(Closed) Escort Card Table Ideas for a 1950s wedding

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Could you make cake stand type things with records (not 100% your theme), of various heights and record sizes?  If you google DIY cake stand or “record cake stand” you’ll find some ideas.  

  this is from google and kind of what I mean

 

Varying heights is always good when you have a huge collection of something to put out.

Do you happen to have a bunch of knicknacks and things that fit the theme?  Could you use them to prop things up?  Like a radio, or toy cars or toys?  Then stick all the cards amongst them?

A crazier idea would be to see if you can get an old car door panel and lean it up against the wall and use magnets to hold your cards all over it.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Another thought – isn’t green glass from the 50s?  (I may be way off, I’m not in the know on these things)

If you could pick up a bunch at thrift stores/garage sales etc, you could do a big multi height display and put the cards in vases/bowls with some sort of order, like alphabet.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

As a (non-themed) alternative to just laying them down, what about something like this?  You could paint each piece of wood a different color to make them look more modern.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

What about buying/borrowing/finding some “classic” mailboxes and either grouping them by letter in the mailboxes, or using those as more backdrop to prop them up?

What about one of those boards where you slip everything under the criss crossed ribbon to hold things on?

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Another idea would be stringing yarn between something and using clothes pegs to put the cards on a line.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Hahaha, that’s the problem with the door thing.  Maybe an auto wrecker?  Or some random with rusty vehicles in the front yard?  heh.  The only real ideas on sourcing I have would be to call the following to ask:

– local vintage car club

– put a want ad in an autotrader newspaper or similar

– call some local auto wreckers and see if they have any leads/pieces

 

The shelf you found is great!  I do see your concern about displaying the cards on it somehow though.

 

Best of luck!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@puttanesca:  “But now I have this old car door thing stuck in my head. “


Sorry!

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would contact the auto wreckers in your area. There is an ad on the WDC craigslist right now selling a Mustang door for $60 but it is from the 60’s. I’m sure you could rent one from a  wrecker for less, or buy it and sell it back to them for less.

Or you could blow up a pic of a 1950’s car, attach it to foam core and use pushpins to attach the cards.

You could use a vintage door

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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Where did you find the mini envelopes for your seating cards?

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