A chalkboard table plan is a great idea for relaxed, country weddings. The perfect choice for a marquee filled with trestle tables, flower filled jam jars and bunting.

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Enlist the help of a friend with pretty handwriting to write on the names of the guests in coloured chalk and since it isn't permanent, you can easily make last-minute changes to the seating plan.

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From £40 for an A2 board including chalk, 01302 860926; www.vintagelovestationery.co.uk