Post # 1
Fiance crushed my dreams of escort cards this week. We’re planning our wedding from Florida (and next year Colorado), and getting married in Michigan. I had a cute idea all set up for escort cards, but Fiance said “you know that you won’t have time to put that all together a few days before the wedding.” We’re arriving in MI about 6 days before the wedding, so they’re will be a bajillion things to do. He’s right. We’re DIYing flowers, food, bar, etc., etc., etc. The escort cards and the way they’ll be displayed are at the bottom of the list.
I was thinking of making a seating chart board instead. I can make the board now, and send it home with his parents when they come to visit in December, and then just print out the table assignments to attach to the board later. I’m making table numbers right now (I’m making more than enough because I bought all my supplies at the dollar store and used my cricuit, so not a huge loss in money if they’re are extra).
I need inspiration. I had my heart set on the escort cards.
Anyone have pics of what they did?
Post # 3
Question: Why can’t you do the escort cards now? I did mine WELL in advance of the wedding itself, and then just finalized the seating once I got my RSVPs in, and tossed the few extras that were unexpected “No’s” or people I wasn’t sure about. Unless you’re doing them on something that has a short lifespan or would biodegrade if you did them too far out, I don’t understand why you couldn’t do them now?
Post # 4
It’s not the making them that’s the problem. It’s the setup of them that’s the problem. I just won’t have time to set them up the night before the wedding. Plus, our wedding is entirely outdoors (reception in a tent). If the weather acts up, we’ll have escort cards all over the lawn. I don’t have any extra time in my day of schedule with hair, makeup, pics, and Fiance insisting that he cook all the food for 100 people (don’t even get me started on how bad of an idea I think this is) to worry about setting up escort cards.
We also don’t have anything near a guest list yet (as our wedding is still 22 months away). With a board, I can do it now, and then just print out the table assignments when we get a finalized guest list. With a long time to plan, I have to take my DIY stuff in segments: what can be done now and what can wait. A board can be done now, with the final touch as we get closer. I need to balance the what can be done now with the what can wait category so I don’t end up with way too much to do in the final months/weeks.
Plus, all my DIY stuff needs to be transported back to MI. If I do the board and table numbers now, they can go home with FI’s parents when they visit. I don’t have to worry about shipping anything.