Post # 1
I am going to create my own placecards, rather place poker chips so to speak. I am buying 2" wooden discs that I will paint red and white and mark like poker chips. They will serve as place cards as they will have everyone’s names on them in black ink along with the table name that they will be sitting at (named after vegas casinos)….anyone else make their own place markers in a creative way? How did your guests respond? Is it overboard to go off the paper path?
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill
I think that’s an awesome idea! It’s something that your guests are likely to keep, as opposed to leaving them on the tables, in which case they’ll ultimately be trashed. (I know I’d keep mine if I were a guest!) ;o)
I’m not using placecards, but will be DIYing seating cards. FI and I are big on family history, so we’re treating our wedding as a merging of our family trees. We’ve already built a manzanita tree from which our leaf-shaped seating cards will hang. (I’ll cut them out with my Cricut.) I’ll probably use two leaves per card, one with the guest’s name and the other with the table name (all taken from last names in our family trees). I thought about doing double-sided single leaves, but figured it would make it more difficult for guests to find their names.
Anyway, you should definitely post photos of your poker chips!
Post # 4
I really like that idea. I cannot wait to see your samples.
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
Cute idea! Are you having a game/casino/gambling theme to your wedding?
Post # 6
I did DIY escort cards – I made them with starfish, ribbon and a card with their name in calligraphy (I didn’t do the calligraphy myself though, did that through Pen & Ink Calligraphy on Etsy). Guests really liked them – a lot of guys actually put the starfish partially in their pocket and made it a boutteinere of sorts! http://www.projectwedding.com/photo/list/kitty25kat25?photo_to_show=789664&thumbs_page=16
For placecards, instead of doing a traditional placecard, I did a bellyband around people’s menus with their name on it, I thought it was a cute idea to combine the menu & placecard – I found it on a blog somewhere and loved it! – http://www.projectwedding.com/photo/list/kitty25kat25?photo_to_show=657380&thumbs_page=5
Post # 7
It sounds like a super cute idea… but something like that will be verrry tedious. Make sure you have the time, energy and sanity! Is there a way you can buy some plain poker chips and write the names on them? That really does sound like a keepsake though! I would keep it. 🙂
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill
@Miss Sweets: LLauRRa gave me an idea. (I just love when that happens!) Here’s a site that sells a huge variety of poker chips. Some of them (without inserts) are as little as $2.50 for 50. You can design your own round labels, like the ones from My Wedding Labels, having one side with your name and wedding date and the other side for the table name (maybe even feature a photo of the casino or its logo). You can then write the guest’s name along the edge with a fine-point Sharpie… or have the names printed on cardstock and attached to little glassine envelopes with a chip tucked inside each one. :o)
Post # 9
I also plan on doing DIY placecards although I’m not quite sure what the plan of attack is yet… I love the poker chip idea! My wedding is at golf course/country club so I’m thinking of doing something to incorporate that. TBD…
Post # 10
Thanks for the ideas! I actually had thought about using poker chips as they are, however most are only an inch or inch and a half in diameter, whereas if I buy the wooden discs they can be as large as 2 3/8 inch round….this could mean more room to write the people’s names and/or table names underneath…my mom and I will have to be a paint factory but I know we can do it, especially with over a year until the wedding. Do you guys think I should just write the people’s names on the chip and then have a seating board as to their name/table, or do you think I should write both on the chip?
Our theme is gaming/vegas/casinos so with the table names as casinos I was thinking of somehow incorporating the Vegas Strip as the room map….any ideas?
Post # 11
I think your larger poker chip idea is really great. It sounds like you have plenty of time to get them painted! Your theme sounds really fun.
Post # 12
- Wedding: February 2009 - Small church ceremony with mountain-view log cabin reception
cute idea! I know these arent exactly poker chips, but you could use something similar to mrs. lovebugs charity chips:
good luck and let us know what you did!
Post # 13
Our tables are named after destination cities of our honeymoon, so I had thought it would be super cute to do luggage tags as placecards, and hang them on the chairs. Feel free to snag that idea anyone, because with just two weeks to go, that’s one project I decided to let go in favour of a less insane final To Do list!