We can do it both, but personally we would go for handwritten. The simple reason is that seating plans often change at the last minute and it’s much easier to change a handwritten table plan, especially if it’s done on individual pieces of card or perspex.
As much as we’d love to have a whole table plan written in calligraphy, the simple face remains that, when done too small, calligraphy can be difficult to read (especially for people with poor eye sight). Therefore, we’d always recommend regular font for individual names, with touches of calligraphy on the rest of the plan
Table plan or escort cards?
The choice is completely yours. Table plans display where your guests are sitting, whereas escort cards are individual cards with your guests name and table displayed, which they then take with them to the table. Of course, you may also want to use place cards if you want your guests to sit at a specific seat at the table.
How much do table plans cost?
This depends completely on how many guests you have, how much is handwritten and the materials involved. A rough guide though, is £1 per name but please contact me with your specific requirements for a more accurate quote.