£170.50

Guest Names

From 50p/word
  • Black and coloured Inks - 50p/Word
  • Gouache Paint - 60p/Word
  • Metallic Inks - 85p/Word
  • Metallic Leaf - £1.25/Word

Titles

From 60p/Word
  • Black and coloured Inks - 60p/Word
  • Gouache Paint - 75p/Word
  • Metallic Inks - 95p/word
  • Metallic Leaf - £1.50/Word

Layout Charge

From £30/50 Names
  • 50-100 Names £55
  • 100-150 Names £80
  • 150-200 Names £100
  • 200+ Names £115

Border Elements

Border elements include the outer border and any borders used within the seating plan, e.g borders for individual tables. I categorise borders into 6 general types example of which are below: Line Borders, Stylised Floral Borders, Gothic Borders, Floral Borders, Celtic Borders and Illustrated Themed Borders . If your border doesn't fit into these categories then please get in touch to discuss the pricing.

3 Line Border, Gold Leaf and Red and Blue Gouache
3 Line Border, Gold Leaf and Red and Blue Gouache
Stylized Floral Border in Gouache
Stylized Floral Border in Gouache
Gothic Border in Silver Leaf and Gouache
Gothic Border in Silver Leaf and Gouache
Fine Art Floral Border
Fine Art Floral Border
Gold Leaf and Gouache Celtic Border
Gold Leaf and Gouache Celtic Border
Illustrated Themed Border
Illustrated Themed Border

Line Borders

From £20/metre
  • Line borders costed per line
  • Gouache Paint - £20/metre
  • Metallic Inks - £25/metre
  • Metallic Leaf - £30/metre

Stylised Floral Borders

From 50p/cm square
  • Costed by area by square cm
  • Gouache Paint - 50p/cm square
  • Metallic Inks & Gouache Paints -70p/cm square
  • Metallic Leaf & Gouache paints- 90p/cm square

Gothic Borders

From 80p/cm square
  • Costed by area by square cm
  • Gouache Paint - 80p/cm square
  • Metallic Inks & Gouache Paints - £1.10/cm square
  • Metallic Leaf & Gouache Paints - £1.40/cm square

Fine Art Floral Borders

£1.00/cm square
  • Costed by area by square cm
  • Gouache Paint - £1.00/cm square
  • Metallic Inks & Gouache Paints - N/A
  • Metallic Leaf & Gouache Paints - N/A

Celtic Borders

From£1.20/cm square
  • Costed by area by square cm
  • Gouache Paint - £1.20/cm square
  • Metallic Inks & Gouache Paints -£1.50/cm square
  • Metallic Leaf & Gouache paints- £1.80/cm square

Illustrated Themed Borders

Prices On Application
  • Costed by area by square cm
  • Gouache Paint - POA
  • Metallic Inks & Gouache Paints - POA
  • Metallic Leaf & Gouache Paints - POA

Border Element Example Calculations

Seating plan with a stylized floral border

Example 1: Stylised Floral Border in Gouache

Example 1 Calculation

Bottom & Side Borders - Stylised Floral Border in Gouache

Bottom Border 66cm x 2cm Area 132 square cm
Side Borders 2 x 28cm x 2cm Area 112 square cm
Total Area 244 square cm @ 50p/cm square
Price £122.00

Top Table Border - Stylised Floral Border in Gouache and Gold Leaf
Top Table Border 30cm x 2cm Area 60 square cm
Total Area 60 square cm @ 90p/cm square
Price £54

Total Border Price £176

Celtic Example 6

Example 2: Celtic Border in Gold Leaf and Gouache

Example 2 Calculation

Outer Borders - Celtic Border in Gold Leaf and Gouache

Top Borders 2 x 20cm x 2.5cm Area 100 square cm
Side Borders 2 x 30cm x 2.5cm Area 150 square cm
Bottom Border 50cm x 2.5cm Area 125 square cm
Total Area 375 square cm @ £1.80p/cm square
Price £675

Table Borders - Line Border in Gold Leaf
Top Table Border 50cm
Guest Table Borders 9 x 8cm = 72cm
Total Border Length 122cm @ £30/metre
Price £36.60

Total Border Price £711.60