Post # 1
I am trying to DIY butterfly wine glass place cards. I have one dilemma- I really don’t want to cut out butterflys for 120+ guests like a crazy martha stewart, so I bought the largest punch I could find after hours and hours of searching on the internet and it still seems that the punch is too small!
FYI: Sky blue and light yellow are my colors. I used dark blue construction paper here. It was the only thick paper I have off hand. I am planning on using nice cardstock. Also, I just wrote the name and table number by hand in cursive (It is a little messy, but I am obviously planning on printing guests names on microsoft word and printing it out on the cardstock).
What do you think, bees? Too big, too small, just right?
Post # 3
This is such a cute idea! I do honestly feel like it’s just a tad small, but not enough for me to desire you cutting them by hand.
Post # 4
@pengoala: Thanks! We are having 2 entree choices. I think the blue/yellow butterfly will indicate what entree they chose, so it will be a bit random. I think I will use white if it is a special plate (kids, vegetarian, etc.).
Now, I just have to figure out how to figure out who is eating exactly what…I feel like there is a simple solution to this…I wonder if that is something I call after their response cards are mailed back or if it can be indicated directly on the response card…hmm…
Anyways, I have plenty of time to figure it out…thanks for the opinion, but yeah if the majority say it is a tad small, I just might keep looking…where, I don’t quite know (I have literally looked everywhere- Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Amazon, Ebay, save-on-crafts.com, etc.)
Post # 5
Are those the wine glasses you will be using? It looks small to me which would make the butterfly even smaller.
There are lots of die cut butterflies available on Etsy. You would just have to do the little cuts to sit on the edge of the glass.
Post # 6
@Miss Heirloom: I’ve been through all of this! I color coded all of my place cards – even though we did duet plates, I still had people who just wanted steak, or just fish, or were vegetarians, or a child’s plate. I had red, orange, yellow, green, and blue place cards! The servers came up to us after the wedding and thanked us for that! 😛
As far as RSVPing with meal choices, I strongly recommend an online RSVP system – I used theknot.com which people don’t recommend as much, but find one that really works for you. What I liked about that is that the site kept a tally going of the different meals for everyone, as well as their best email contact information. I had everything in one place and had very little to do by hand!
Post # 7
@julies1949: Thank you! I might take advantage of this if I can find the colors I want…in the right measurement. And, no…those are just my own wine glasses. I have to talk to my reception location to see what their on-site catering provides. I have seen the reception location set up in prep for another wedding and their wine glasses were a similar size to my own though.
@pengoala: Good to know I am not the only one trying to do this…I have considered using an online rsvp…but I am afraid some of my older family members would not know how to use it/reply wrong. Was it super user-friendly? Plus, I think I am going to say “We have reserved ___ seats in your honor. ___ out of ___ will be attending.” So that way people know how many seats we have reserved for them. We are hoping to invite only certain members of certain families, but do so in a courteous way. Our venue is $120.00/head!
P.S. I am thinking the kid’s ones will just lay on the center of the plate or go on a water goblet instead…or something. Not trying to get kids drunk or anything…haha!
Post # 8
I think it’s a bit too small…it’s a cute idea though. Can you make it bigger?
Post # 9
@Miss Heirloom: It was pretty user friendly! Even our older guests figured it out, granted Darling Husband and I both don’t have grandparents around anymore. What about, paper RSVPs for the older folk and online for everyone else?
Post # 10
I think the butterfly looks great and is a wonderful idea for indicating the entree choice! 🙂
Post # 11
@Miss Heirloom: Hi…
Love the idea of teh butterfly….like what I saw but not sure what I think about the size so it is hard for me to give an opinion:)
In terms of figuring out what people want to eat if you havent sent your invites out have there be the choices of what you plan on offering on the bottom of the response card with a line that says OTHER if they need to have a Special meal like you mentioned.
That being said I wouldnt give too many choices for special meals or In My Humble Opinion you are going to drive yourself and maybe your caterer crazy 🙂
Thanks for letting me share! 🙂
KELLY D <>< 🙂
Post # 12
That is such an excellent idea! I think they are just the right size. It’d be cute to keep on the edge when not drinking, or to set on the side, and much bigger I think would just get in the way 🙂
Post # 13
so cute!! they look great
Post # 14
Bad, but great news! Turns out my reception site only provides champagne flutes on the table. (Water goblets and pitcher pour service are a bit more…will decide if we want them later…) Clear, acrylic cups are provided for alcoholic drinks/water/juices, etc. at the bar. Looks like this means I won’t have to worry after all (if anything, they might be too big now! ha), but thanks for the comments and suggestions everyone!