Write guests' names on zinc labels with white chalk. Loop a single strand of raffia through a label and wrap around a napkin. Use extra lengths of raffia to create a decorative knot.

Photograph by Nato Welton, styling by Polly Atkinson

Label, £16 for six, Cox & Cox. Raffia, £6.38 for 150cm, The Bag N Box Man. Napkin, £5.75, John Lewis.

As seen in the July/August 2009 issue of Brides.