Post # 1
OK, OK…so I’m leaning twoards assigned seating as you guys suggested. So, I went looking for cute escort cards and found these:
Aren’t they adorable? They are a $1 a peice at this etsy seller has so many other cute paper cutouts too! (TimelessPaper)
But, how do I display them for everyone to see? Pay in mind, the wedding reception will take place in a courtyard in New Orleans (hence the shrimp). Plus it’s a brunch reception, so I think that they will be extra cute with Bloody Mary’s! Anyway…the first thought was a net, but is that too Red Lobsterish? How would I hang it outside anyway if I were to do it? Any other cute ideas, Bee’s?
Post # 3
I like the net idea. Also what about on paper glasses? Kind of like cut outs against a big board?
Post # 4
I am actually making something similar, but instead of putting them on glasses, I am putting them on cards for guests to take with them.
Post # 5
What about getting huge glass bowls, having the shrimp line the rims, and have floating flowers in the center?
Post # 6
@Jojo: super cute! What if we put some beta/gold fish in? But what if the paper shrimp fell in too? Eeeeek!
Remember, I do want to initially ue them as escort cards, so they need to be displayed “en mass” at the entrance initially, THEN they can be used by guests to denote which delicious beverage is theirs…SO I need ideas for the “en mass display”.
Post # 7
Can you just put them on the guest’s empty glasses and display those on a table at the entrance? The guest could just carry the glass to their table, the same way they’d carry an escort card. Or else, could you make little racks for them? Like several long, thin pieces of wood (with bases) tall enough to keep the tails from touching the table? You could hook them over the wood the way you hook them over the glass (line up several on one rack, but spaced enough so the names are visible).
Post # 8
If you’re having a cocktail hour you could have the bartender give them out with the person’s first drink?
If you do the huge bowl look, you could put flowers in there without water. Maybe resting on river rocks, or other vase filler. What about filling the bowl with lemons?
How many guests are you going to have?
Post # 9
You can put them right on the glasses and just have the guest bring the entire glass to their table. Line them up in alphabetical order and have them fill them up at the bar on the way to their seats. (One complimentary drink, although potentally expensive, would be a nice gesture.)