(Closed) DIY Placecards?

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • 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.  Fiance 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
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I really like that idea.  I cannot wait to see your samples. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • 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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

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

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Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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
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Busy bee
  • 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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

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 # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

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
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Helper bee
  • 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:

http://www.weddingbee.com/2008/02/05/sweet-charity/

good luck and let us know what you did!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

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!

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