(Closed) Where to incorporate the family tartan?

posted 5 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

On your garter! As a boquet wrap,

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

cute ideas so far! Can you get them in tablecloths and/or napkin linens? If they are pricy, could you do them just as tablecloths in the reception area/escort card table?

How about getting cocktail napkins printed up with the tartan silkscreened on it with a little explanation/history of the family name on them?

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@Glasgowbound:  If you are quite happy with DIY, could you maybe buy plain white table cloths and ribbon in the tartan and stitch them together?

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Since he doesn’t want to wear a kilt would he wear a tartan tie or vest?  Also, if you’re having a flower girl maybe she can toss out tiny pieces of the tartan fabric instead of petals?  You could use one of those scrapbooking punches to cut out cool shapes.

Just a thought.  🙂

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Hi!  We wanted to use tartan too but didn’t want it too overwhelming.  The bouquets and boutineers are going to be tied with tartan, I made my garter with tartan and lace, and we’re having a square of tartan material under the centerpieces and maybe by the guest book.  Oh, I also covered a tack board with tartan and we’re thumbtacking our seating plan to it.  I think that’s it.  I’m hoping it’s enough but not too much.  Good luck!  Our wedding isn’t til next weekend so I only have mock-up pics but here you go!

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Glasgowbound:  The nice tartan material is pretty pricey and I don’t think we’ll really want to keep it all for anything afterward.  We picked some kind of polyesther blend stuff and it was a bit cheaper.  It felt nice and wasn’t too thin.  We were going to do table cloths but that would be way too much money.  We just pulled some strings out along the edges and didn’t have to sew anything.  For 18 tables of 2’x2′ squares the material was a bit under $100 dollars.

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Glasgowbound:  Where do you live?  I’m in Canada and I got it at a place called Atlantic Fabrics but I think Fabricville had it too.  Everything is more expensive here so if you are in the states you can probably find it at a fabric store cheaper than I did.  Let me know how it goes!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

The tartan under the cake would be cool.  Are you having an altar table at the ceremony (unity candle or similar)?  Maybe put one there?

I love the idea of tying your bouquet with it, so you’re incorporating his traditions into your bouquet – nice way to communicate cohesion.  (sorry for the business language – in the middle of grad school studying)

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