(Closed) FI thinks we need assigned tables… what can I use to label tables CHEAP?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@HappilyEverAfter54: I bought 50 cent little wood book stands, ya know the kind that fold out and hold the pages back,at the craft store and then placed my cards that I matted with other colored paper onto it. The whole project cost me less than $20 and I also had to print a picture for each one. 

It was much less expensive then using frames.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Table names:

1.You could use the names of characters from the play such as the fairy king Oberon, the fairy queen Titania, and the human lovers Lysander, Hermia, Helena, and Demetrius .”The Lovers,” “The Prankster,” “Midsummer Magic,” “Enchantment,” etc. The Bride and Groom’s table could be “The Duke and Duchess of Athens.”

another list of characters

OBERON

TITANIA

EGEUS

LYSANDER

HELENA

DEMETRIUS

HERMIA

PHILOSTRATE

MOONSHINE

THISBE

PYRAMUS

WALL

PUCK

PEASEBLOSSOM

COBWEB

MOTH

MUSTARDSEED

QUINCE

BOTTOM

FLUTE

STARVELING

TOM SNOUT

SNUG

JOINER

For the signs themselves, if you are near an IKEA they sell Tolsby frames 2/$1.99. You can leave them as is or spray paint them the color of your choice. If you leave the plastic cover in place it will protect the center area, then you can place the paper on which you have printed the table names.

2.You could use quotations from the play:

http://www.shakespeare-navigators.com/dream/quotesdream.html

Escort Cards:

escort cards could be simple blank cards you buy at the stationers, then stamp with a dragonfly stamp

A Midsummer Night's Dream with an Old Hollywood Twist

you could place them on trays of wheatgrass or moss

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

For the table names/numbers themselves, I’m just taking a piece of cardstock, photocopying a fancy number (well, actually, we’re doing first letter of last name of famous composers, and putting a description below for the table number, but you get it,) and folding it in half (hamburger half,) and just letting it be a tent!

For the escort cards, I got cheap folded (tent) business cards from vistaprint, and had them print:

Name ___________

Table _________

on each one, and I’m just handwriting their name and table.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

What are you doing for favors? I’ve seen people using the favors as escort cards and I think this can work well.

Table numbers/names can be pretty easy and cheap. Try your local dollar store. They actually sometimes have nice frames. You can get scrapbook or other pretty paper from Michael’s or other craft stores for really cheap. And just print the name/number directly on it or another sheet of paper. Glue it and place it in the frame. You’re done!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

What about hanging something from the branches?  I think that would be cute, and then it wouldn’t get lost in the tablescape. 

You could put some up on all sides.

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